1. Aaron Rodgers wanting out
On the subject of the draft, it was on the day of the first round that ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped one of the biggest news stories of the NFL offseason, reporting that Aaron Rodgers didn’t want to return to Green Bay.
It wasn’t all that surprising considering some of Rodgers’ comments over the past year and because the Packers had drafted his replacement in 2020, but it was still disappointing to read the article.
It’s without a doubt been the headline of the offseason in the NFL, not just for the Packers.
Rodgers has held out of minicamp and OTAs, and there appears to be no end in sight to this situation. Will he return for training camp and then put together another MVP season? Will he hold out during camp and even during the season? Will he get traded? You could make a good argument for just about any scenario happening in the coming months. Who knows?
No matter whether you think the team is to blame, Rodgers is at fault, or you fall somewhere in between, what’s undeniable is this is a disappointing situation and one we all hope is resolved soon enough. Whether that’s Rodgers returning or even being traded away, the Packers and Rodgers need to figure out what’s next.