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Robert Zeglinski

Aaron Rodgers urged Mitchell Schwartz to ‘be curious, not judgmental’ after ripping his darkness retreat

Before he determines his NFL future — be it a retirement, in Green Bay, or in Las Vegas with Davante Adams — news of Aaron Rodgers’ planned “darkness retreat” has already spread across the football world.

The four-time MVP has said he’ll use the retreat as a way to figure out what he should do next. While there were a whole host of reactions from fans, players, and analysts, former Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz had one of the more pointed criticisms of Rodgers’s plans.

Given how it’s 2023, and Rodgers seemingly continues to be content to keep the Packers waiting on him, Schwartz didn’t take kindly to the quarterback’s strategy:

Rodgers didn’t appreciate Schwartz’s words, but he didn’t respond to him by being mean or with snark. No, no. Instead, he urged Schwartz not to be so “judgmental” while telling him this is how he finds a greater peace.

Maybe we could all use this lesson. Not necessarily when it comes to criticizing Rodgers — I mean, come on, make a decision — but just… in letting things flow with the people in our lives.

We might be happier!

NFL fans had lots of thoughts about Rodgers' response to Schwarz's criticism of his darkness retreat

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