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'Suck it up': Packers fans react to Aaron Rodgers' absence from mandatory minicamp

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-08 22:44:17-04

GREEN BAY, Wis. (NBC 26) -- To Brian Hogue, Aaron Rodgers is "being a little selfish."

On the opposite end, Robert Henre is "with Aaron Rodgers all the way."

But one Packers fanbase is asking the same question: will he stay or will he go?

"That's just unfortunate that he's gonna be that stubborn and just put himself ahead of everybody else that's a Packer fan," Hogue said while visiting the team's Hall of Fame from Iowa.

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To Brian Hogue, Aaron Rodgers is "being a little selfish."

While a disgruntled Rodgers skipped mandatory minicamp Tuesday, Packers fans are reacting to the quarterback's holdout. Hogue says Rodgers should just take the field.

"[Rodgers is] letting another 40 or 50 or 60 guys down, plus your coaches, the fans in Green Bay and the fans across the country," Hogue said. "Suck it up."

Some say it might be better if the Packers let Rodgers go.

"If I have somebody that doesn't want to work for me, I just assume to have him go," Dave Nold, visiting Lambeau Field from Illinois, said. "I don't need a disgruntled employee around making other employees disgruntled."

But fans like Robert Henre and his daughter say they need the star back in Green Bay, and it's the teams fault he isn't already.

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View of Packers mandatory minicamp on June 8, 2021.

"I don't think it's the way the front office is painting it, that he's dividing the fanbase," Henre said while while visiting from Nebraska, standing outside Lambeau. "I think that's a bunch of hooey. ... He wanted receivers the last couple Drafts and got the opposite."

"I think I'm 'Team Rodgers,'" Cara Henre said. "If he's happy, I'm happy with wherever he wants to be. I'm gonna follow him where he goes."

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NBC 26's Brandon Kinnard confirmed Rodgers was a no-show.

While many Packers faithful remain divided, some fans hope the team and Rodgers can find common ground.

"Aaron's definitely in the wrong for how he's going about it," Justin Blankenship said visiting from Arkansas. "But the team also needs to give him more weapons."

"I really don't think him missing minicamp is really gonna hurt or divide the team at all," Jacob Kvigne from South Dakota said. "I just think Rodgers will be ready to go in training camp no matter what."