Aaron Rodgers: Green Bay Packers team-mates back MVP quarterback after minicamp no-show
2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rogers did not report the Green Bay Packers compulsory mini-camp on the first day of the compulsory mini-camp, as he is eager to leave the team. Packers president and CEO insist the quarterback will not be sold; Davante Adams and David Bakhtiari vote in support of Rogers
NFL MVP Aaron Rogers was absent from the first day of the Green Bay Packers’ mandatory mini camp on Tuesday.
Rogers told the members of the organization that he wanted to trade and would no longer play Green Bay.
However, Team President Mark Murphy and General Manager Brian Gutekunst insist that no incumbent MVP is expected, despite requests from several teams including the San Francisco 49ers and Denver Broncos.
Head coach Matt LaFleur said all he can do is focus on the new players.
“You would like everyone to be here,” Lafleur said.
“This is what it is, man, and we will focus, control and work on the guys that are here and try to help them become the best at their abilities and train them to hell.”
Meanwhile, receiver Davante Adams and attacker David Bakhtiari made it clear that they are firmly behind Rogers.
“I’ve been through everything, so he knows that in the end, if the question ever comes up if he lost a teammate or something like that because of everything that happened, he knows where I am.” said Adams, a four-time Pro Bowl player who led the NFL with 18 touchdowns last season.
“I will stand on [bleeping] the mountain and the cry at the top of the mountain that I got his back. “