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Aaron Rodgers, who spent the 2020 season as a regular guest of the Pat McAfee Show, shot back at all the “douchebags” out there who have been “using” him over the years to build themselves a brand. No more, according to Rodgers. His 2020 appearances with McAfee took the power back from the “douchebags,” according to the Packers quarterback.
“There wasn’t some agenda doing this, it was like f–king talk to Pat & AJ every week? Yeah, that sounds awesome,” Rodgers said on the Tuesday edition of the McAfee show.
“But what it’s allowed me to do is silence all the douchebags who were talking for me and making themselves more relevant by using my name, or running with stories that were not really based on any type of fact.
“This was a natural, authentic way to bulls–t and have a conversation. If you know me or are a friend of mine, this is about as normal interaction as you’re going to see from me. It’s not a lot of BS. You’re not going to hear clichés and verbiage. I’m going to shoot from the hip mostly, tell you as much as I’m comfortable telling you. And I feel like I’ve been as honest as I could be.”
"There wasn't some agenda doing this, it was like fucking talk to Pat & AJ every week? That sounds awesome..
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) January 26, 2021
Who are these “douchebags” Rodgers is talking about? It could be former teammates Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley. In 2019, Rodgers took aim at his former teammates in an interview with ESPN Milwaukee.
“It bothers me that every time there’s an article, it’s the same two people,” Rodgers said. “And if it’s not an article about me, do you ever hear their names anywhere else? At what point do you move on? You talk about me being sensitive and petty? At what point do you move on or stop telling the same stories?”
Finley was on record in 2019 as saying Rodgers wasn’t a “natural born leader.”
Rodgers didn’t appreciate that shot from a guy he played with for five years.
“At what point did J-Mike think I was a bad leader?” Rodgers asked ESPN Milwaukee in 2019. “It couldn’t have been when I was up in his room every Saturday night before games going over plays and talking about checks I was going to make and plays where he was going to be the No. 1 read. It couldn’t have been when I was at the hospital the night he broke his neck and spent a couple of hours with him. It couldn’t have been when I followed up and saw how he was doing.”