Less than a week before the veterans report to Green Bay Packers training camp, Aaron Rodgers’ future remains up in the air.
Rookies will report to camp this Friday with the rest of the team, including Rodgers, expected to report next Tuesday.
But whether Rodgers attends or not remains a beautiful mystery. Speaking on “NFL Total Access”, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport gave an update on the Rodgers situation. And, well, there isn’t much of an update.
“This situation is essentially exactly the same as it was in March and in April with no deal for the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers on any sort of new contract, with his frustration still palpable at the organization just about the lack of say he has and essentially being treated just like any other player,” Rapoport said.
At the end of the clip when discussing the possibility of Rodgers returning next week and the situation being resolved, Rapoport simply said, “we’ll see”.
So, what to make of this? Well, it doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t show up. It’s possible those close to the situation are keeping it quiet.
It still seems unclear what would make Rodgers happy in this situation as he’s generally avoided discussing it publicly with any great detail this offseason, and even didn’t attend any of the Milwaukee Bucks’ playoff run. For the most part, he’s remained out of the spotlight.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported earlier this week that Rodgers had turned down a new deal with the Packers that would’ve made him the highest paid quarterback in the league, but it’s important to note Schefter said it happened this offseason. So that could’ve been back in March for all we know.
With less than a week remaining until Rodgers is due to report to training camp, his future with the Packers remains uncertain. And nobody seems to have any answers.