Aaron Rodgers completes darkness retreat in southern Oregon
Aaron Rodgers spent the past several days and nights at Sky Cave Retreats, located about thirty minutes outside of Ashland.
Scott Berman owns Sky Cave Retreats. He told ESPN Rodgers left the dark room and facility Wednesday.
Rodgers entered the darkness isolation retreat to “have a better sense of where I am at in my life,” he told Pat McAfee in his regular Tuesday appearance back on Feb. 14th. Rodgers reiterated the motive was not solely about his football future.
Should he decide to return to play in 2023, Rodgers is under contract with the Packers for a guaranteed salary of $59.465 million. Rodgers could also be traded should he decide to play, with the New York Jets and Las Vegas Raiders leading the list of rumored landing spots.
Rodgers has played the entirety of his 18 NFL seasons with the Packers since the franchise drafted him with the 24th overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. He has won four NFL MVP awards and one Lombardi Trophy with the Packers (SB XLV).
Sky Cave is booked for the next 18 months and has a waitlist in the hundreds, per ESPN senior writer Xuan Thai’s reporting. The location has hosted over 300 darkness retreat guests.
“Hello, Darkness My Old Friend”. A story on darkness retreats where I desparately tried (and failed) to find a way to incorporate a Simon And Garfunkel song. #GoPackGo #GreenBayPackers #HannahEden @colinobrady
— xuan thai (@Xuan_Thai) February 23, 2023
NFL free agency begins March 15th. Packers president Mark Murphy said while there is no deadline on Rodgers to make a decision on his future, he hopes to have clarity on his decision by that date.