Even with his Packers future in doubt, Aaron Rodgers is working to make sure he’s ready for the 2021 NFL season.
ESPN reported Saturday that the star quarterback completed his offseason training regimen, an annual part of his preparation for the year ahead. He finished his work amid uncertainty about whether he would continue to stay away from the team.
The report came out the same day 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.
The Instagram posts fueled speculation that the pair could return to Green Bay for one final season together, as it alluded to “The Last Dance” ESPN documentary that chronicled the last year Jordan and Pippen played together on 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 on the field, in the weight room, on a yoga mat and on sand dunes, and lasted for six to seven weeks, according to ESPN. The ESPN report also said a representative from the training group said Rodgers is “working and he’s ready” for football.
The latest additions to the Rodgers-Packers saga come just days after it was reported that Rodgers turned down a contract extension from Green Bay that would have made him the NFL’s highest-paid player.
Rodgers has missed all team activities this offseason and he has given no indication whether he will report to training camp, which is scheduled to start Wednesday.