Julian Edelman calls out Aaron Rodgers no-showing Jets obligatory minicamp: ‘Dangerous look’

Julian Edelman calls out Aaron Rodgers no-showing Jets obligatory minicamp: ‘Dangerous look’

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers triggered waves when he wasn’t amongst his teammates at obligatory minicamp from June 11 to 13. 

Rodgers was seen at some Jets OTAs, however when he was required to be in Florham Park, New Jersey, on One Jets Drive, he was absent. And the franchise thought of it “unexcused.”

New England Patriots legendary receiver Julian Edelman made an look on Fox Sports activities “The Herd with Colin Cowherd,” the place he admitted he thought it was a “unhealthy look” for Rodgers to not be current.

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New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) gestures throughout a apply on the NFL soccer workforce’s coaching facility in Florham Park, N.J., Tuesday, Might 21, 2024.  (AP Photograph/Seth Wenig)

“I feel it’s a foul search for your chief, for no matter motive, to go and miss an unexcused absence,” Edelman stated. 

“I used to be with Tom Brady in his twenty fifth 12 months or twenty third 12 months, and he began lacking OTAs right here and there, however he by no means missed a compulsory minicamp. I simply thought it was a foul look.”

Edelman went on to clarify why he had this sense when seeing Rodgers not with the Jets. 

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“I do know lots of people do issues otherwise,” he started. “However God forbid the New York Jets begin 1-3 originally of the season, which they begin with the [San Francisco] Niners, Tennessee [Titans], [New England] Patriots and another person regardless. Everyone knows the Patriots aren’t any good, however that protection continues to be the identical protection, and that’s who Aaron goes towards. 

“In the event that they go 1-3, that is going to be such an enormous distraction for that locker room. As a result of everybody goes to be speaking about it – that is New York Metropolis. It’s the media capital of the world.”

Now, Edelman did add that “no one’s going to care” if the Jets go undefeated to begin the season. However contemplating a number of components – Rodgers’ Achilles harm having him play 4 snaps all of final season amongst them – Edelman believes it could’ve been a profit if the Jets had him there. 

“I’m an enormous Aaron Rodgers fan, but when I used to be in that locker room, and Aaron Rodgers wasn’t there for 3 days on the obligatory minicamp, having performed 4 snaps off of an harm when we have now two new receivers, a bunch of recent linemen that we added to the workforce, with a CBA that doesn’t enable us to apply quite a bit, I assure there’s 4 or 5 guys – six, seven, eight, 9 guys in that locker room – sitting there like, ‘The place’s he at?’” Edelman stated. 

Julian Edelman pregame

Huge receiver Julian Edelman, #11 of the New England Patriots, gestures towards the gang as he runs onto the sphere previous to a recreation towards the Cleveland Browns on October 27, 2019, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. New England received 27-13.  (Nick Cammett/Diamond Photos by way of Getty Photos)

The Jets did know that Rodgers wasn’t going to attend the obligatory minicamp forward of time, however no matter earlier plans he had nonetheless led to the unexcused absence, which leaves him topic to fines. 

Sports activities Illustrated’s Albert Breer made a current look on “The Wealthy Eisen Present,” the place he offered extra context for Rodgers’ absence. 

“The very best I can reply this proper now that I really feel strong about is that he’s someplace that they may not excuse and keep credibility with the remainder of the locker room, however can be anticipated, wouldn’t be an out-of-left-field factor for him,” Breer stated. “So, you guys can open your thoughts, so to talk, as he’s been recognized to open his thoughts generally, into all the probabilities.”

Breer can be alluding to Rodgers’ recognized retreats that he’s publicly mentioned, which included a darkness one final offseason, the place he got here out figuring out that he needed to proceed enjoying soccer and that it could be with the Jets. Rodgers has additionally been recognized to attend ayahuasca retreats. 

Cowherd additionally stated final week that Rodgers was having fun with an “abroad” trip. 

Aaron Rodgers and Julian Edelman

New England Patriots legendary receiver Julian Edelman known as it a “unhealthy look” for Aaron Rodgers to overlook obligatory minicamp (Getty Photos)

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Regardless of the case, Breer defined that the absence was one they could not excuse, because the Jets wish to hold issues truthful. 

“They communicated to him that they wouldn’t have the ability to excuse him for that, and once more, it’s as a result of that’s the way you keep credibility along with your locker room,” Breer added. “You’ll be able to’t do one thing for one individual that you simply wouldn’t do for different stars of the workforce, not to mention, like, guys on down the roster, proper?”  

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