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Aaron Rodgers Tries to Explain Himself

Chicago Bears

It’s been a wild week for Aaron Rodgers.

The Packers quarterback tested positive for COVID-19 and was put on the Reserve/COVID-19 list, which led the team to sign Blake Bortles because Rodgers’ positive test also took down a backup and dragged him into protocols. The whole thing also put the NFL in a position to investigate whether Green Bay was properly enforcing the league’s health and safety protocols, since Rodgers was unvaccinated (despite seeming to claim the opposite earlier in the offseason).

On Friday, Rodgers  was given an opportunity to explain what happened leading up to his placement on the COVID reserve list. And in an arena in which he was comfortable, appearing on the Pat McAfee show, where he is a regular guest.

What Rodgers has since said on the programming was flooring. Let me offer up a selection if you weren’t able to watch:

Wrapping my mind around everything that was said and unpacking it in full will take some nuance, not to mention a fair amount of time. But listening live and following the quotes transcribed by beat writers confirming I wasn’t mis-hearing things is absolutely wild. If I wasn’t tuned into McAfee’s show, I’d have thought it was performance art on another level.

In the end, the entire weight of legitimate science indicates that vaccines are safe and effective. For more on this topic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has worthwhile information to browse through if you feel inclined to learn more.

Oh yeah, there’s also football:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.