Aaron Rodgers would like to sleep in his own bed.
Following the Packers’ 24-10 win over the Washington Football Team, Rodgers said he woke up Sunday morning with a stiff back, blaming it on the hotel bed he slept in Saturday night.
“My back was a little stiff Saturday, and maybe you guys know this or don’t know this, but there’s an antiquated procedural thing in our league where the most important night of sleep, we stay at a hotel,” Rodgers said, per ESPN. “And I don’t want to blame it on the hotel — it’s a nice hotel — but my bed at the house that I’m sleeping in every other night of my time here in Green Bay would probably be a little bit of a better option, I think, and that’s just my opinion.”
Rodgers played just fine in the win, going 27 of 35 for 274 yards with three touchdowns. He gave credit to athletic trainer Nate Weir and chiropractor Mike Zoelle for helping him get ready on time.
“I woke up this morning and my back was killing me,” Rodgers said. “It was all locked up and I came in here early, and I’m thankful for those guys taking care of me in order to go out and play today.”
Rodgers has noted his dislike of staying in a hotel the night before a game before. Whether he gets what he wants this time remains to be seen.
“Well, coach Rodgers and I will have a discussion after this, I’m sure,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said, per ESPN, when the issue was brought up. “We’ll talk about that in-house.”
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