One of the most engaging off-season stories in the National Football League is the status of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Growing animosity between the former NFL MVP and the Packers came to a head on the night of the 2021 Draft, when a bombshell report dropped that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay. Since then, the Packers have signed former Jaguars and Rams quarterback Blake Bortles, as well as former Falcons backup Kurt Benkert.
Meanwhile, Rodgers has not appeared the voluntary Offseason Training Activities. And according to Packers president Mark Murphy, Rodgers has split their fan base.
The situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base,” Murphy wrote in his monthly column published Saturday on the team website. “The emails and letters that I've received reflect this fact.”
However, Murphy was sure to reiterate that he wants Rodgers to stick around in the only NFL home he's ever known.
“As I wrote here last month, we remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond,” Murphy wrote. “We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better.”
Thanks to his skipping of OTA's, Rodgers has already forfeited a $500,000 bonus. And should he not report to next week's mandatory minicamp, he'll be losing out on $93,085.
Where will Aaron Rodgers be playing in 2021?
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