Even with his Packers future in doubt, Aaron Rodgers is working to make sure he’s ready for the 2021 NFL season.
ESPN reported on Saturday that the star quarterback completed his offseason training regimen, an annual part of his preparation for next year. He finished his job amid uncertainty about whether he would continue to be away from the team.
The report was released on the same day that Rodgers and Packers wide receiver Davante Adams posted the same photo on their respective Instagram stories – a shot of Bulls legends Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.
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The Instagram posts fueled speculation that the pair could return to Green Bay for a final season together, as it alluded to the ESPN documentary “The Last Dance” that chronicled the last year Jordan and Pippen played together for the Bulls.
Whether Rodgers returns to the Packers or finds another home, he’s now in shape for the season. His offseason regimen with Proactive Sports Performance included work in the field, in the weight room, on a yoga mat and on sand dunes, and lasted six to seven weeks, according to ESPN. The ESPN report also said that a representative from the coaching group said Rodgers is “working and ready” for soccer.
The latest additions to the Rodgers-Packers saga come just days after Rodgers was reportedly turned down a Green Bay contract extension that would have made him the highest-paid player in the NFL.
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Rodgers has missed all of the team’s activities this offseason and has given no indication whether he will report to training camp, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday.