Aaron Rodgers to Skip All of Jets Minicamp for Odd Reason, per Report

Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) on the field after the game against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 24, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) on the field after the game against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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On Tuesday, we learned Aaron Rodgers was not in attendance at the New York Jets' mandatory minicamp, which head coach Robert Saleh labled as an unexcused absence.

On Wednesday morning, we have now learned the veteran quarterback will be skipping the team's entire minicamp because he "prefers to be somewhere else away from football."

That reason was reported by The Athletic's Dianna Russini, who added it was the QB's choice to not show up.

NFL media and fans had lots of reacitons to this news:


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