GREEN BAY, Wis. – Green Bay Packers fans are starting to take sides in the ongoing rift between star quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the team.
Robert and Cara Henre visited the Packers Hall of Fame on Tuesday. The father-daughter pair traveled in from Nebraska for the visit. On Tuesday, they found themselves in Green Bay while Rodgers wasn’t. Robert wasn’t questioning Rodgers' commitment.
“Aaron’s committed to the fans and the team, but he’s not committed to the front office,” he said. “I don’t think it’s how the front office has portrayed it where he’s dividing the fanbase. I think most people are supportive of the team and him as well.”
“If [Rodgers] is happy, I’m happy,” Cara said. “I’m still going to follow him wherever he goes.”
Justin Blankenship visited the Pro Shop from Arkansas Tuesday. He seemed to side more with the organization.
“I wish he was here, but it’s happened in the past and I think the Packers will overcome,” Blankenship said.
Iowa’s Brian Hogue was very strong in his choice of who to follow saying Rodgers needs to put his ego aside and work things out. He did not like that Rodgers did not show up to the first day of minicamp.
“It sure would be nice if he suck it up and come in and at least do his job,” Hogue said.
Marques Eversoll says there’s a clear divide amongst fans, but not as wide as some national media think. Eversoll is host of Better Caul Eversoll on 107.5 & 1400 The Fan, WDUZ, in Green Bay.
“Nationally the perception is that’s almost unanimous that fans are angry with the Packers and siding with Rodgers,” Eversoll said. “In reality, if I had to put a number on it, definitely think the majority are siding with the Packers over Rodgers. I would say it’s probably 2 to 1.”
Eversoll says the last time Packers fans were this split on anything was when the Brett Favre era ended.