New York Jets quarterback and Super Bowl champion Aaron Rodgers caused a stir yet again on Tuesday’s episode of The Pat McAfee Show. This time, he took aim at President Joe Biden while discussing an innocuous topic of people drawing obscene pictures in the snow in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As he and McAfee chatted about the issue, Rodgers made a surprising comment that sparked controversy.
“I thought we were going to get into a new conversation about Ed Snowden,” Rodgers said, referring to the former CIA employee who leaked classified information and was charged with espionage. McAfee quickly corrected him, but it was too late. Rodgers had already planted the seed of a new nickname for President Biden – “Weekend at Bernie’s.”
While some may find the nickname humorous, it’s also a criticism of Biden’s management of the country. And Rodgers didn’t stop there. He went on to express his belief that Snowden, along with Julian Assange and Chelsea Manning, should be pardoned by President Biden. His reasoning – they are whistleblowers who acted in the public interest and should be protected.
This is not the first controversial statement made by Rodgers in recent years. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the quarterback made headlines for his hesitancy to get the COVID vaccine. He cited his allergies to the ingredients in the Pfizer and Moderna shots, as well as concerns over the side effects of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, as reasons for his decision to forego vaccination. As a result, he faced backlash from the media and woke mob, with some even arguing that he should not be considered for the NFL MVP award.
But Rodgers silenced his critics by being named NFL MVP in both 2020 and 2021, proving that his talent on the field cannot be denied. This season, he made an impressive recovery from a torn Achilles injury, which typically takes nine months to a year to heal.
However, after the Jets were eliminated from playoff contention and faced ongoing issues with their offensive line, Rodgers wisely made the decision to sit out the rest of the season, ensuring his long-term health and avoiding further injury.
While some may view Rodgers’ comments as controversial, it’s important to remember that he is not a politician but a talented athlete. He is entitled to his opinions and beliefs, just as anyone else is. And as with his decision to not get the COVID vaccine, Rodgers’ comments once again sparked a heated debate among fans and critics alike.
In the end, it’s clear that Rodgers is more focused on his recovery and preparations for the upcoming season than engaging in political discourse. But with his new nickname for President Biden, he once again finds himself in the crosshairs of liberal America. Love him or hate him, Rodgers continues to be an outspoken and divisive figure in both the sports and political world.