Aaron Rodgers lied to the NFL and the public about his COVID-19 vaccination status. The ruse put the public, the team, and the quarterback himself at risk. Then, he caught the virus and missed a game for his team.
Facing an investigation for violating the league’s COVID-19 protocols, Rodgers doubled down on his ignorant take. He took advice from a sports announcer, ingested a non-approved drug to prevent a disease that there is a proven, safe vaccine for, then blamed woke culture for the understandable criticism that followed. After the game, Rodgers spoke to the assembled media about whether the critics have affected him.
“There’s always going to be criticism in this world. don’t define myself by the criticism, but I understand it’s a part of this because this issue is definitely polarizing.”
The issue is only polarizing because influential people like Aaron Rodgers publicly endorse the anti-scientific views of a contrarian-to-a-fault podcaster with no medical expertise whatsoever. The criticism of Aaron Rodgers has been completely justified. Regardless of your stance on the vaccination issue, it is undeniable that he misled the team and violated the rules.
Now Rodgers continues to play the victim. He thinks that people are being critical because that’s the way human nature works. Despite his attempts to justify his position, fans aren’t buying his half-baked apologies.
Meanwhile, Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers continue to roll towards a division title. After defeating the Seattle Seahawks 17-0, the Pack improved to 8-2. If Rodgers can keep his bad takes in check and not get suspended, the team has a strong chance to win yet another Super Bowl. His full post-game comments are available below.