Aaron Rodgers is now officially a holdout.
The disgruntled veteran quarterback, who skipped the Green Bay Packers' voluntary workouts this spring, didn't attend the team's first day of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, further cementing his discontent with the organization.
But was Rodgers, the reigning league MVP, telling the truth about his long-reported frustrations during an interview with ESPN in late May? Is his beef really not directed toward second-year backup quarterback Jordan Love? Milwaukee radio host Steve Fifer remains skeptical.
"To me, it feels like he's moving the goalposts, or he's moving the targets for the Packers," Fifer told After Hours with Amy Lawrence on Wednesday. "Because, otherwise, why wouldn't you just come out and just tell everybody what you want? Like, 'This is the deal, this is what I'm unhappy about. If we can work this out, then I'll be back.' But he won't say it publicly because he doesn't want to get painted into a corner where the Packers say, 'Done, you've got what you want, now come on back.'
"I just don't think he has any interest in coming back and playing for the Green Back Packers. Maybe I'll be proven wrong, maybe he'll show up in training camp. But it just doesn't appear like he has any interest in playing for the Packers... I don't think [the situation is fixable]..."
Last season, Rodgers completed a career-high 70.7-percent of his passes for 4,299 yards with 48 touchdowns and just five interceptions. He also set three NFL records, including the most games with a passer rating over 120.0 in a season (10) and the most games with three-plus touchdowns and zero picks in a season (9).
According to Spotrac.com, Rodgers, 37, has three years remaining on his contract with the Packers, and his cap hit of $37.2 million this upcoming season is expected to lead the NFL.
The entire conversation between Fifer and Lawrence can be accessed in the audio player above.