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Rodgers not planning broadcasting career

Nov. 6, 2013
 
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Although there have been rave reviews for Aaron Rodgers’ performance as a football analyst on NBC’s pre-game Super Bowl show, the Packers quarterback said he isn’t planning a broadcasting career after his playing days. “As much fun as it was to be in that setting. … I really would like to use my talents for other things when I’m done playing,” said Rodgers on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show today. “That’s still the plan.” Rodgers said it was tougher being an analyst than playing in the Super Bowl, considering there are sometimes multiple people talking in his earpiece when on camera. He said he has a new-found respect for broadcasters. Rodgers had a four-hour rehearsal on the day before the Super Bowl. He wasn’t expecting to appear in so many segments during the pre-game show (approximately 11). Rodgers covered a variety of topics in his final radio show of the season: *He said it was humbling to get a standing ovation when he received the NFL MVP award Saturday at the NFL awards show. *He has received some feelers about appearing on Saturday Night Live and talked to some cast members over the weekend. He’s hopeful something can be worked out. *He wasn’t too surprised at how well the Giants defense played in the Super Bowl because they’ve been playing great the second half of the season. *He acknowledged it’s more important to be playing well heading into the playoffs than during the regular season. “It just shows you it’s really all about the last six or seven weeks, maybe even less, maybe the last two or three,” Rodgers said. “You want to be playing the right way and be healthy late in the year to go on that run.” *He’s happy for Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who he believes has been an elite quarterback for a long time and is finally getting the respect he’s been due for a while. *He said he would be more than willing to offer advice to Andrew Luck, who is expected to be drafted No. 1 by the Indianapolis Colts and will likely be the heir apparent to Peyton Manning. He said he sees similarities between Luck potentially replacing Manning and him replacing Brett Favre in Green Bay. He said the less Luck says now about his potential situation in Indianapolis, the better. *It was fun meeting his boyhood idol Joe Montana over Super Bowl weekend. Rodgers said he was trying to act like it was not a huge deal, but in reality it was. Prior to his NFL career he used to wear a Montana shirt underneath his pads. *He will participate in the AT&T Pebble Beach national pro-am golf tournament this weekend. He said his golf game is not where he wants it to be right now. *He heard from Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun after winning the MVP award over the weekend. “It’s fun to have two MVPs in the state of Wisconsin,” said Rodgers. *He traded in the Camaro he won for being named Super Bowl MVP last year. He said he did that before he began endorsing Ford vehicles. *He wasn’t a big fan of the intentional grounding call against Tom Brady in the Super Bowl that resulted in a safety. “It was too early in the game and too big a call,” Rodgers said. “I was surprised with that call. I’ve never seen back judge make that call before.” *His plan is to start working out next week and try to get his body revved up for the start of the off-season program on April 16.        

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