Boomer Esiason caused quite the ruckus on Friday when he reported on his WFAN radio show a text from a source who claims that Aaron Rodgers will threaten to boycott the Super Bowl if the team advances that far. He would do this if the NFL doesn’t eliminate some of the COVID protocols.
“Boom, the Rodgers saga continues to get crazier and crazier. I’ve been told by multiple people in Aaron’s direct circle that if the Packers make the Super Bowl, he will use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to prove a major point. He will threaten the NFL by saying he won’t play in the big game, or next season, if they don’t eliminate some of the COVID-related rules.
“One big one that upsets him the most is the testing of non-symptomatic players. He’s told [Packers backup quarterback] Jordan Love to be ready. Like you said, he’s gotta make it first, but Super Bowl week will be set on fire and send [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell in a frenzy navigating the situation.”
Unsurprisingly, the Packers star shot the whole thing down by posting a ton of hashtags.
The Packers are in the driver’s seat to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl. They have sewn up the NFC’s No. 1 seed and the conference’s bye week in the playoffs. This happened even after Rodgers was forced to miss a key matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs after testing positive for COVID.
Rodgers has made national headlines for his COVID-19 opinions in the wake of the public finding out him being ‘immunized’ was not him taking the vaccine.
“Some of the rules are not based in science at all,” Rodgers alleged on The Pat McAfee Show in November (h/t Emmanuel Morgan of the New York Times). “They’re based purely in trying to out and shame people.”
Rodgers also told McAfee in December that he believed the NFL was utilizing a “two-class system” for vaccinated and unvaccinated players.
Rodgers and the Packers will close their regular season Sunday against the Detroit Lions before playing a to-be-determined opponent during the divisional round either Jan. 22 or Jan. 23.