Less than a day after news broke about Aaron Rodgers planning to return to the Green Bay Packers for this upcoming NFL season, the football star was seen making his way to the team’s training camp on Tuesday (July 27th).
Bleacher Report took to Twitter to share a snapshot of Aaron Rodgers gearing up for practice while rocking The Office t-shirt and large sunglasses. “This is how Aaron Rodgers pulled up to Green Bay for training camp. 12 is back at the office @brgridiron.”
The news that Aaron Rodgers would be returning to the Packers comes just a couple of months after he discussed his ongoing conflict with the NFL organization.
According to Packerswire, Rodgers tells Kenny Mayne of SportsCenter that his issues are more to do with the organization’s front office and less about a specific teammate. “I think sometimes people forget what really makes an organization. History is important. Legacy of so many people who’ve come before you. But the people, that’s the important thing.”
Aaron Rodgers also states that he has been fortunate enough to play with a number of “amazing” people as well as getting to work for amazing people. “It’s those people that build that foundation of those entities. I think sometimes we forget that you know?”
According to various media outlets, Aaron apparently told some of his teammates he didn’t want to return to the team.
Aaron Rodgers Talks ‘Low Profile’ Offseason
In an interview with TNT’s Brian Anderson, Aaron Rodgers chats about his “low profile” and peaceful offseason. “It’s been one of those quiet off-season you dream about. Where you can kind of just go through your process on your own, quietly,” Aaron explains.
Aaron Rodgers also states that his offseason has been about enjoying his time and spending it where he wants to spend it. “Not feeling like I have to go anywhere but still be an NFL player at the time same. It’s been great.”
According to ESPN, Aaron Rodgers did not attend the Green Bay Packers minicamp earlier this month. This meant that Aaron is subject to $93,085 in fines since he did not show up. He also forfeited his $500,000 workout bonus. Fines during actual training camp reportedly run $50,000 per day missed, are mandatory, and can’t be rescinded.
At the time, Packers president, Mark Murphy, stated he, general manager Brian Gutekunst, and coach Matt LaFleur remain committed to resolving things with Aaron Rodgers. “[We] want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond,” Murphy explains. “We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better.”
Along with the minicamp, Aaron Rodgers also skipped the team’s phase one virtual offseason workouts. He also has not attended the first two weeks of OTA practices.