As expected, Aaron Rodgers did not report for the start of Packers minicamp on Tuesday. He’s now officially holding out as the saga continues between him and the Brian Gutekunst-led front office.
Rodgers has already passed on $500K of bonuses by missing the team’s voluntary work. Now, he could potentially lose $93K for each day of the three-day minicamp. However, the Packers are thinking about waiving the fines in an effort to smooth things over with their franchise star.
Still, Rodgers’ stance has not changed. The reigning MVP wants to take his talents elsewhere, which would leave 2020 first-round pick Jordan Love or Blake Bortles as the No. 1 QB in Green Bay. Gutekunst, president Mark Murphy and head coach Matt LaFleur say that won’t happen. So, with that, Rodgers has officially begun his holdout.
It’d be a shock to see Rodgers extend his holdout through Week 1, but if he does, it’ll be costly. If he stays home all year, the 37-year-old will forfeit his $14.7M salary, $6.8M roster bonus and be forced to refund $23M of his signing bonus.