Matt LaFleur: Aaron Rodgers not at OTAs but in “great spirits”

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To no one’s surprise, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was not in attendance for the start of Green Bay’s OTAs this week.

But head coach Matt LaFleur has been in recent contact with the two-time defending MVP, keeping him up to date on all of the offseason developments.

“I talked to him last night for a while, which was great just to kind of update him on just where we are and go over a few — like we do every offseason, there’s always tweaks to what you’re doing,” LaFleur said in his Tuesday press conference. “But he’s in great spirits and it was a great conversation. But I wouldn’t anticipate seeing him, at least this week.”

Could Rodgers be there next week, or anytime before mandatory minicamp?

“It’s all on him,” LaFleur said. “I mean, it’s voluntary.”

Rodgers won the last two MVP awards without the benefit of an offseason program, which is part of why the Packers aren’t concerned about the quarterback not being there for OTAs. As quarterbacks coach Tom Clements put it last week, Rodgers doesn’t need reps at this time of year.

In 16 games last season, Rodgers completed 69 percent of his passes for 4,115 yards with 37 touchdowns and four interceptions.

25 responses to “Matt LaFleur: Aaron Rodgers not at OTAs but in “great spirits”

  1. Not winning the Super Bowl if he’s there.

    Not winning the Super Bowl if he’s elsewhere.

  2. Aaron Rodgers is in “great spirits” because he is not in Green Bay at OTAs

  3. It’s cool, it’s not like his WRs need reps with him at QB anyways…

  4. Why does LaFleur need to let everyknow how good Rodgers spirys are while he is not there? It sounds like LaFleur is doing damage control for the petulant liar’s lack of interest

  5. It’s sad when you have to put out a press release on the mental well-being of a particular player. Aaron is too much.

  6. This isn’t “news”, it’s “olds.” Rodgers said many times he won’t be at OTA’s.

  7. As long as he’s in a spiritually good place. Packers fans can rest easy now.

  8. Come on now.

    We all know it was Rodgers checking in on LaFluer to make sure LaFluer was doing his job right.

  9. It’s always all about Aaron. I prefer to concentrate on the other players who are there. We know what Rodgers will do and quite frankly, his act is really getting old.

  10. LMAO! Rodgers won the last two MVP awards without the benefit of an offseason program. Just a small difference. Last year he was throwing to D Adams. This year, guys who never caught a ball from him. Cheeseheads just can’t figure it out.

  11. kevines255 says:
    May 24, 2022 at 1:29 pm
    It’s cool, it’s not like his WRs need reps with him at QB anyways
    ————

    I see you don’t watch much ball do you.

  12. I love how the Rodgers’ detractors feel like its very important they remind everyone how much they don’t like him every chance they get. Like it’s important.

  13. Wonder if a few extra off season reps would have triggered something in his brain to hit Lazard underneath on the biggest play of the season? It’s a legitimate question.

  14. supercharger says:
    May 24, 2022 at 1:25 pm

    Only 1 SB for a reason.
    ________

    In the Super Bowl era, there have been over 700 starting QBs in the NFL, with only
    34 of them winning a League Championship.
    Over 95% have never won a single ring, let alone two.
    Laughably, a few NFL franchises have never even won one in their entire sad and dull existence.

    Aaron Rodgers is part of that elite group.
    To continue to bash him for “only” winning one, in what is obviously one of the world’s biggest team sports, is the absolute epitome of ignorance. 🙄

  15. Ingesting bleach with horse medicine is the reason he’s in such great spirits, lol .

  16. Wonder if a few extra off season reps would have triggered something in his brain to hit Lazard underneath on the biggest play of the season? It’s a legitimate question.
    ==========

    Wonder if the new ST coach will emphasize blocking during field goal attempts..

  17. The Packers fleeced the Raiders! Can’t wait to watch the Packers finish 14-3 and the hapless Raiders 3-14.

  18. He’s working on his wedges, so he can beat Mahomes and Allen where it counts most, on the golf course.

  19. With the failures of the team the last few years maybe, he should try and build chemistry with the WR he’ll be throwing. The Packers lack of receivers who will have a hard time getting open is very concerning.

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