Aaron Rodgers defines the era of eccentric NFL quarterbacks

by Martin Rogers
FOX Sports Columnist

With rarity comes weirdness.

There are not many quarterbacks in NFL. There are only 32 positions at the start, 62 men who took opening shots for their team last year and a handful that are widely seen as reliably good.

It is the position of the elite in elite sport with little tolerance for shortcomings, a place with the potential for immense wealth in return for enduring the maximum stress that the sport can bring.

Quarterback City has its own zip code, and it’s invite only, and it’s undoubtedly a very strange place.

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Aaron Rodgers credits ayahuasca for back-to-back MVP seasons |  the herd

Aaron Rodgers admitted that a psychedelic drug called ayahuasca helped him in back-to-back MVP seasons.

Imagine jumping into a time machine, going back two decades, and then telling the average football fan any of the following about the present:

The most successful quarterback in the league and a contender for another Super Bowl has turned 45 and is still so valuable that The Miami Dolphins lost the first round pick After trying to sign it.

– One of the most promising young players is hailed as a champion among his teammates, who like that he looks stronger and more poised in the pocket – but I absolutely love that he slept with his best friend’s mom.

The hottest budding midfielder was good enough that his team offered him a fully guaranteed $230 million contract, but the same organization was foolish enough to enter Please don’t play Call of Duty-while-you’re-study-the-playbook clause In his deal before it was followed by a red-faced retreat.

The most memorable player in the NFL Spent the summer living in a refurbished prisoner bus Outside his coach’s gym, a car/house he referred to fondly as “the love hut, baby.”

– The reigning MVP twice I just went to a podcast to like it The fun of using narcotic brain-depressants during a trip (pun intended) to Peru with his racing car ex-fiancée.

If everything sounds like a Hollywood movie script, forget about it. This would be the kind of plot thrown on the studio floor for being so far fetched. However, it is the reality of current football.

QBs may hold the title of the most amazing group of individuals in American sports. Ordinary men do not need to apply. It’s where we need an outrageous level of self-belief to conquer a role that can remove the most ego in an instant.

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Nick Wright interacts with Aaron Rodgers, who revealed in a podcast that his experience with ayahuasca, a psychoactive tea containing the hallucinogenic drug DMT, led to the best season of his NFL career.

Being a QB in the NFL means being liked, hated, revered, and humiliated to a degree that no other position confers.

Aaron RodgersNotes – yes, of course, Green Bay Packers The pitcher discussed his hallucinogenic journey on the Aubrey Marcus podcast — it was the latest funky show from a player who’d never be accused of being boring.

You have to hand it to Rodgers. And his stories are always from the “You Can’t Make It Up” collection. The quarterback doesn’t want to be expected. Rodgers don’t have to worry about this predicament.

“I had a magical experience,” Rodgers said. “Feeling the sensation of a hundred different hands on my body, gives me the grace of love and forgiveness for myself and gratitude for this life, apparently from my ancestors.

“To be more free to work, as a captain, as a teammate, as a friend, and as a lover. I really feel that this experience paved the way for me to have the best season of my career.”

MEDICAL DISCLAIMER HERE: Ayahuasca (the name of the dose Rodgers took) contains a potent hallucinogen (DMT) and is illegal in most parts of the United States, but not in Peru.

Perhaps the biggest benefit – depending on your state of mind at the time of course – is to admire the way Rodgers made everyone ask again, “What…?”

But that’s how NFL quarterbacks do it. The audience can’t get enough of the oddities and subplots.

It goes all the way to the bottom of the clicking order. Gardner Menchu – at best – – he’s the strongest reserve player in the league, but you’ve almost certainly heard how he was the summer bus dweller. or how it was Zach Wilsonthe winner of only three matches as a New York Jets The starter, who supposedly channeled Finch from “American Pie” to the delight of the locker room.

You definitely know all about Tom Brady Just yesterday we discussed how he somehow made the age-defying achievement seem totally normal. And if you have paid any attention to the news, you are well aware of the deceptive contracts involved Keeler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals.

It would be wrong to point out that not all news about QBs is good, or fun, or weird, or — well, dope. Ongoing drama of Deshaun Watson The case and the impending resumption of the NFL are serious and socially significant enough to be addressed in isolation.

Besides, most quarterback character arcs can be enjoyed without worry. It can be confusing at times, and sometimesAnd the The most relevant question is how do they find the time to be worthy of publication amid the rigors of the toughest job in football.

But the truth is that all the attention is coming because of the standing of the quarterback in football and because of the place of football in America.

Combine the bright lights with unshakable characters who enjoy being front and center, when things get a little, ahem, triple.

Martin Rogers is a columnist for FOX Sports and the author of the FOX Sports Insider newsletter. sYou can sign up for our daily newsletter here.

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