GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers understands how it happens. He just doesn’t think his everyday life is all that interesting.
Playing golf with President Barack Obama, astronaut Mark Kelly and ESPN’s Tony Kornheiser? Yep. Photobombing Common on the red carpet at the Oscars? Of course. Winning "Celebrity Jeopardy!" against Kelly and entrepreneur Kevin O'Leary? Absolutely. An upcoming appearance on an ABC game show? Sure.
But actor Chris Pratt burning steaks when Rodgers and girlfriend Olivia Munn get together with Pratt and wife Anna Faris? C'mon. Really?
"Yeah, but that’s the way the media is going," Rodgers said with a shrug. "It’s overstimulation."
The Green Bay Packers quarterback is self-aware enough that this sort of thing merely comes with the living-in-Los Angeles territory, especially since Munn has 1 million followers on Instagram and shares a lot of her life with her fans. And Rodgers, who was much more guarded about his private life earlier in his career and is not particularly active on social media himself, isn’t complaining. (Rodgers does not have his own Instagram or Facebook accounts, and uses Twitter primarily to crack jokes.)
He’s just not sure that paparazzi photos of him taking the couple’s dog for a walk are particularly click-worthy.
"I think for the people who are looking at those sites, there’s always stuff going on. It’s kind of the way of life when you live in L.A.; you often run in to some of that stuff," Rodgers said following the first workout of the Packers' offseason program this week. "It’s just part of the life now.
"But it’s [also] fun. I think there’s a big crossover going on between obviously style and fashion and sports and entertainment. Obviously, you guys [in the media] have a job to do every single day, so you’re going to write about something, report about something. That’s your job. We live in the spotlight and you kind of get used to it."