Packers QB Aaron Rodgers hopes for unity after bitter presidential campaign

Posted at 5:35 PM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 18:38:04-05

GREEN BAY -- After a contentious presidential election, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is hoping the country can heal.

Rodgers told reporters at Lambeau Field Wednesday that he voted in Tuesday's historic election, which saw Republican Donald Trump declared the winner over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

"I thought it was an important night for our country, and really a message to the establishment if you're looking at it from an objective point of view," Rodgers said.

Regardless of which candidate you supported at the polls, the two-time NFL MVP is hoping anger and fear will soon give way to peace and understanding:

"I hope as a country we can now come together and work a little better with each other," Rodgers said. "Obviously there's some people who are, rightfully so, worried about the direction of the country now...but I think it's an important time for us to come together and figure out how to work with each other."

The Packers travel to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans this Sunday.