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Aaron Rodgers’ Packers boycott is official.
The quarterback, who’s made it known that he wants out of Green Bay, was a no-show at voluntary OTAs on Monday, according to ESPN.com.
The newly engaged QB was last spotted enjoying time in Hawaii with fiancée, actress Shailene Woodley.
Rodgers and Woodley were photographed exiting a private plane in Oahu last week and were greeted with colorful leis. Awesemo.com posted video of Rodgers playing the guitar and hanging out with Woodley on Monday.
Rodgers and Woodley are believed to be in Hawaii with actor Miles Teller and his wife Keleigh, according to various posts on social media.
The NFL offseason and OTA schedule is split into three phases amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Rodgers did not participate in the first two phases, the first of which was virtual.
Phase three began on Monday and includes 10 days of on-field work with helmets and in-person meetings over the course of four weeks.
This part of the NFL offseason program is voluntary, however, players are required to attend mandatory minicamp from June 8-10. If Rodgers were to miss the Packers minicamp, he’s at risk for a $93,085 fine, according to the report.
Despite Green Bay’s continued stance that they don’t plan on trading Rodgers, the team added two quarterbacks last week in veteran Blake Bortles and Kurt Benkert.
The new additions join quarterback Jordan Love, whom the Packers selected in the 2020 NFL Draft as Rodgers’ eventual replacement. The move is what apparently sparked the Rodgers-Packers rift.
Rodgers was reportedly offered a new contract by the Packers, which would make him the highest-paid QB in the league. Nonetheless, his issues with the team run deeper than money.
The disgruntled reigning MVP is reportedly frustrated with his lack of inclusion regarding team and personnel decisions. Rodgers has remained silent throughout the media circus surrounding his impending divorce with the Packers, though he is expected to appear on Kenny Mayne’s final “SportsCenter” on Monday night.
More recently, NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico, who ran into Rodgers at the Kentucky Derby this month, said Rodgers wanting out of Green Bay is influenced by Tom Brady’s move to the Buccaneers. Brady left New England, where he played for 20 seasons, for Tampa Bay last offseason.
Rodgers, who turns 38 this year, is currently under contract with the Packers through 2023.
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