If you thought that Aaron Rodgers was just going to go away while he rehabbed his season-ending (?) injury, you’d be wrong.
It actually feels as though this is the most I’ve seen and heard of Rodgers during an NFL season, and he was only on the field this year for four total snaps.
Thanks to his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, the injured New York Jets quarterback is finding plenty of time in front of a microphone, and some of the things he has said during his weekly stop have made headlines.
One thing in particular that has stood out is Rodgers calling Travis Kelce “Mr. Pfizer” after the Kansas City Chiefs star appeared in a commercial encouraging people to get their flu shots and COVID boosters at the same time.
Kelce handled the whole thing pretty well, saying he could hardly believe he was in a “vax war” with Rodgers. Aaron heard that comeback, and decided to take it even further in his most recent appearance on The Pat McAfee Show:
“Mr. Pfizer said he didn’t think he’d be in a vax war with me. This ain’t a war homie, this is just conversation.
But if you want to have some sort of duel, debate, have me on the podcast. Come on the show. Let’s have a conversation.”
Would you look at that? Aaron Rodgers is trying to work his way onto the Kelce Brothers’ podcast…
That wasn’t all that Rodgers called for though. He actually took it a step further and pitched an idea for a “group debate” with some rather interesting characters:
“Let’s do it like in ‘John Wick 4,’ so we both have a second…somebody to help us out. I’m gonna take my man RFK Jr, who just came out as an independent.
And he can have, you know, Tony Fauci or some other pharma-crat, and we can have a conversation about this.”
All of that aired on ESPN, which usually tries to stay out of politics, or at least has in the past.
Pat McAfee was getting a kick out of Rodgers’ commentary, and said that Aaron choosing Robert F. Kennedy Jr. was a little bit of an upset:
“I thought for sure you were going with Rogan…Dr. Joe Rogan, I apologize. But RFK Jr. not a bad get, he’s been at the forefront of this conversation on the internet, I have seen.
Could you imagine Fauci and Kelce sitting down across from Aaron and RJK Jr?”
Someone else on the show shouted out that a group debate with Kelce, Fauci, Rodgers, and RFK Jr. would be “appointment television,” which would probably be true.
Rodgers certainly thinks so, adding:
“That would be big ratings, big rating right there.”
You can watch the off-the-wall sequence from “Aaron Rodgers Tuesday” below:
"Mr. Pfizer said he didn't think he'd be in a vax war with me.. this isn't a war this is just conversation..