Aaron Rodgers is Officially a Holdout from Packers Camp

This is a real shame. Something you really hate to see.

But it’s real:

As expected, Aaron Rodgers isn’t in attendance for Packers minicamp.

And because it’s a mandatory minicamp, Green Bay could opt to fine him $93,085 for missing out. And what’s $93,000 to someone whose refusal to show up for voluntary workouts could cause him to lose out on a $500,000 bonus? Of course, the team could call it an excused absence and waive the fine. But what’s the fun in that? Why wouldn’t you want to further drive a wedge between your franchise and its best player? And at the cost of a few thousand dollars, how could you pass it up?

I suppose Rodgers’ absence could be a blessing in disguise for Green Bay. Because with Rodgers out of the picture, the Packers could get a longer look at Jordan Love:

On second thought, Packers fans better hope Rodgers isn’t serious about holding out for the long haul. Otherwise, yikes.

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Luis C. Medina, who you can find on Twitter at lcm1986, has been covering the Chicago Bears at Bleacher Nation since 2017. Since then, he has written about 3 head coaches, 5 play-callers, and 11 starting quarterbacks. Previously, Luis wrote about the Cubs and MLB at BN (2015-16) and worked in the Chicago Tribune sports department (2011-16). He also co-hosted a Cubs postgame show, Outside the Ivy, in 2019.

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