Aaron Rodgers Reveals the First Interaction He Had With the Team After Reporting for Green Bay Packers’ Training Camp

Published 08/16/2021, 9:30 AM EDT
ASHWAUBENON, WISCONSIN – JULY 28: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers works out during training camp at Ray Nitschke Field on July 28, 2021 in Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)


After months of holding out, Aaron Rodgers reported for Green Bay Packers’ preseason training camp on July 27. Skipping the side’s OTAs and minicamp, Rodgers made it clear that he was holding out. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The franchise QB had been at loggerheads with the team’s front office for months. After not paying him the respect he deserves, the quarterback has revealed that he was looking for a trade or thinking of retiring from the sport altogether. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

But since then the Packers front office and Rodgers have reached some sort of mutual ground. The 2020 NFL MVP has returned to play for the franchise this season. 

While there is little clarity regarding his future with the franchise, for now, Aaron Rodgers looks focused on making the most during his time at Green Bay. 

Aaron Rodgers as motivated as ever to carry Packers offense

Returning to training camp, Aaron Rodgers seemed his usual self. Unbothered by anything around him and thriving in the spotlight. Despite the tumultuous offseason, Rodgers seems to be as calm as ever. 

So much so that Packers Head Coach Matt LaFleur opted for Rodgers to give the side its first-practice message of the 2021 NFL season. While LaFleur did not wish to spill the beans regarding what Rodgers said, the QB was less reluctant regarding keeping his words to himself.

DIVE DEEPER

Tom Brady Jokes About Tampa Bay Buccaneers Future After Dismal Preseason Outing

about 1 month ago

“I can’t remember the exact words,” he said while talking to NBC Sports. “But I said your thoughts are becoming real things. I talked about a positive mindset. I did want to assure the guys how special it was to be back.”

Rodgers has reiterated that he has returned because of his commitment to the franchise and his willingness to contribute to the team’s success.  

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN – DECEMBER 08: Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after getting the win against the Washington Redskins at Lambeau Field on December 08, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

“I talked about how committed I am to the team, how special the relationships are to me, how focused I am on this season and accomplishing all of our goals. 

But I talk a lot about positivity, about a mindset, about manifestation, about embracing the journey. That stuff that’s really important to me. Be present. This is a great time in our lives.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

DIVE DEEPER

“You’re in Good Hands” – Andy Reid Heaps Praise on 49ers Rookie Quarterback Trey Lance

about 1 month ago

Sounding as Zen as ever, the quarterback clearly hasn’t let any of the offseason drama get to his head. And that definitely is good news for the Packers who once again look to make a run for the Super Bowl after falling agonizingly short of their target over the past two seasons. 

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Shivayan Roy

1068 articles

Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT