At this point in his career, Aaron Rodgers does not care if he is loved or hated.
The Green Bay Packers QB is going viral this week with his new conversation with Joe Rogan on his podcast. When the topic turned to his vaccination status, the legendary QB pointed out that the NFL even sent some stooge to scare the team into getting vaccinated.
“Look how righteous our league is, we have 95% compliance with the vaccine. And if you don’t, we’re going to send a stooge to your team to show you graphs of your vaccination percentage of your team compared to the rest of the league, which actually happened.”
According to Aaron, he “mopped the floor” with the aforementioned stooge.
“People were like ‘no one knew your vaccination status, you liked to your teammates,’ no no no no… day three of training camp they sent this stooge in and he showed these slides of what your vaccination percentage was as a team. What are you compared to the rest of the league? And I started asking him question about liability… ‘Oh, I’m not a lawyer.’
“Ok cool, you’re in here talking about these different things and you don’t talk about anybody’s personal health issues. There’s zero exemptions, you took out religious exemptions, you took out PEG exemptions, you took out anybody’s ability to have an opinion of I don’t want to do this.”
“Well, it’s not only going to affect your day-to-day status on the team but your ability to get a job, your ability to keep a job, your ability to get a tryout if you get cut from this team… all so you can get above 90% and have some special virtue.
And then they scared teams and said if you had an outbreak, caused by a non-vax player, you not only forfeit that game but you wouldn’t get paid for that week.
And here I am showing up to training camp on the first day and we got five people out with COVID, all fully vaxxed, and I got COVID from a fully vaxxed individual who only got vaxxed to keep his potential as part of the NFL.”
Even Cole Beasley seems to agree:
In 2021, Rodgers appeared in 16 games for the Packers and completed 68.9 percent of his passes for 4,115 yards, 37 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He has also rushed for 101 yards and three touchdowns.