Aaron Rodgers might not be able to play football right now, but his competitive spirit still allows for him to take some verbal shots at other football players.
Speaking of shots, that’s exactly what landed Rodgers in some hot water back during the heyday of COVID (which I guess is over now?) when he said he was “immunized.”
The topic of “to shot, or not to shot” also caused him to be in headlines as of late because of a comment he made on The Pat McAfee Show in regards to Kansas City Chiefs Tight End Travis Kelce’s performance against the New York Jets.
Kelce recently appeared in a commercial encouraging others to get their flu shots and COVID boosters at the same time, which led Rodgers to make this comment:
“Mr. Pfizer we kind of shut him down a little bit. He didn’t have no crazy impact on the game.
You know he had some yards and stuff, but for the most part I felt we played really tough on defense for the last three quarters.”
Aaron Rodgers called #Chiefs TE Travis Kelce – "Mr. Pfizer" 😆
Aaron Rodgers hasn’t ever shied away from…well basically saying anything, so the “Mr. Pfizer” comments were normal for the future hall of famer.
And Travis Kelce (yes, the Travis Kelce that is currently dating Taylor Swift) didn’t have to respond to the comments, but when he was asked about it today during time with media, he handled it all with a lot of class:
“I thought it was pretty good. With the mustache, I look like someone named Mr. Pfizer.
Who knew I’d get into vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer against the Johnson and Johnson family over there.”
Kelce did manage to take a shot (pun intended) at Rodgers, who is currently under contract to play with the New York Jets, who are owned by Woody Johnson, heir to the Johnson and Johnson pharmaceutical fortune.
After his initial response, another media member asked if Kelce still backed the COVID vaccine, to which he responded:
“I’ve always been…once I got the vaccine, I got it because (I was) keeping myself safe, keeping my family safe, the people in this building.
So yeah, I stand by it 1,000%. I’m fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”
Travis Kelce: handles media with class, dates pop superstars, and kicks ass at football.
You can watch the video of “Mr. Pfizer’s” response below: