Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has his fair share of critics. Skip Bayless comes to mind as one of the most noteworthy. Another one of the most outspoken critics of Aaron Rodgers over the course of his career has been Colin Cowherd. In the last two months alone, he has made two terrible statements regarding the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers. Back in April, Cowherd claimed that the Packers were purposefully tanking their roster as an act of revenge against Aaron Rodgers. Last month, he compared the Packers to the Wisconsin Badgers. In short, he claimed that the Packers are good enough to win their division, but not good enough to beat other elite teams. Now, however, he has broken from his track record to go on the defense of Aaron Rodgers.
Colin Cowherd Does Not Believe Aaron Rodgers Needs to Be at OTA’s
Much to the chagrin of Matt LaFleur, Aaron Rodgers is not present at voluntary OTA’s. Instead, the four-time MVP will be teeing off along with Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, and Josh Allen in a TNT golf special. While the coach may not be too thrilled with his star quarterback’s absence, Colin Cowherd does not see it as that big of a deal.
Yesterday, I defended a break from my character — Baker Mayfield. Today, I'm going to defend Aaron Rodgers."
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) June 1, 2022
Colin Cowherd makes some excellent points, and he may very well be right. After all, Rodgers skipped OTA’s before, including each of the past two preseasons. It certainly has not affected his quality of play, as he has won MVP in each of the past two NFL seasons. However, one has to wonder: why does Cowherd contradict himself in this instance? If the Packers are going to be as bad as he believes, should he not think Aaron Rodgers should be there? Or, perhaps, he is just putting on a show every time he makes a horrible comment.
In any case, he is not the only one who does not think Aaron Rodgers needs to be at OTA’s. About a week ago, quarterbacks coach Tom Clements addressed the issue as well.
There are certainly valid points on each side of the argument. In any case, Aaron Rodgers is not there and will not be there. Matt LaFleur and the Packers will have to make due without him until training camp.
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