GLENDALE, ARIZONA – OCTOBER 28: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers walks off the field following the NFL game at State Farm Stadium on October 28, 2021 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 24-21. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Aaron Rodgers breaks silence over COVID vaccination controversy
Aaron Rodgers is receiving a wealth of criticisms for his actions and now his explanation to his COVID-19 vaccination controversy.
Things aren’t exactly going well for Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.
After Rodgers was previously ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a positive COVID-19 test, questions about his vaccination status came up. As it turns out, Rodgers is unvaccinated, despite him previously saying he was “immunized.”
Rodgers was given the opportunity to share his thoughts along with his side of the story on the Pat McAfee Show. Some of Rodgers’ thoughts were considerably more controversial than others and Twitter was more than willing to let Green Bay’s quarterback know that.
NFL Twitter reacts to Aaron Rodgers on Pat McAfee Show
Rodgers just compared himself to Martin Luther King. I’m out.
— Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) November 5, 2021
With how this whole situation is unfolding, it’ll be fascinating to see how Rodgers is received going forward. Many are going to place his actions under a lot of scrutiny when considering how he may have allegedly violated the NFL’s COVID-19 policies. His rambling explanations aren’t going to make many people more likely to trust him.
This Aaron Rodgers interview is proof of the Mark Twain quote:
“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt”
— Matt Verderame (@MattVerderame) November 5, 2021
This whole situation is a disaster for Rodgers, the Packers, and the NFL. Just a completely awful situation that could have been avoided entirely. Now folks are going to have plenty of fun poking fun at how ridiculous this all is.
Aaron Rodgers really printed off 500 pages of Facebook comments about mask efficacy and strolled into the NFL offices planning to win his appeal
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 5, 2021
Aaron Rodgers just said he presented his research to the NFL. “They thought I was a quack.”
— Steve Popper (@StevePopper) November 5, 2021