Aaron Rodgers fired back at Boomer Esiason on Friday after the former NFL signal-caller said a source texted him that the Green Bay Packers quarterback will threaten to boycott the Super Bowl if the NFL doesn’t relax its COVID-19 policies if the Packers were to make it that far.
Esiason had his radio co-host Gregg Giannotti read the texts live on the air during WFAN’s The Morning Show with Boomer & Gio.
“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.”
Soon after, both of the Packers’ other quarterbacks decided they wanted to join in on the fun.
Rodgers was having such a good time with it that he even tagged former backup Matt Flynn and dragged him into the conversation after Love “admitted” he was the leaker in the boycott story.
Rodgers’ 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.