“I’ve got his back through everything so he knows that, at the end of the day, if there’s ever a wonder if he’s lost a teammate or something because of all that’s come out, he knows where I stand,” Adams said Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky.
“I’ll stand on the f—— mountain and scream on the mountaintop that I’ve got his back.”
Rodgers officially signaled the start of his holdout Tuesday by not showing up to minicamp. His frustration with the Packers organization reportedly stems from issues with general manager Brian Gutekunst and the front office’s philosophy.
Adams said he doesn’t think expressing support for Rodgers is a slight against Green Bay’s brass.
“I think that any GM, any president, any owner, they should want the type of guys that are backing their players, especially a player like that,” Adams said. “That’s just a good trait to have. It’s not like I’m saying, ‘Forget the front office,’ like I don’t respect what they have going on.”
The star receiver wasn’t the only Packers player who stood by the veteran quarterback. Left tackle David Bakhtiari said he cares about Rodgers “from a friend perspective” and wouldn’t hold a grudge regardless of how the situation unfolds.
“Now, as a teammate, I would be idiotic to say that I don’t want the MVP back,” Bakhtiari said. “He’s the MVP of the league last year. He’s done amazing things as (far as) from the quarterback perspective, our quarterback position, but not only for the franchise.”
Rodgers, 37, can be fined up to $93,085 for missing the mandatory workouts. Head coach Matt LaFleur declined to say whether Rodgers’ absence would be excused.