In early November, the Green Bay Packers placed Aaron Rodgers on the restricted list with COVID-19. The story was more significant because the Quarterback lied about his vaccination status. Rodgers had ignored COVID protocols within the locker room and often went maskless when speaking to reporters.
Rodgers has doubled and tripled down rather than being chastened by his situation. He has discussed taking Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine. He says that he has taken medical advice from Joe Rogan. And he has made regular appearances on right-leaning Barstool Sports shows.
And on Saturday, before his biggest game of the season, Rodgers made some of his most intense comments yet. Sports Illustrated quoted the Quarterback as saying:
“When the President of the United States says, ‘this is a pandemic of the unvaccinated, it’s because him and his constituents, which I don’t know how there are any if you watch any of his attempts at public speaking, but I guess he got 81 million votes.”
not a single point was made pic.twitter.com/EN9AGRbq8A
— manny (@mannyfidel) January 22, 2022
Needless to say, millions of Americans were rooting against Rodgers last night. And they got their wish as the Packers blew a late lead to the San Francisco 49ers. Rodgers and his explosive offense only managed to score 10 points against the 49ers vaunted defense.
Congratulations to Jimmy Garoppolo on replacing Dr Fauci as Aaron Rodgers’ least favorite Italian
— Richard Staff (@RichardStaff) January 23, 2022
Rodgers now goes into an offseason where there is speculation that he may retire. Any dreams the Quarterback had of one day hosting Jeopardy are now over. But it would be no surprise to see him hosting a show on Fox News.
A win for America.
A loss for Ayn Rand-lovers and Anti-Vaxxers.
I will be obnoxious for the next few hours. I apologize for nothing.
— Wajahat Ali (@WajahatAli) January 23, 2022
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.