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Inside Aaron Rodgers’ ‘complicated’ relationship with his family

And although Green Bay, Wis., is quite a distance from Chico, the Rodgers family has apparently remained as supportive as possible.

Ed, Darla, Luke, Jordan and the brothers’ maternal grandparents, Barbaric and chuck pitmanwere all in Arlington, Texas, when the Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers to win Super Bowl XLV in 2011, three years after Rodgers took over the team at veteran quarterback. Brett Favre. Rodgers threw for 304 yards for three touchdowns with no interceptions and was named Super Bowl MVP.

Interviewing Ed before the big game, a writer for Dallas News‘ Sports Day noted that there was no evidence in his chiropractic office of his son’s identity.

“Just my way, I guess,” Ed said. “I’m not going to show off. People here kinda know me and know what’s going on.” That being said, he couldn’t have looked prouder.

“I knew Aaron had a special gift,” Ed also said. The New York Times before the game, “but you never think your kid is going to end up in the Super Bowl.”

The elder Rodgers also told the story of a friend of his who complimented Aaron on his playing. “Aaron was like, ‘Yeah, but you should see my brother. He’s better.’ The gentleman turned to me and said, ‘You know, that response is really rare.'” Ed added, “Aaron always had this interesting combination of being really humble and extremely confident.”


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