Aaron Rodgers continues to stay away from the Green Bay Packers, as the superstar quarterback did not report to voluntary OTAs earlier this week. The MVP did make an appearance on Kenny Mayne's final SportsCenter, though.
“With my situation, look it’s never been about the draft pick, picking Jordan,” Rodgers told Mayne, via ESPN. “I love Jordan; he’s a great kid. [We’ve had] a lot of fun to work together. Love the coaching staff, love my teammates, love the fan base in Green Bay. An incredible 16 years. It’s just kind of about a philosophy and maybe forgetting that it is about the people that make the thing go. It’s about character, it’s about culture, it’s about doing things the right way.”
Rodgers appears to be enjoying his time away from the Packers, too.
The superstar quarterback is on vacation in Hawaii with his fiancee, Shailene Woodley. The couple is with Miles Teller and his wife, Keleigh Sperry. Woodley and Teller are friends, having worked together on several films.
It's not just the sports world that is interested in this vacation. Movie fans think it's very cool that Teller and Woodley have stayed friends.
Others think it's a bit funny that Teller, an actor, appears to be in better shape than Rodgers, a superstar quarterback.
Quarterbacks don't need to be ripped to be successful, though - just look at a photo of a shirtless Tom Brady.
Overall, it's been an eventful week away from the football field for Rodgers. Earlier on Wednesday, Rodgers was announced as a participant in the next 'The Match.'
Of course, football is the main priority when it comes to the Aaron Rodgers speculation right now. He made it clear on Monday night that his issue with Green Bay stems from his relationship with the front office.
“I think sometimes people forget what really makes an organization. History is important, legacy of so many people who’ve come before you. But the people, that’s the most important thing. People make an organization, people make a business and sometimes that gets forgotten. Culture is built brick by brick, the foundation of it by the people, not by the organization, not by the building, not by the corporation. It’s built by the people.”
For now, though, Rodgers is simply enjoying his time away from the field.