Unlike most franchise quarterbacks, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is inquisitive about the NFL Gamers Affiliation, as his team’s representative. However Rodgers, who has been vocal concerning his opposition to the proposed CBA, didn’t unique up for the ongoing NFLPA conferences in Florida.
Per more than one sources, Rodgers isn’t there. And on account of Inexperienced Bay’s sole alternate obtain, Mason Crosby, also isn’t there, the Packers haven’t any vote in any of the many matters on which the board of participant representatives has been and must be balloting, in conjunction with the next NFLPA president.
It’s unclear why Rodgers, who has described the shortcoming of response by teammates to his email explaining the proposed CBA as “disheartening,” chose now not to abet.
It is evident that he believes the latest CBA must now not be ratified, basically on account of he believes that the union didn’t procure ample in return for taking part in 17 video games. Union leadership has concluded in any other case, which has led to heightened friction and acrimony amongst members of the Govt Committee and the board of participant representatives concerning whether the deal must or must now not be permitted.
Rodgers clearly has affect, through his Twitter platform of 4.4 million followers and his standing accurate thru the league. As one source explained it to PFT on Tuesday morning, it’s believed that many of the gamers who would are looking out out for to swap their vote (the board voted against allowing it) are looking out out for to swap from no to yes.
“The energy of Twitter is unparalleled,” the source talked about. “The gamers who play for the minimum had no thought they had been f–king themselves on account of J.J. [Watt] or [Rodgers] urged them to [vote no].”
Masses of younger gamers were, and composed are, entirely disengaged from the strategy. As one other source has consistently explained it, quite quite a bit of gamers are simply “taking part in Xbox and smoking weed.”
As they smoke, the NFLPA doubtlessly will burn — no matter the stop results of the ongoing balloting.