The Green Bay Packers continue to sit on shaky ground with Aaron Rodgers. The star quarterback hasn’t budged from his stern stance despite the 2021 regular season inching closer. Rodgers has now provided a three-word response that only makes matters worse for the Packers.
Aaron Rodgers remains on uncertain terms with the Packers
Since the Packers suffered a second straight disappointing loss in the NFC championship game, Rodgers remains at odds with the franchise.
The 37-year-old distanced himself from the organization where he’s played his first 16 seasons. He continues to stay away from the team while holding a fractured relationship with the front office and management. Despite that, Green Bay hasn’t moved toward considering trade scenarios for Rodgers.
The three-time league MVP has now provided a concerning update that Packers fans don’t want to hear.
Aaron Rodgers needed only 3 words to create another headache for the Packers
Rodgers’ future with the Packers became a pressing topic of discussion during Capital One’s The Match on Tuesday.
As the star quarterback drove his golf cart to one of the holes during the 18-hole event, TNT broadcaster Brian Anderson asked if he will play in the Packers’ 2021 season opener against the New Orleans Saints on Sept. 12.
“I don’t know,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers’ answer shouldn’t exactly enthuse Packers fans as he hasn’t clarified his status for the upcoming season. He also played coy that he didn’t know that Sept. 12 was the date for Week 1 action.
However, NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley managed to poke a semi-answer out of him. Rodgers voiced he would tell the former Phoenix Suns great about it during the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship later this week at Tahoe Golf course in Stateline, located in Nevada.
The event will have an 80-player field that includes 16 Hall of Famers, 13 MVPs, and 15 Cy Young winners. Among the competitors will be Rodgers, Barkley, two-time winner Tony Romo, and Patrick Mahomes.
Rodgers is in no hurry to get the situation sorted out as he’s enjoying his time away from the team by competing in golf events and going on vacations. Until the future Hall of Famer has to provide a final decision, he will take his time.
Green Bay isn’t worried about the star quarterback’s absence
With Week 1 of the 2021 regular season about two months away, the Packers have yet to air concern regarding Rodgers’ status.
Green Bay continues to operate with ever-increasing comfort in second-year quarterback Jordan Love leading the offense. Love is receiving significant time in training camp working with the first team.
“A hundred percent,” Love said regarding his preparedness for the 2021 season via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “Obviously, this is a time where I’m getting a lot of extremely valuable reps that I might not have been getting in a normal circumstance. So I’m just going to take it day by day…But yeah, that’s what I’m here for. I was drafted here to play quarterback, so I’ll definitely be ready Week 1.”
If the three-time MVP returns, Green Bay will welcome him back with open arms as the team hopes to build off another strong season. The Packers are a powerhouse in the NFC with Rodgers under center, potentially the biggest challenger to the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Until then, the Packers will have to play the waiting game to see if the star quarterback finally ends his absence in time to play the 2021 season.
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