Aaron Rodgers’ desire to never play for the Green Bay Packers again has now gone beyond just words. The quarterback is not expected to appear at the team’s mandatory minicamp Tuesday, according to ESPN, as part of the latest standoff between the MVP and Green Bay.

The Packers can fine Rodgers a total of $93,085 for skipping all three days of the camp. Rodgers has forfeited a $500,000 bonus for missing voluntary OTAs. In his previous 16 seasons with the Packers, Rodgers had never skipped minicamp.

It appears that neither the 37-year-old signalcaller nor Green Bay has changed their stance since the news broke in April that Rodgers wanted out. 

 

 

 

Green Bay is still not looking to trade the QB, hoping he will be under center for the Packers in Week 1 of the 2021 NFL season. A source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that Rodgers remains “strong as hell” in his feelings about the organization and not wanting to play in Green Bay.

Green Bay will report for training camp on July 27. The Packers’ first preseason game is scheduled for Aug. 14 at Lambeau Field against the Houston Texans. 

“We remain committed to resolving things with Aaron and want him to be our quarterback in 2021 and beyond,” Green Bay President and CEO Mark Murphy wrote for the team’s official website Saturday. “We are working to resolve the situation and realize that the less both sides say publicly, the better.”

Without Rodgers in attendance, Green Bay is operating as if Jordan Love is the No. 1 quarterback. Love didn’t attempt a pass as a rookie after the Packers traded up to select him in the first round of the 2020 draft.

Rodgers led the NFL with a 121.5 passer rating and 48 touchdowns passes last season, taking Green Bay to the NFC Championship Game.

Aaron Rodgers Green Bay Packers Aaron Rodgers, #12 of the Green Bay Packers, warms up before a game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field on December 30, 2018 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo: Dylan Buell/Getty Images