Aaron Rodgers Forgoes Green Bay Packers’ Mandatory Minicamp

by Seth Udinski
Aaron Rodgers Forgoes Green Bay Packers’ Mandatory Minicamp

Seth Udinski, FISM News


The drama between Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers continues to unfold.  Early this past week, ESPN insider Adam Schefter tweeted a prediction that Rodgers was would not be attending the mandatory offseason minicamp.  NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero confirmed on Tuesday that the Packers’ future Hall of Fame signal-caller was nowhere to be found for the start of minicamp.

Rodgers’ discontentment with the Packers is well-known at this point in the 2021 NFL offseason.  This action could speed up the inevitable outcome of a not-so-friendly parting between the aging star quarterback and his longtime franchise.  Rodgers has been a Packer since 2005 and the team’s starting QB since 2008, and during that time he has won a Super Bowl and made a name for himself as one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history.  Despite the success, he has also suffered from several playoff heartbreaks and was the victim of multiple cases of foolish game management from his head coach in big spots.

Speaking of Packers’ management, it appears the team has accepted the outcome of losing their longtime quaterback.  Last week, head coach Matt LeFleur gave a generic and somewhat lifeless plea for Rodgers to return:

It’s important that we have all our guys and certainly, we’d love him to be here and hopefully we’ll see him Tuesday.

Rodgers is now in the “holdout” stage of his career in Green Bay, and it is becoming more likely that he will never again play in a Packers’ uniform.