Adams: Packers players aren't discussing Rodgers situation
Aaron Rodgers' dissatisfaction with the Green Bay Packers this offseason might have grabbed headlines, but Davante Adams says the reigning MVP's absence from practice hasn't affected his teammates' approach to their work.
"Honestly, it's not even something that we truly talk about like that," the All-Pro receiver said Monday, according to Fox News' Paulina Dedaj. "Everybody's been dialed into what they got to do. There's enough to worry about with themselves than to be going and worrying about what other guys are doing and what their situation is like, especially when we can't control any of that.
"I think everybody's mindset - everybody is going to love Aaron the same way when he returns, and obviously it's been a little bit of a confusing situation but there hasn't been any negative talk or anything like that. Everybody's behind him."
Rodgers skipped Green Bay's mandatory minicamp last week after reportedly telling teammates he doesn't want to return to the Packers. The 37-year-old recently said he's enjoying this offseason without "having any responsibilities."
Adams expressed hope that Rodgers' holdout won't last until training camp in July.
"I'll be there and I'll be ready to rock. Hopefully, Aaron will be there as well and if he's not, we're gonna get going," Adams said. "Like I said in the press recently, I back him and I support him whatever he does. It's just kind of how we get down. We've always had each other's backs since I first got here. Like I said, praying that he comes back, but if not, I'll be there and I'll be working."
Rodgers' disappointment with Green Bay stems from several factors, including the front office's recent personnel decisions.
The nine-time Pro Bowler and Adams arguably formed football's top quarterback-receiver duo last season. The wideout led the league with 18 touchdown catches through 14 games, and the signal-caller topped all passers with 48 touchdowns en route to clinching his third regular-season MVP award.