The second chapter of the “Aaron Rodgers wants out of Green Bay” saga is here. According to multiple reports, the Packers’ future Hall of Fame quarterback has not reported to the team’s first set of OTAs.
While it may not seem noteworthy for an experienced veteran like Rodgers to miss a voluntary OTA, ESPN’s Rob Demovsky notes that Rodgers has been a “regular participant” in OTAs throughout his career. In addition, Demovsky says that Rodgers has already missed enough of the voluntary programs this offseason to forfeit a $500,000 workout bonus.
If Rodgers continues to cut camp through the summer, he’ll be subject to fines from the team. If he ditches mandatory minicamp from June 8-10, he’ll be on the hook for $93,085, according to Demovsky. If he stays home for training camp, the stakes increase to $50,000 per day.
The Packers on the other hand have repeatedly said they have no intention of trading Rodgers, and want him to lead the team this season. For now, it looks like neither Rodgers nor the Packers are ready to budge.