All the attention at the first practice was atypical even for Rodgers, a former Super Bowl and NFL MVP who leads one of most dangerous passing attacks in the league. He was smiling and laughing on the field Friday, running through drills like the rest of his teammates on an overcast, breezy morning.
In the locker room, however, the off-the-field questions didn’t stop at Braun.
Earlier this week, former Packers receiver Greg Jennings -- now with the archrival Minnesota Vikings -- criticized his ex-quarterback. In an interview with the Star Tribune, Jennings questioned Rodgers’ leadership and implied the quarterback had become bigger than the team.
“Don’t get me wrong, ‘12’ is a great person,” Jennings was quoted as saying, referring to Rodgers. “But when you hear all positives, all positives, all positives all the time, it’s hard for you to sit down when one of your teammates says, ‘Man, come on, you’ve got to hold yourself accountable for this.’"