Aaron Rodgers being so upfront during interviews over the past few years has certainly shifted the way that fans view him. However, he thinks it is something else that has turned him into a villain.
He thinks it’s the fault of “big pharma” for making him look bad.
Most of his sound bites come from the Pat McAfee Show, which is where his following comments about Big Pharma come from.
“If you take the right sound bite from the right thing and it’s a station that may or may not have in the past been brought to you by Pfizer they gotta make sure their villain gets cast in the correct light,” Rodgers said, according to SI.com, via Pro Football Talk.
“And whether or not they’re sponsored by Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson, whatever it might be, when you go up against some of those powers that be, put yourself in the crosshairs, they’re gonna paint you a certain way. And that’s what the media did to me a couple of years ago. That’s fine. That’s their prerogative. [And] that’s what they wanted to do.”
Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback but he takes the attention off of his brilliance on the field by speaking on things where he isn’t qualified.
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Pat McAfee was able to get the former NFL MVP to focus on the game a bit during their conversation as he spoke about Joey Bosa’s rant against the refs during the NFL Playoffs.
Rodgers blames TV networks for poor officiating.
“The best refs that we’ve had in the league are on TV now. They’re not working in the league office, they’re on TV. (CBS) Gene Steratore (is) my favorite ref of all time. One of the best guys at understanding how to…control a game without being a part of it. Gene was incredible at that. But Gene’s on TV now, why? Because they pay more.”
The Green Bay Packers ended the year hot, but couldn’t qualify for the playoffs after a loss to the Lions. Speaking to reporters after the game, Rodgers remained noncommittal about playing next season and explained that he is still unsure about where he stands on what he wants to do.
On the season, Rodgers logged 3,695 yards, 26 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions in 17 starts.
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