After so much fog surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ future in the NFL, he finally made the big announcement on The Pat McAfee Show today.
The quarterback cleared the air, saying:
“Since Friday, I made it clear my intention was to play and to play for the New York Jets, and I haven’t been holding anything up at this point.
It’s the compensation that the Packers are trying to get and digging their heels in for me… The Packers want to move on and have let me know that in so many words.”
So, Rodgers is gonna be a Jet. This is big time news for Jets fans, considering they had their best season in a while this past season, all while having awful quarterback play. Now, they have a proven, future Hall of Famer coming their way, so the anticipation is through the roof.
Needless to say, everybody and their brother has weighed in on the announcement, with several bringing up unique moments throughout Rodgers’ career.
However, perhaps the most prominent moment that’s resurfaced, is the QB’s thoughts on 9/11, considering he’ll be playing in New York (I know, the Jets technically play in New Jersey, whatever).
In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, I’m referring to the time former Packers backup QB DeShone Kizer brought up a wild story about the time Rodgers asked him if he “Believed in 9/11.”
Kizer told TMZ Sports:
“He shut the door and the first thing that comes out of Aaron Rodgers’ mouth was, ‘Do you believe in 9/11?’
What? Yeah, why wouldn’t I? He was like, ‘You should read up on that.’
Okay… now we start learning up about the playbook and stuff, and I was like, ‘Wow I don’t know where this is going.’ But what it ended up being was a real thought experiment where he wanted me to go back and look into some of the conspiracies around it.
It provoked a lot of great conversation and really bonded over that and we started sharing some books… we got into history and business and finance.”
And as much as people use this clip to bash Rodgers, Kizer seems to be convinced. He finished it saying:
“Y’all are laughing, do your research. I’m telling you, do your research… you guys are laughing, it sounds like jokes.”
Yeah, right up Aaron’s alley pretty much.
So naturally, Twitter has to come with the jokes:
Should be fun…
You can watch the whole conversation from The Pat McAfee Show, here: