Aaron Rodgers shared an Instagram post on Monday night where he expressed gratitude to important characters in his life. The quarterback used a lot of past tense when referring to several relationships, including those with his Green Bay Packers teammates. Many took this to mean that Rodgers was about to announce something big.

Aaron’s is set to make his weekly appearance on the Pat McAfee Show. Rodgers has frequently used the show to address his response to rumors and speculation about his life and career. Fans have picked up on that and are now accusing him of being intentionally vague and obtuse to get more eyes on his next appearance.

Taking to Twitter, football fans and pundits dragged Aaron Rodgers for their perception that he’s using the buzz around him to get more views. The clickbait approach, if true, has not sat well with many. Others just found the notion hilarious.

“T-minus 2 days until Rodgers is on the Pat McAfee Show shooting down retirement rumors that he literally just created by posting this. Aaron: ‘People read way too much into things, man. Crazy world we live in.’ Pat: ‘Pretty provocative post though, man!'”

“this feels like a work from Rodgers lol but McAfee’s show is about to do NUMBERS tomorrow”

“So let’s recap: – A ‘thankful’ iG post to the Packers from Aaron Rodgers tonight. – A Rodgers interview on Pat McAfee show tomorrow. – Packers announce GM Brian Gutekunst will have a press conference on Wednesday. Yeah. The Aaron Rodgers decision is, um, coming NOW.”

“Aaron said “let me make sure I break a viewer record on Pat McAfee tomorrow””

The discussion got Pat McAfee’s name trending. If Aaron Rodgers is looking to pop a huge viewership number, the strategy is likely working. Even if he’s not, fans can’t help but watch just to see what the controversial QB will say next.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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