The next twist in the Aaron Rodgers drama that has dominated the NFL offseason will take place within the next 10 days.
Although it’s still unclear whether Rodgers will report for the first day of training camp on July 28, one of his teammates is optimistic.
“I’m hopeful and I think so,” tight end Marcedes Lewis told TMZ over the weekend when asked if Rodgers will attend camp. “So we’ll see what happens.”
News broke the first day of the NFL Draft in April that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay after 16 seasons amid a feud with the front office. He has said he didn’t have an issue with the Packers drafting his potential successor Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 draft, but has otherwise been cryptic.
Rodgers, who skipped OTAs and mandatory minicamp, cited “culture” concerns in May during an appearance Kenny Mayne’s final “SportsCenter.” He was mum about his status when asked during TNT’s “The Match” golf event on July 6. Four days later, at a golf tournament in Tahoe, Rodgers said he would “figure things out in a couple weeks.”
“I hope to see my guy there,” Lewis said. “But yeah, I don’t want to think about that right now.”