It was a hard-fought game on Sunday night, but unfortunately, the New York Jets came up short against the Kansas City Chiefs with a final score of 23-20. Despite the loss, Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers had some choice words for the Chiefs' tight end Travis Kelce, who has been romantically linked to singer Taylor Swift.
During Rodgers' weekly appearance on the "Pat McAfee Show," the NFL MVP took a playful swipe at Kelce by labeling him "Mr. Pfizer." The nickname is a reference to Kelce's recent appearance in an ad for Pfizer, where he encouraged people to get their flu and COVID-19 shots.
Rodgers jokingly stated that the Jets' defense had "shut down" Kelce for most of the game, except for gaining some yards here and there. The quarterback even made a joke about the defense playing tough for the last three quarters and limiting Kelce's impact on the game.
The comments quickly went viral, garnering more than 7 million views and sparking the trend "Mr. Pfizer" on social media platforms. The playful dig shows that even though Rodgers and Kelce are opponents on the field, they still have a good sense of humor and camaraderie off the field.
This isn't the first time Rodgers has made headlines this year for his COVID-19 vaccine status. Back in August, the Packers player was accused of misleading comments when he stated he was "immunized," but later it was revealed that he had not been vaccinated.
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As for Kelce, the tight end has been vocal about promoting vaccination and safety measures during the pandemic. In the recent Pfizer ad, Kelce mentions that getting both the flu and COVID-19 shot at the same time is a time-saver for his busy schedule. This reinforces the importance of staying vaccinated and protected, especially as flu season approaches.
While the game didn't go in the Jets' favor, it's clear that Rodgers and his team are still focused on improving and coming back stronger in future matchups. As the season continues, it's important to remember the importance of following safety protocols and getting vaccinated, to not only protect ourselves but also our communities.
As for Kelce and Swift's rumored relationship, the couple has yet to confirm or deny their romance. However, their famous partners and playful banter have definitely garnered attention in the media and among fans.
In the end, it was a game of football, and both teams left it all on the field. Despite the lighthearted trash talk, the mutual respect and camaraderie between Rodgers and Kelce show that sportsmanship is still valued in the world of professional sports. As for the rest of the season, time will tell if Rodgers and Kelce will have another opportunity to face off on the field, but we can all agree that "Mr. Pfizer" will definitely be watching.