Aaron Rodgers is chasing another Super Bowl ring, but teammate Za’Darius Smith believes his focus should also be on a sparkler for girlfriend Danica Patrick.
While discussing the longtime lovebirds recently with TMZ, the Packers star linebacker hinted Rodgers should “put a ring on it” after two years of dating.
“As strong as we are, women bring the best out of us,” said Smith, who had 13.5 sacks last season for the NFC North champs. “In Baltimore, I was a no-name guy then I met my lady. Who I am today is all because of her. She kept me focused, locked in, said no in certain situations.”
Patrick, who split from fellow racer Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in late 2017, spoke about getting engaged during an appearance on SiriusXM’s “The Jenny McCarthy Show” last fall.
“You know what, that’s one of those things, you can’t be attached to something going a certain way because if you really want something to happen, there’s that equal energy of being afraid that it’s not going to happen,” Patrick explained. “So you just have to let it go and be like, ‘Well, am I having fun today?’ Yup.’ Then life’s good.’”
She then joked, “I’ll probably get proposed to tomorrow now.”
Though it remains to be seen when or if Rodgers, 36, will pop the question, both he and Patrick, 37, are anxious about what’s ahead for the Packers after the 49ers dashed their Super Bowl dreams in last month’s NFC Championship game.
“Endings are always hard. But this season was still pretty amazing and we nearly had our bags packed for the super bowl,” Patrick recently wrote in an Instagram tribute. “I will ever forget the good times we had. Thank you for the memories @aaronrodgers12 ❤️ and squad. Something tells me this is just the beginning of a good long run for the @packers.”