How Aaron Rodgers Silenced The ‘Douchebags’ Who Used His Name

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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.”

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.”

Written by Joe Kinsey

Joe Kinsey is the Senior Director of Content of OutKick and the editor of the Morning Screencaps column that examines a variety of stories taking place in real America.

Kinsey is also the founder of OutKick’s Thursday Night Mowing League, America’s largest virtual mowing league.

Kinsey graduated from University of Toledo.


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  1. I like Greg Jennings as a commentator. But, I think the sports talk shows don’t bring him in unless it is to talk about the Packers. If someone is going to pay you to talk about the Packers, you’re going to talk about the Packers.

  2. Good for Aaron! I’m sure he is beyond tired of former teammates side swiping him just to get attention. Greg Jennings is a total putz! He will never turn down an opportunity to take a shot at Aaron. Jennings should get down on his knees every day and thank god that he had Aaron Rodgers as his QB. He owes his NFL career, pro bowls, SB ring, and even his cushy media gig to Aaron. He left Green Bay for Minnesota and disappeared. I’m talking witness protection program. I guess that will happen when you have Christian Ponder throwing you the football instead of a first ballot hall of fame QB. Just go away Greg Jennings!

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