Aaron Rodgers offers Aristotle-like wisdom amid Packers drama
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had an interesting take on his offseason during a promo for Capital One’s “The Match.”
Rodgers is one of the headliners in a golfing exhibition with fellow legendary quarterback Tom Brady as well as PGA stars Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson. But while A-Rod will be visible on the links, he has not been visible during the Packers’ offseason program.
The three-time NFL MVP did not attend Green Bay’s mandatory minicamp as rumors about his future continue to swirl. Rodgers was asked about his offseason, responding to the question with a proverb:
“Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the person who has all the facts on their side or the truth on their side,” Rodgers said, via Ben Baby of ESPN. “Sometimes there’s a lot of wisdom is silence.”
Rodgers has a tendency to be rather stoic, but his silence this offseason has been all the more telling.
The Packers signal-caller has hardly made any public statements regarding his standing with the organization. He appeared to allude to cultural issues permeating the organization during a brief interview with ESPN’s Kenny Mayne, but otherwise has remained pretty wrapped up about his intent to play football in 2021.
There is ample uncertainty surrounding the whole Rodgers-Packers situation. Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reported last week there is “no market” for a Rodgers trade. Simultaneously, Green Bay has yet to give any indication it will trade its franchise quarterback.
That said, Rodgers doesn’t seem to have much interest in playing quarterback for the Packers next season. Or, perhaps he does. Regardless, A-Rod is content on letting the silence speak for him.