The next time you fill up on gas take a look around, it’s possible you’ll see a truck full of football players like what was seen outside of Green Bay Packers minicamp.
While a majority of the news surrounding the start of Packers minicamp involves the absence of Aaron Rodgers who reportedly wants out, Green Bay won’t stop preparations for the upcoming season with or without the former MVP.
Players will still look to perfect their craft, and guys fighting for roster spots will look to impress from now through the end of training camp to be on the team come Week 1. It’s a long grind, so any time there’s a chance to let loose and enjoy all the hard work they put into this process.
A few Packers went for a ride on Thursday outside of camp.
A couple of takeaways here. The first being that’s some free advertising on the heavy-lifting abilities for that pick-up truck hauling six professional football players.
Aside from Aaron Rodgers, everyone seems to be enjoying themselves at Packers minicamp.
The second thing that this video doesn’t specifically hit on, but I think it symbolizes, is that no one seems to miss Rodgers just yet. As reported by FanSided’s Mark Lombardo, recent NFL personnel including players and coaches don’t like him. A former NFL GM described Rodgers as “selfish”.
Until Rodgers is traded, that’s going to be the talking surrounding minicamp and eventually training camp unless the issues are resolved. We could imagine how aggravating it’s going to be for current Packers coaches and players who will be asked about Rodgers’ status and how they feel about the situation on a day-to-day basis.
If anything, the absence of Rodgers during this time could benefit the Packers, who will continue to groom Jordan Love as their future quarterback.