Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says he has used the past several months to work on himself and now he enters the new season in great spirits. After this year´s NFL draft, in which the Packers selected quarterback Jordan Love, there were rumors that Rodgers was unhappy and that the split between him and the team could come soon.
But Rodgers arrived to training camp in positive spirits and so far it has been great. "I think, just like the 2011 offseason, the extra time was beneficial for those of us who chose to work on ourselves during that time,"Rodgers said, per ESPN.
"And I think that was the important thing. I think the more we work on ourselves and we learn to love ourselves, the more we can love others better. And when you´re feeling good about yourself and confident and loving others, it´s naturally going to put you in a better mood."
Rodgers happy with his life
This offseason, Rodgers split with his girlfriend Danica Patrick. "I think my quality of life has been pretty high, based on some important decisions I´ve made in my own life," Rodgers added without specifying what decisions he has made.
"And just finding my center a little bit better during these strange months during the offseason. So I came in excited to see the guys, excited to continue to build relationships with them and get to know them. I have a lot of close friends -- you mentioned a couple of them in ´Big Dog´ and Tim -- on this squad, but I always enjoyed looking forward to seeing the guys and catching up and seeing how they´re doing."
The Packers went 13-3 in the regular season last year and made the NFC title game, in which they were thrashed by the San Francisco 49ers. Despite a successful season, the Packers offense was inconsistent and Rodgers wanted to fix that.
"The other part was just taking a critical look at my play the last few years and then going back to some previous years about what I felt like when I was playing really, really well. What was I doing slightly different than what I´ve been doing the last five years?" Rodgers said.
"And I picked up on some things and tried to start incorporating them into my daily routine, and you pair that with a positive attitude and a comfort in the offense, it´s not surprising to me how camp has gone."