Aaron Rodgers says there's a 'possibility of reconciliation' with brother Jordan Rodgers ... as pair have had yearslong rift
Aaron Rodgers commented on his rift with brother Jordan Rodgers during an appearance Wednesday on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, saying that he believes 'in healing' and 'the possibility of reconciliation at some point.'
The Green Bay Packers quarterback, 38, commented on potentially moving forward with his sibling, as Jordan, 33, spoke about the dissension with Aaron when he appeared in 2016 on The Bachelorette, where he pursued eventual wife JoJo Fletcher, 31.
The latest: Aaron Rodgers, 38, commented on his rift with brother Jordan Rodgers, 33, during an appearance Wednesday on the Aubrey Marcus Podcast, saying that he believes 'in healing' and 'the possibility of reconciliation at some point'
'Many people have issues with family and deal with them in their own ways,' the NFL staple said. 'For me, I've always tried to deal with it quietly behind closed doors.
'That hasn't always been the case or hasn't been good enough for a lot of people who want to write about it, or pick it apart, or talk about it, or even some things that my family has said or done over the years that's been public.'
Rodgers said he's never been comfortable engaging publicly in discussion about his family dynamics.
'To judge on the outside about what should be, or what it should look like, or who's wrong and who's right, it's just a game I've never wanted to play and still don't want to play,' he said.
Jordan Rodgers and JoJo Fletcher, who wed earlier this year, were snapped in LA in 2019
Rodgers said he's never been comfortable engaging publicly in discussion about his family dynamics
Rodgers said the 'most important' factor is the 'deep love and gratitude' he has for his family.
'Who knows what that future is going to look like, when it's going to look like, when the time is going to come,' Rodgers said. 'But I have no bitterness in my heart, I have no resentment.
'I just have deep love and appreciation for the lessons that I learned and the fact that if I hadn't been raised that way, all the good and all the frustrating, there's no way I'd be sitting here today.'
The four-time NFL MVP said that not being grateful for his life experience and how things have 'turned out' for him would be 'looking at the glass as half empty and [he] just won't do that.'
Rodgers said the 'most important' factor is the 'deep love and gratitude' he has for his family
The NFL star said he has no bitterness or resentment in regards to the situation
Rodgers was snapped at Packers training camp in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin on Thursday
He added, 'I look at it as there were experiences that were important. I chose to be in this family and to deal with everything that I dealt with positive and difficult and I have deep love and gratitude for them and their journeys and hope for the future.'
The football star said that at his core, he has 'deep gratitude and love for the way' he was raised, the lessons he was taught and the environment he grew up in, as well as the fact his father Ed Rodgers 'made a point to make [him and his] brothers' sporting events the number one priority.'
He credited their father Ed for 'going back to school as a middle-aged man' in an effort 'to make a better life for his kids.'
Said Rodgers: 'My age, he went back to chiropractic college trying to give us a better life - I have deep, deep gratitude for that and really appreciate the sacrifices that were made on our behalf to give us a better life.'