Colin Cowherd has an interesting conspiracy theory about Aaron Rodgers amid the QB shutting down those rumors.
Rodgers slammed the report online and on Pat McAfee’s show, which originated from a text to former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason suggesting that the reigning MVP could threaten to boycott the Super Bowl as a protest against the NFL’s COVID-19 policies.
On his podcast today, Cowherd shared his own conspiracy theory that it was actually the Green Bay Packers QB who dropped the rumors just so he could discredit the media.
“It was almost like someone was trying to set me up to look bad. It was almost like somebody was trying to set Boomer up to look bad,” Cowherd said. “Is it possible that somebody in Aaron Rodgers’ camp is trying to create, when the criticism gets hot, a little misinformation campaign which he can use to validate the inaccuracy of the media?”
Rodgers addressed the topic during his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday afternoon and called it “so ridiculously stupid.”
“I like to have a good sense of humor and joke around and stuff, but that topic that was brought up is so ridiculously stupid it’s even past the point where I don’t even joke about that,” Rodgers told McAfee. “Do I have an issue with some of the protocols? Of course. But I would never even joke about this. It’s the dumbest f—ing thing, I wouldn’t even joke about it.”
Normally, Rodgers wouldn’t care to respond to crazy rumors about him, but he couldn’t let this one get by.
“I’ve given a lot less f—s the last couple years but one thing I do give a major f— about is ridiculous narratives about me,” Rodgers said. “Especially ones that are so ridiculously off base. This one was pure comedy for me. But when pure comedy turns into slightly more reputable news outlets who then mention that to where it becomes even a bigger story, I just felt like it was time to end that.”
Rodgers played only in the first half of Sunday’s regular-season finale at the Detroit Lions, a 37-30 loss that did not impact the Packers’ playoff seeding. They had clinched the No. 1 seed in the NFC the previous week.
It’s possible they may not know their opponent for the divisional-round game until Monday night after the final wild-card game.