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Aaron Rodgers doesn’t report to voluntary OTAs

In the first tangible move to show his disconsent, Aaron Rodgers didn’t show up for voluntary OTAs on Monday.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers warms up before playing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Lambeau Field. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

In news that nobody will find surprising, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers hasn’t reported to voluntary organized team activities, per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. In the past, Rodgers has shown up to OTAs without question, but in this current standoff with the team, he is a no-show.

Besides the news that Rodgers isn’t happy with the Packers organization and wants out, this is the first tangible expression of his displeasure. The odds at DraftKings Sportsbook have the Packers as the favorite to have Rodgers lining up behind center in Week 1 still, but it’s close. At this point, all we know is that Rodgers wants out, has told free agents he likely wouldn’t be back with the team, mocked Packers GM Brian Gutenkunst by referring to him as ex-Chicago Bulls GM Jerry Krause, and now isn’t at OTAs for the first time ever.

Rodgers’ convictions seem strong, but the question will likely come down to his willingness to sit out the entire year. Only Rodgers knows the answer to that, but he does already have a Super Bowl ring, multiple MVP awards and is a lock for the Hall-of-Fame. He holds a big chunk of the cards in this battle.