Aaron Rodgers believes that silence is (Packer green and) gold.
The Packers quarterback and Green Bay are still locked in a stalemate as the NFL schedule draws ever closer to training camp, and Rodgers continues to miss all team activities. However, he has made a few public appearances, including the Kentucky Derby and “The Match 4” on Tuesday.
Speaking to ESPN before the golf game, Rodgers offered a few words about his lack of words this offseason:
“Sometimes the loudest person in the room isn’t the smartest,” Rodgers said. “Sometimes the loudest person in the room is not the person who has all the facts on their side or the truth on their side. Sometimes there is a lot of wisdom in the silence. Sometimes there is a lot of wisdom in being selective in what you say. “
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Rodgers’ words, existential and true as they are, can be a veiled opportunity on Packers president Mark Murphy. Murphy has made several headlines this offseason for his handling of the Rodgers situation, including calling him a “tough guy” at a Lambeau Field event in mid-June.
Rodgers says he has spent the offseason focusing on his mental health, clarifying that he has not had bouts of depression, but rather working on things that keep his body and mind healthy.
It is not yet clear what caused Rodgers’s break with the organization, but reports suggest that Rodgers wants general manager Brian Gutekunst fired.
And if Rodgers is still a man of his word, don’t expect to know how that schism got started either.