Packers QB Aaron Rodgers Absent For Team Meeting At Camp Tuesday
Aaron Rodgers was absent at the Packers’ team meeting to start minicamp on Tuesday morning, as the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback is now entering a holdout after requesting a trade throughout the current offseason.
Since 2012, the Packers have only selected two offensive players in the first round of the draft out of their ten selections. One of them was current backup quarterback Jordan Love. After trades fell through with both the Los Angeles Rams and San Francisco 49ers in the offseason, things have been far from formal and content between ownership and the star QB. This, as well as a desire for a new contract that hasn’t come yet, seem to be major aspects in what has sparked Rodgers’s demands for a trade away from the franchise.
A report from Yahoo’s Charles Robinson made stated that Rodgers was interested in returning to Green Bay if general manager Brian Gutekunst was no longer in the picture for the organization. His disdain for the GM has been widely documented and publicly mentioned multiple times by Rodgers.
At 37 years old, Rodgers is still coming off one of the best seasons of his career. The 2020 league MVP threw for 4,299 yards, 48 touchdowns, and five interceptions. The Packers currently sit at +1700 to win Super Bowl LVI, per the FanDuel Sportsbook.
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