Aaron Rodgers Instagram Post Sets Off Retirement Rumors

Aaron Rodgers, NFC Divisional Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers, NFC Divisional Playoffs - San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers / Stacy Revere/GettyImages

Aaron Rodgers has some big decisions to make this offseason and based on his social media activity, he might be dropping some hints already.

While Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers have been making nice lately, Rodgers might have a twist up his sleeve. In an emotional, 10-picture Instagram post from Monday night, Rodgers hinted that he might be retiring.

Here's the full text:

Here’s some... #MondayNightGratitude for some of the incredibly special people in my life, with some pictures from the last beautiful year.

@shailenewoodley, thanks for letting me chase after you the first couple months after we met, and finally letting me catch up to you and be a part of your life. Thanks for always having my back, for the incredible kindness you show me and everyone you meet, and for showing me what unconditional love looks like, I love you and am grateful for you.

To the men I got to share the QB room with everyday, Matt, Nathaniel, Luke, @jordan3love and @kurtbenkert , you guys made every day so much fun and I’m so thankful for the daily laughs and stress relief you brought me every week of the year. I love you guys.

To the Friday Crew, @aiydacobb , @rcobb18 , @frankieshebby , and @davidbakhtiari , I loved every moment we got to spend together this year. Your love and support was overwhelming, and I cherish the friendships I have with each of you.

To my teammates, past and current, you are the icing on the beautiful cake we call our job; football. the friendships that we have will transcend our collective time in this game and I am so thankful for the role that each of you have played in making my life that much better. I love you guys, and cherish the memories we’ve made.

To everyone else,
Spread love and gratitude you beautiful people, and read a book once in a while too while you’re at it. Love and peace

One of the pictures featured long-time teammates Randall Cobb and Davante Adams standing during the national anthem. It was taken during a game Rodgers didn't play in after contracting COVID-19. It's significant because Rodgers usually stands between the two men during the anthem, but he posted a picture without him in it.

Is Rodgers hinting at retirement or just being vague like he usually is? It's probably the latter. The 38-year-old has won two consecutive NFL MVP Awards. He's been phenomenal and his play shows no signs of falling off.

Rodgers might wind up playing elsewhere in 2022, but it's likely he'll be playing.