Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been on something of a media tour in recent weeks.
A few days ago, his appearance on Aubrey Marcus’ podcast went mega-viral.
On Monday, an interview he did on Barstool’s ‘Pardon My Take’ podcast with Dan ‘Big Cat’ Katz and ‘PFT Commentator’ was released.
One clip in particular received more attention than any other. It referenced Rodgers’ refusal to get vaccinated for COVID 19:
Clip been smoking me all morning pic.twitter.com/rji7psIu3x
— kyle (@knicks_tape99) August 8, 2022
“How many people do you think you’ve killed? What’s your count?” PFT Commenter asked.
“How many grandmothers? Let’s just do grandmothers,” Big Cat followed up.
“I know you guys are just f***ing around but I don’t find that part funny,” Rodgers said. “I really don’t.”
The responses to Rodgers’ abrupt reaction poured in immediately:
— Will Dunlop (@WillDunlop7) August 8, 2022
Hard hitting journalism https://t.co/dRNESGOCjd
— TRILL CLINTON (@derekgotloud) August 8, 2022
“We just got Cena’d” lmaooooo https://t.co/FbFD8Nw91q
— Tony Kornheiser (@CornheiserTony) August 8, 2022
I can’t stop watching this https://t.co/5Rz1gAAcj0
— Jed ⚡️ (@jed_urb) August 8, 2022
“Let’s just do grandmothers” is INSANE https://t.co/rvupImjOH9
— 🚶🏾♂️ (@notfreewzrd) August 8, 2022
What an ass https://t.co/wOGujQMDit
— Keeks (@Keeks300) August 8, 2022
— Noah (@supernoahhh) August 8, 2022
No interview is passed up; no chance to speak to the media gets rejected.
It will be interesting to see how that strategy ultimately works out for him in terms of brandability and how the public ultimately perceives him.
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 8, 2022
How will that impact him and the Packers in 2022-23?
Time will tell.