Aaron Rodgers escaped to the sandy beaches of Hawaii this week amid the ongoing drama with the Green Bay Packers, according to reports.
The reigning NFL MVP was seen arriving in Oahu on Monday with his fiancee Shailene Woodley, TMZ reported. The trip comes as rumors have circulated in recent weeks that the quarterback is unhappy at Green Bay and wants to come out.
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While the pair seemed all smiles, the Packers are currently sweating over the future of their star quarterback, whom they are keen to keep.
“I can’t even get my brain to this place right now,” Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said after the final round of the 2021 NFL Draft. via ESPN. “So I just want to do whatever I can to make sure that doesn’t happen. “
On Friday, LaFleur reiterated his hope to continue working with Rodgers this season.
“We want him to come back in the worst possible way. I know he knows it and, you know, we’ll keep working on it every day, ”he said after the opening practice of the Packers rookie mini-camp.
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For Rodgers, the rift would have first surfaced in 2020 when Green Bay drafted quarterback Jordan Love with his first-round pick that year instead of meeting Rodgers’ need for a runner. ball or a catcher.
However, the crucial moment for Rodgers would have been when general manager Brian Gutekunst released wide receiver Jake Kumerow after the 2019 season, according to reports. Kumerow was released shortly after Rodgers praised the open sea.
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It has also been reported that Rodgers is ready to take time off off-season activities or even retire if Gutekunst remains general manager. The team added two quarterbacks in the offseason – Blake Bortles and Kurt Benkert.
Rodgers and Woodley got engaged earlier this year. The actress is known for starring in the 2014 drama, “The Fault in Our Stars”, and the sci-fi trilogy “The Divergent Series”.
Rodgers was previously linked to actress Olivia Munn and retired NASCAR driver Danica Patrick. Woodley dated rugby player Ben Volavola.
Fox News’s Paulina Dedaj contributed to this report.