Former Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk has retired from football, but what comes next? Hawk details his thoughts in a piece for The Players' Tribune, in which he describes the end of his NFL career, what comes next, and his only regret as an NFL player. Here's an excerpt from the piece:
“I love where I’m at in my life right now, enjoying retirement with Laura and our four kids. I’ve said goodbye to the game, but I think that whenever an athlete retires, they always have some regrets — actually, regrets might be a strong word. But I believe everybody has things they wish they could have done that they didn’t. Things they wish the could have accomplished, but fell short.
For me, my only regret is that we didn’t win multiple Super Bowls during my time in Green Bay.
Think about it: When you have Aaron Rodgers, who is the greatest quarterback of all time, you always have a shot at winning it all. And we had a great group of guys around him, too. I played with Brett Favre for two years and Aaron Rodgers for seven, and we only won one ring. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll always cherish the Super Bowl ring that I do have. But looking back, I believe we should have won more.
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