As the 2021 season inches closer, the Green Bay Packers remain without Aaron Rodgers. The star quarterback holds a fractured relationship with the Packers that has kept him away this offseason. With that in mind, Rodgers has sent another subtle message to Green Bay.
Packers remain on shaky ground with Aaron Rodgers
Throughout much of the offseason, the Packers have sat on uncertain terms with their star quarterback.
The three-time league MVP took it a step further, distancing himself from the franchise by remaining away from team offseason activities. Meanwhile, the Packers continue to air optimism that both sides can work out the fractured relationship before the upcoming season.
However, the future Hall of Famer has added another concerning wrinkle after taking an additional verbal shot at the organization.
Aaron Rodgers veils subtle message to the Packers: ‘Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in silence’
As Rodgers continues to remain away from the Packers, the friction between the sides remains prevalent.
The star quarterback hasn’t moved toward clarity concerning his status regarding the 2021 season aside from choosing not to opt-out of the upcoming campaign. At the same time, Rodgers has taken a few subtle shots at the franchise through various media sessions.
Rodgers’ latest verbal dig toward the Packers centered on the team’s constant chatter not exactly laying out all the facts.
“Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the smartest person,” Rodgers said via Ben Baby of ESPN. “Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the person who has all the facts on their side or the truth on their side. Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in silence. Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom in being selective on what you say.”
Rodgers has touched on the developing situation but hasn’t dived into details regarding what’s causing the uneasiness. His public silence only further creates a lingering divide that keeps the Packers away at arm’s length.
The 37-year-old doesn’t appear to be in any hurry to resolve the matter despite the 2021 season nearing closer. He’s quite comfortable with where things stand as he’s navigating toward an outcome he prefers.
The desired destination remains a mystery, but Rodgers isn’t fretting over the public backlash that has come since he began his extended absence.
Packers prepared for whatever transpires ahead
Despite the uncertainty concerning Rodgers’ future, the Packers haven’t exemplified any panic or serious concern.
The team continues to air confidence the situation will work itself out. Meanwhile, second-year quarterback Jordan Love continues to receive valuable experience in training camp. The Utah State product is taking snaps with the first team that he wouldn’t usually garner if Rodgers were present.
Meanwhile, it’s created internal confidence from Love and the Packers if the 22-year-old begins next season as the starter.
“A hundred percent,” Love said, 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.”
The Packers want Rodgers back leading the charge, but the team is becoming increasingly comfortable with Love under center. It’s still quite too early to determine what will happen, but it’s clear the Packers aren’t concerned with whatever path unfolds ahead.