The Aaron Rodgers news cycle just doesn’t seem to slow down. Earlier today, a rumor came out that the QB would boycott the Super Bowl if Green Bay makes it.
There has been a lot of drama around Rodgers, but this rumor was a bit outlandish, to begin with. Boomer Esiason read a text that he received aloud on WFAN radio. According to the source, the quarterback threatened to boycott the biggest game in the world of sports due to the NFL’s COVID-19 rules.
Regardless of Rodgers’ issues with the COVID policies in the league, I’m not sure anyone believed this one from the get-go. If you thought he would risk a shot at the Super Bowl over all of this?
So, just how wild was this claim? Well, Rodgers himself called it the “dumbest f—ing story ever.” So, there you go. The Green Bay quarterback had to respond to the video and took to Twitter to do so. He didn’t say much but put out a bunch of hashtags to show his feelings.
Back-up quarterback Jordan Love was dragged into the controversy. Esiason said that “He’s told Jordan Love to be ready.” That made Love respond to the Rodgers tweet with “Fake News” and a yawning emoji. Aaron Rodgers will play the Super Bowl if the Packers qualify. The man loves the game.
In fact, even with the No. 1 seed secured in the NFC, Green Bay plans to play Rodgers against the Lions on Sunday. That game is as “pointless” as they get. Except the QB will surpass 4,000 yards on the year. However, Rodgers and coach Matt LeFleur are on the same page as they gear up for the Playoffs.
Reactions to Aaron Rodgers Boycott Denial: ‘Fake News’
Jordan Love didn’t mince words when he called the Boomer video fake news. However, once Kurt Benkert got involved, it got a little more relaxed and fun. Benkert, the former Virginia QB that went undrafted in 2018, responded with his support of the team captain.
Out of nowhere, the entire Packers QB room started to let those tweets fly. Rodgers didn’t have to say anything else about the boycott rumor. He already said it all. However, he wasn’t going to stop letting the jokes off.
It seems that Rodgers can’t trust anyone in his “inner circle.”
All of the memes, all of the gifs. It was just a good time to let steam out and unwind. Things for Aaron Rodgers must not be easy. He has had a rather quiet career as far as controversy goes. However, in the last few months, it has seemed like a whirlwind.
Now, Rodgers and his team will turn their attention to the task at hand. Beating the Lions and getting their QB 4,000 yards. Green Bay is a 3.5 point favorite.