Video: Aaron Rodgers Disses ESPN’s Monday Night Football

by Quentin Blount
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers doesn’t pay much attention to the outside noise.

The Packers quarterback took a shot at ESPN on Tuesday during his weekly appearance on Pat McAfee’s SiriusXM radio show. Rodgers spoke about watching the game when he’s not playing it, and that more times than not, he watches without sound.

“Did you get a chance to watch the game last night between Drew [Brees] and Justin Herbert,” McAfee asked Rodgers. “What are your thoughts on Justin Herbert as a young quarterback? He looks like he’s got it.”

Meanwhile, Rodgers responded in Rodgers fashion, taking a jab at the sports network and prompting a laugh from McAfee.

“I didn’t see a whole lot of that, it was on for a little bit with the sound off, which is how I’ve watched a lot of games on ESPN over the last few years,” Rodgers said after being asked if he saw the New Orleans Saints’ beat the Los Angeles Chargers on ‘Monday Night Football.'”

Louis Riddick, Steve Levy, and Brian Griese are part of ESPN’s new “Monday Night Football” crew this year. The trio replaced Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore, to the pleasure of many fans.

“I like a lot of people at ESPN, I really do. I love Kenny Mayne, Kenny’s one of my all-time favorites,” Rodgers said. “No, but, you know I enjoy watching football, I enjoy watching Thursday night stuff and Sunday night and Monday night, but I enjoy also listening to music during the games and not necessarily all the commentary.”

Aaron Rodgers has been off to a scorching start to the 2020 NFL season. Through four games, he’s led the Green Bay to a 4-0 start. Additionally, he’s amassed 1,214 passing yards, completing 70.5 percent of his passes for 13 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Fresh off a bye, Rodgers will look to keep up his hot start against against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.