Packers QB Aaron Rodgers did not show up to the NFLPA meetings
Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers has been one of the few veteran players to be vocal about his disdain for the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Despite his opposition to the new CBA, Rodgers did not show up to the NFLPA meetings that are ongoing this week.
As of this moment, it remains unclear why Rodgers isn’t present at the meetings. However, even with his absence, his stance against the proposed CBA remains the same.
Recently, Rodgers exclaimed that the lack of responses from his teammates pertaining to the new CBA was ‘disheartening’. Since the details of the new CBA were released, Rodgers has remained adamant about voting no to the proposed plan.
Not too long ago, Rodgers posted a long explanation on Twitter on why he is voting no the new CBA. For the most part, Rodgers’ contempt for the proposed CBA lies within the idea of extending the season to 17 games.
The Packers quarterback doesn’t believe there aren’t enough being given to players to play an extra game in the regular season. On the other hand, some of the younger players in the league are in favor of an added game.
Besides Rodgers, J.J. Watt and Richard Sherman have also expressed that they would be voting no for the new CBA. Regardless of their stance, there continues to be a divide amongst the players on the new CBA.
The NFL chose to extend the time for players to vote on the new CBA until Saturday. It remains to be seen if Rodgers’ absence from the NFLPA meetings sways players to vote one way or the other.