What the Packers don’t want the Aaron Rodgers situation to come down to
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers appear to be at a standstill. But the latest development about the two sides should be alarming at least a few people concerned about Rodgers’ future with the only team he’s played for so far in his legendary NFL career.
As recently reported, Rodgers will be missing the mandatory minicamp by the Packers. It could be remembered that he also skipped the team’s organized team activities in May, though it should be noted that that was an involuntary one.
As of the moment, the Packers don’t seem to be too worried about Rodgers — or at least that’s what they are trying to project. But according to Tom Pelissero of The NFL Network, there could come a point where the Packers have to force Rodgers to cough up millions of dollars if he continues to miss offseason activities by the team.
“The real pressure point has always been the start of training camp in late July. At which point, the Packers would be required to fine Rodgers $50,000 for each day he misses, and could pursue repayment of millions of dollars of bonus money. The Packers hope it doesn’t come to that. I was told again last night they contiue to work at this.”
Rumors of Aaron Rodgers getting traded this offseason continue to swirl, but nothing significant has developed so far. After the Atlanta Falcons shipped Julio Jones to the Tennessee Titans, many thought that Rodgers could be the next huge domino to fall. We will all just have to wait and see.