His last absence was expected. What is not clear is how this drama will ultimately be determined. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport reported that any resolution is unlikely to be reached until the end of July.
If Rodgers is playing for the Packers again, it would make more sense to show up to camp. There is a financial incentive to do so, but the most important thing is to be on the same page with your supporting cast for the coming season. As good as the future Hall of Famer is, it doesn’t just show up like that. Practice at some point is a must, and his willingness to miss them at the end of the summer would mean a much deeper conviction not to prepare for Green Bay.
That makes the start of training camp – July 27 in the case of the Packers – something of a deadline for these two parties. Matt LaFleur and the rest of the team didn’t just wait, of course. Rodgers’ resistance provided a major silver lining in the form of extended work for Jordan Love, whose involvement was minimal throughout his rookie year as QB3.
As the Packers embark on a six-week hiatus, LaFleur was asked to what extent this helps to have a full offseason, unlike last year, amid so many uncertainties as to which position is most. important of the match.
This future, and if it is beautiful, is truly a mystery.