Per Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur on Tuesday afternoon, QB Aaron Rodgers is absent from the team’s OTAs this week.
LaFleur downplayed his QB’s absence.
“I talked with him last night for a while, which was great, just to update him on where we are,” LaFleur said.
“He’s in great spirits. It was a great conversation.”
If that was any indication, every Packers fan that is worried about Rodgers missing the team’s voluntary activities this week needs to R-E-L-A-X.
Also, almost every major television media outlet from ESPN to the NFL Network will probably make it a point to talk about the future first-ballot Hall of Fame QB and how he is being selfish. At least, that is usually the unfortunate lie that is told.
If I remember correctly, the four-time MVP has won back-to-back-to-back MVP awards. The offense has finished the last two seasons in the top 10 statistically in almost every major category, including scoring and total yards.
The team has won 39 games in total over LaFleur’s first three seasons in Green Bay.
Rodgers has also said on previous occasions that he doesn’t throw during the offseason until he gets back to Green Bay for training camp in July. But if it’s any satisfaction to worried fans and talkative media members, Rodgers stated on the Pat McAfee Show last month that he would be in Green Bay for mandatory minicamp starting on June 7.
For those that are still somehow under the impression that Aaron Rodgers is selfish, keep in mind that while he is training in California, young QB Jordan Love is getting valuable reps with the first-team offense and impactful skill position players.
Rodgers is helping his teammate out. Not many people realize that.
Green Bay Packers brass and Aaron Rodgers are in a better place than they have ever been. The legend is fully committed to bringing at least one more title back to Green Bay.
With the brilliance of LaFleur, the talent on Joe Barry’s defense and the likely improvement on special teams with Rich Bisaccia leading the way, this team has a very bright present and future.
No. 12 is at the the top of the list for why that is exactly the case.