Aaron Rodgers is already creating drama at Jets minicamp

New York Jets OTA Offseason Workouts
New York Jets OTA Offseason Workouts / Luke Hales/GettyImages

For the first time in his career, Aaron Rodgers is creating some unnecessary drama for little to no apparent reason.

With the Jets wrapping up their offseason minicamp this week, Rodgers has been nowhere to be seen the last two days. And while this isn't exactly front-page news, it's mid-June in the NFL, so it kinda is. And when Jets head coach Robert Saleh was asked for an explanation behind the absence, his response sure was something!

"Aaron and I spoke before OTAs started," Saleh said. "He's been very good in communication the entire time. It's inexcused, but he had an event that was very important to him, which he communicated ... [Rodgers] will be subject to the CBA fine schedule."

Well that's not a weird at all. Saleh looks thrilled about his franchise quarterback skipping out on minicamp to attend "an event that was very important to him." You can tell, even through all of Saleh's coach speak, that Rodgers' event is way more important to him than it it to the Jets.

And while it sounds like Rodgers has been around the team for the vast majority of offseason workouts, none of that matters now that we have this one soundbite. Saleh's facial expression is the only context required. I simply must know what this event is. I need to know what it is, where it is, who the keynote speakers are, etc. I'm going to be deeply disappointed if it's just, like, a celebrity golf event in Lake Tahoe.

It's nice to know that, coming off a serious Achilles injury in Year 19, Rodgers still has it. And by it, I mean the ability to create unecessary drama during the slowest parts of the NFL calendar. No one has a better sense of entirely-unintentional comedic timing. The Jets will now have to deal with this story for 3-4 more days longer than needed, which is exactly what Rodgers brings to the team. That's what $112 million pays for. The Jets are ready for Week 1.