OK, it’s the month of June, we’ve been teased by the NFL offseason; we’ve seen players come and go in free agency; we’ve been tantalized by the players added to the team through the draft; we’ve watched closely as the Packers have solidified the roster for years to come by re-signing their two biggest stars in Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews; and we’ve been trying to remember what the NFL season is like …
After all, it’s been several months since we’ve actually watched the Packers on the field … way too long, don’t you think?
For a few days this past month we watched as the rookies and vets ran the field in helmets and shorts. That was simply a tease. We want the real thing. We want to see bodies colliding, the sound of pads slamming into one another, balls flying through the air, running backs squeezing through holes, players sweating and working to earn a job.
But we have to wait … we have to wait until the end of next month. It seems like a long time, doesn’t it? It really isn’t, but at this point, it’s surely too long.
So, we’ve taken the time to pull together some pictures that will at least tide us over for a bit.
Today we focus on the highest paid quarterback in the NFL: Aaron Rodgers. Hopefully it whets your appetite for what’s to come and satisfies your football need at least for a while.
All are Raymond T. Rivard photographs