But what Johnston doesn’t seem to grasp is that the Eagles aren’t saying they don’t want to visit Trump’s White House because they do not agree with most of his policies. In fact, when Eagles players first started saying in February that they wouldn’t visit the White House, they made clear that it was not about politics.

The two-time MVP makes less per year than zero-time Pro Bowlers Jimmy Garoppolo and Joe Flacco as well as Kirk Cousins, Matthew Stafford and Derek Carr (all of whom have been part of a playoff win). More than a third of the league’s starting quarterbacks possess contracts with more guaranteed money than Rodgers’ current deal with Green Bay.

I am thankful to John Mara and Steve Tisch and our organization for their support and encouragement, and to Ronnie Barnes for his guidance and assistance. And, of course, to my wife Joanne and our children for their love and support. And I want to thank you in advance for respecting my privacy and that of my family as we work our way through this. I look forward to being back at full strength and devoting all my energy to helping make this 2018 New York Giants team the best it can be.

Our thoughts are with Gettleman’s family and the Giants as he goes through this process.

Per the report, some of the President’s aides started to research how the league could be punished. One unnamed White House official said that Trump’s ideas were never implemented and described his orders more as venting.