Aaron Rodgers was spotted leaving the Topanga Rocks crystal shop in Los Angeles this week while trade talks between the Jets and Packers continue to stall. The quarterback, who has expressed his intention to play for the Jets in 2023, was seen holding a small bag as he exited the store, which offers crystals, stone goods, jewelry, and other design elements from around the world. The 39-year-old athlete enjoys practicing transcendental meditation and has previously been photographed wearing a crystal-and-fossil amulet necklace. It’s uncertain what Rodgers purchased during his visit, but crystals have several uses, including aiding in meditation.
In a recent profile for Men’s Health, Rodgers discussed his love for practicing transcendental meditation, stating that it helps him calm his mind so that it isn’t racing. He also talked about his fondness for doing the dishes as a meditative activity. Rodgers has been open about his interest in alternative medicine and his use of ayahuasca, a plant-based psychedelic tea that contains the hallucinogenic drug DMT, claiming that it has helped him perform better on the field.
In addition to his visit to the crystal shop, Rodgers also stopped by the Longevity coffee shop in Thousand Oaks, where he was seen enjoying a beverage with actor Jonathan Tucker. Dressed casually in a blue T-shirt, black shorts, brown flip-flops, and aviator sunglasses, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback is currently in California while the Packers and Jets negotiate a deal.
During an appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers stated that the Packers are “digging their heels in” when it comes to compensation for him. Last month, conflicting reports arose regarding Green Bay’s compensation requests. Rodgers has a contract worth $110 million remaining, including $59.5 million in guaranteed money for 2023 and another $49.25 million in 2024. Meanwhile, his trade to the Jets remains uncertain, and perhaps Rodgers picked out a crystal for his potential new place out east during his visit to the crystal shop.