What Is Going on with Aaron Rodgers?


Nov 6, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets injured quarterback Aaron Rodgers reacts during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

(Florham Park, NJ) – In the New York Post, they’ve outfitted Aaron Rodgers with a “Where’s Waldo?” costume.

One of his longtime nemeses in the media – Nick Wright – was gleeful while reporting on the story at ESPN. But plainly asked: what the heck is going on with Aaron Rodgers?

On Tuesday, as the New York Jets got their offseason minicamp underway, Rodgers was nowhere to be found. He was said to be an “unexcused absence,” much like defensive end Hassaan Reddick. But Reddick is holding out in pursuit of a new contract.

New York Jets QB Aaron Rodgers during the 2023 season opener.

Rodgers is not known to be engaging in any such tactics – rather he had a pre-planned scheduling conflict that he apparently couldn’t miss.

ESPN’s Wright has been a vocal critic of Rodgers, blasting his unwillingness to take or discuss in clarity the COVID-19 vaccine, and calling him “disingenuous” last year.

“There were two events being held on June 11, both of which Aaron Rodgers felt the need to attend and he chose this other one over the Jets’ mandatory minicamp,” Wright said on ‘The Herd with Colin Cowherd’.

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He continued: “And to do that two weeks after you talked about how you wouldn’t be playing if you didn’t think you could win the Super Bowl and be MVP and three months after you lectured the whole organization for not having its priorities right, it’s just so disingenuous,” Wright said.

Meanwhile, the New York Post – complete with the Waldo joke – openly wondered where Rodgers could be? They suggested he could be on an ayahuasca trip, with Independent-presidential candidate RFK Jr., or jetting off to see Taylor Swift’s “Eras Tour.”

Either way, it’s likely not the kind of jet-setting example Gang Green and head coach Robert Saleh were hoping for. That said, Saleh told reporters this week that he and Rodgers are on “exactly the same page,” here in late spring.

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