MANITOWOC, Wis. -- I'm bellied up at lunchtime, as one does in these parts, at a bar called The Fat Seagull. In front of me is a beer tap with green labels and a yellow background. Cry Baby 12, an amber that goes down smooth, has sparked chuckles from most customers -- and rage from a few -- while giving voice to legions of Green Bay Packers fans who grew weary of their quarterback's offseason dispute with the team.
Aaron Rodgers reported to training camp on time Tuesday, and he is expected to wear his No. 12 jersey when the Packers kick off the season Sept. 12 at the New Orleans Saints. But a couple of days spent in and around Green Bay this week revealed that it will take time for some fans to move on from Rodgers' push to leave the team, if they do so at all.
Most fans realize that the pending restructure of his contract could make 2021 Rodgers' final season in Green Bay, before backup Jordan Love -- whom the Packers traded up to select at No. 26 in the 2020 NFL draft -- takes over. And not all of them are broken up about it.