Aaron Rodgers’ Packers boycott is official.
The quarterback, who’s made it acknowledged that he wishes out of Inexperienced Bay, was a no-show at voluntary OTAs on Monday, based on ESPN.com.
The newly engaged QB was closing observed having fun with time in Hawaii with fiancée, actress Shailene Woodley.
Rodgers and Woodley had been photographed exiting a non-public aircraft in Oahu closing week and had been greeted with vibrant leis. Awesemo.com posted video of Rodgers having fun with the guitar and hanging out with Woodley on Monday.
Rodgers and Woodley are believed to be in Hawaii with actor Miles Teller and his partner Keleigh, in accordance with varied posts on social media.
The NFL offseason and OTA schedule is lower up into three phases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rodgers didn’t participate inside the first two phases, the first of which was digital.
Section three began on Monday and consists of 10 days of on-field work with helmets and in-person conferences over the course of 4 weeks.
This part of the NFL offseason program is voluntary, nonetheless, avid gamers are required to attend needed minicamp from June 8-10. If Rodgers had been to miss the Packers minicamp, he’s in peril for a $93,085 high-quality, in accordance with the report.
Regardless of Inexperienced Bay’s continued stance that they don’t plan on shopping for and promoting Rodgers, the employees added two quarterbacks closing week in veteran Blake Bortles and Kurt Benkert.
The brand new additions be part of quarterback Jordan Love, whom the Packers chosen inside the 2020 NFL Draft as Rodgers’ eventual various. The switch is what apparently sparked the Rodgers-Packers rift.
Rodgers was reportedly offered a model new contract by the Packers, which could make him the highest-paid QB inside the league. Nonetheless, his factors with the employees run deeper than cash.
The disgruntled reigning MVP is reportedly irritated alongside together with his lack of inclusion regarding employees and personnel picks. Rodgers has remained silent all via the media circus surrounding his impending divorce with the Packers, thought he’s anticipated to appear on Kenny Mayne’s closing “SportsCenter” on Monday night time time.
Extra simply these days, NBC Sports activities’ Mike Tirico, who ran into Rodgers on the Kentucky Derby this month, talked about Rodgers wanting out of Inexperienced Bay is influenced by Tom Brady’s switch to the Buccaneers. Brady left New England, the place he carried out for 20 seasons, for Tampa Bay closing offseason.
Rodgers, who turns 38 this yr, is at current beneath contract with the Packers by way of 2023.