Aaron Rodgers Drops Savage Line About Critics & Doubters

Rodgers on Critics 10/6

Getty Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers warms up prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 27, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Aaron Rodgers is playing some of his best football in years and sure doesn’t mind letting his critics know it with some MVP-level savagery.

Rodgers helped lead the Green Bay Packers to their fourth straight victory Monday night, throwing four touchdown passes against the Atlanta Falcons and averaging a season-high 9.9 yards per passing attempt. The 36-year-old quarterback’s hot start also has him on pace to finish 2020 with career-best numbers, which has quieted voices who declared 2019 to be a “down year” for Rodgers.

“I sometimes laugh when people talk about down years for me because a lot of times down years for me are career years for most quarterbacks,” Rodgers said during his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show after McAfee asked him about the shifting narrative about him around the league.

It shouldn’t surprise anyone who is a regular viewer of McAfee that he and his radio crew went wild over the veteran’s words, but the scene is still fun to watch with Rodgers’ former teammate, AJ Hawk, even appreciating the savage line.

You can watch Rodgers’ full answer to McAfee’s question in the clip below.

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Rodgers Appreciates Weekly Time on McAfee’s Show

Rodgers’ postgame interviews with reporters are usually insightful because of the detailed and well-spoken answers he provides for their questions, but his demeanor is much more relaxed on Tuesdays when he chats with McAfee and the gang — for a reason that is totally understandable when you hear him talk about it.

The subject came up when McAfee and Rodgers were talking about how certain members of the media take things out of context and twist things to fit their own narrative. McAfee pulled a recent example that came out of last week’s show when Rodgers retold the story of how he once joked with head coach Matt LaFleur about his headset not working.

Some, of course, chose to (falsely) frame that as Rodgers deliberately tuning out his head coach to call whatever plays he wanted.

“Is anybody surprised?” Rodgers said, met with ‘Nopes’ from McAfee and Hawk. “All the f***ing media does is write stories to get clicks, so it doesn’t matter. I can give a long answer about something and they can take a blip of it and write a story about it that has nothing to do with what I was saying. Nobody is going to take the time to — unless you’re watching this live — to listen to this entire interview. They’re going to take pieces of it. If I’m not doing this in person, you can’t see facial expressions. Or if you’re not listening to it, you can’t hear voice inflection and tone and inference. That’s just the way it is. That’s why I love doing this because I have a platform with you guys and ‘the boys’ to say whatever I want, to speak the truth.”

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