Who knows, a year from now we could very well see Aaron Rodgers dawning the colors of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Sunday, Rodgers squared off against his possible future team. And during the second half, he and his possible future head coach, Mike Tomlin, had an interaction on the field that had social media buzzing.
During the play, Mike Tomlin knew exactly what Aaron Rodgers was trying to do by snapping the ball and causing the Pittsburgh Steelers to be called for having too many men on the field. Rather than allow it to happen, Tomlin quickly called a time out, before sharing a moment with A-Rod.
Here’s that interaction between them:
Of course, the Steelers have been rumored as a possible destination for Rodgers in 2022 after the Packers quarterback shared some glowing praise about the Pittsburgh organization during the lead-up to this game.
As you should expect, social media loved this:
Days before the game, Rodgers raved about Pittsburgh and head coach Mike Tomlin during an appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show”. Via CBS Sports:
“I’ve been around a lot of Pittsburgh people over the years. I have loved my time with all of them,” said Rodgers, whose first coach, Mike McCarthy, is a Pittsburgh native. “I have learned to speak the [Pittsburgh accent] really well, which is actually allowed me to follow and become a big fan of Pittsburgh Dad. … It’s a great, blue-collar town. There’s a lot of great people that live there. There’s a lot of history in that city.”
Rodgers spoke highly of Tomlin, who in his 15th season is the third-longest-tenured head coach in the NFL.
“I have a ton of respect for Mike,” Rodgers said. “I think he’s a fantastic coach. I love the way that he leads. I love that way that he talks after the games. He always seems to keep things really even keel. Looks like he’s somebody that players love playing for.”