Aaron Rodgers, according to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, will not attend the mandatory camp for all Green Bay Packers players starting Tuesday:
Packers’ QB Aaron Rodgers is not expected to attend Green Bay’s mandatory minicamp that starts Tuesday, per sources. Green Bay could opt to fine him $93,085 for his absences or it could make it an excused absence and waive the fine. But Rodgers is not expected there.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 7, 2021
This follows a weekend of public posturing by Packers upper management regarding Rodgers, including this comment by Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy:
The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base. The emails and letters that I’ve received reflect this fact. As I wrote here last month, we remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond. We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better.
One wonders how making a public comment regarding a matter that as part of publicly addressing contains a note about how said matter is best not discussed publicly … maybe it’s Common Core math applied to player personnel matters. But I digress.
It is worth noting how a couple of recent Green Bay personnel decisions heavily reflect on Rodgers’ beef with management and he being on not so much a different page regarding how to best build a championship contending team but different books located in libraries that themselves are located on different continents. First, the Packers re-signed running back Aaron Jones to the tune of four years and $48 million. It’s not that Jones is a banana slug; last season he finished fourth in the league as far as rushing yards are concerned. The problem is committing that amount of money, when you are already hard up against the salary cap, to any running back when the position is seldom one of high-level output sustained over several years. The average career length for an NFL running back is less than three years. Jones is entering his
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