A month after penning his belief that Aaron Rodgers' situation with the club had divided the fan base, Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy delivered his latest monthly column on the team website and did not mention the disgruntled quarterback at all.
Murphy's focus prior to answering mailbag questions was on training camp and fans returning to Green Bay for a "mostly normal camp" after last year's camp was altered significantly and spectators were prohibited due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With the return of one of Titletown's greatest customs, marked by the tradition of Packers players riding kids' bikes to the practice field, there will no doubt be the looming question of when or if one of the franchise's greatest players of all time will return, as well.
Within his write-up, Murphy outlined a few dates on the upcoming schedule, including Family Night on Aug. 4 and joint practices with the Jets beginning Aug. 16. The team's annual shareholders meeting will be held on July 26, where one would surmise the future of No. 12 in the green and gold would top the agenda.
Rodgers did not attend mandatory minicamp and only once has spoken publicly about his dismay with the Packers.
Multiple reports since the first day of the 2021 NFL Draft have centered around Rodgers being upset regarding a possible contract extension.
Murphy touched on Rodgers' situation in his past two posts. His May 1 column focused on the Packers' commitment to "Aaron in 2021 and beyond." A month later, Murphy addressed how "the situation we face with Aaron Rodgers has divided our fan base."
On Saturday, Murphy wrote that "it will be great to see our fans back in Green Bay this summer."
How great a mood those returning fans will be in might well be determined by whether Rodgers is back in Green Bay this summer.