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The 25 Dumbest Things That Ever Came Out Of Aaron Rodgers’ Mouth

Darren - January 8, 2024
NFL

The 25 Dumbest Things That Ever Came Out Of Aaron Rodgers’ Mouth

Darren - January 8, 2024

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The Wilson Defense

Zach Wilson is arguably the worst Jets quarterback of the past two decades. That’s quite an achievement because they’ve had some garbage players The franchise benched him multiple times. Meanwhile, several media sources reported that Wilson refused to return as the franchise’s starter.

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When you use sources and whether intentional or unintentional try to assassinate someone’s character like that report does for Zach, I have a real hard time with that,” Rodgers said (via NBC Sports). “You’re basically saying that this kid is quitting on the team and doesn’t want to play and is giving the middle finger to the organization.”

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Pile On

Pat McAfee’s sole existence appears to be Rodgers’ agony aunt. Every time the quarterback wants to whine about something he turns to his favorite show. The quarterback had issues with the Green Bay fans for booing him after his return following the vaccine scandal. He didn’t understand why they didn’t like him anymore.

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Rodgers told Pat McAfee (via New York Post): “There were a ton of people tuning in, rooting against us for one reason and one reason only. It’s because of my vaccination status and them wanting to see us lose so they could pile on.” Shockingly, some people don’t like liars.

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Destination Rodgers

In 2021, Rodgers claimed that he put Green Bay on the map for free agents because nobody vacations there (via The Sports Rush). This was one of the dumbest things that he ever said and it didn’t delight Wisconsin’s population. Yes, he plays a huge role in ensuring people visit this small market.

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But Green Bay has been a premier footballing destination for almost a century. Rodgers isn’t the franchise’s first great quarterback either. Brett Favre was attracting the masses while Rodgers was in diapers. There were also the likes of Bart Starr and Doug Pedersen so Rodgers can’t take all of the credit.

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Fake White House

It seems that Rodgers has a problem with the political establishment and democracy. One of the dumbest things he ever said was to describe Joe Biden’s administration as the ‘fake White House.’ Every reasonable person knows that this isn’t true. Most football fans don’t want to read or hear about politics.

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They want to focus on the game but Rodgers is making it difficult. He also described Biden as ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ in a petty jibe. Rodgers is a a big fan of Robert Kennedy who doubts that 9/11 happened. The less we say about this the better. Let’s just finish with Rodgers may have taken too much ayahuasca (via People).

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Moving On

Not many people would spend four whole days in darkness to make a career decision. But that’s exactly what Rodgers did in Oregon in 2023 (via The Mirror). He told Pat McAfee about his experience and how it changed his mindset. It was one of the dumbest things he said because it made him seem very paranoid.

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Rodgers explained: “Before I went in, I was told that the Packers wanted me to come back and retire a Packer. When I came out of the darkness, something changed. I had no WiFi on my ‘hippie mountain’, I received texts that there had been a shift and I had heard from multiple people that there was some shopping going on.”

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RELAX

Some people think that Rodgers has always had an arrogance about him. That comes with the territory of being an elite athlete but it doesn’t always come off well. He attracted criticism in 2014 after the Packers started with two defeats in their first three games. The quarterback had a very patronizing reaction to the fans’ despair.

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“Five letters here just for everybody out there in Packer-land: R-E-L-A-X,” Rodgers said on his ESPN Milwaukee radio show. “Relax, we’re going to be OK.” In the end, he wasn’t wrong because they went 12-4 overall in the regular season. But they blew a 16-0 lead in the NFC Championship game and ended up not fulfilling their promise under Rodgers’ watch yet again, something they did quite often throughout his tenure.

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Fear of Death

We’ve already mentioned Rodgers’ love of ayahuasca but it gets worse. One of the dumbest things he ever said was how it helped him to get over his fear of death. Maybe he should have talked to a psychologist if this was an issue for him. However, Rodgers is an unusual character so perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise.

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“I definitely had a major fear of death,” Rodgers said (via People). Ayahuasca and psilocybin really helped me with that. When you’ve seen the other side, it makes the idea of death more of a passage and less of an ending and more so the next chapter of life.”

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Bitter And Angry

The Packers started 2022 with a dismal 3-4 record and this didn’t please their fanbase. Rodgers went back to his old tricks of victim-shaming the Packers fans. He called out the ones who complained about the team’s results. It didn’t matter that they were spending hundreds of dollars on tickets.

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Rodgers ranted to Pat McAfee: “I think people who are bitter and angry, they kinda want to sit in it and wallow in it a little bit if you will. Like a pig in s***, ya know? Just enjoy it for a bit. Let it wash all over them before they’re ready to get washed off (via Heavy).”

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Coaching Comments

Green Bay’s quarterback enraged the masses again in 2022 when he began deviating from the system. He ignored Matt LaFleur’s playbook at times and did what he wanted. However, Rodgers disputed this and said that it was an unfounded accusation. Most people know that where there’s smoke there’s a fire.

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Rodgers said (via Yardbreaker): “I don’t know if there’s an idea that we’re going way outside the system, I don’t think that’s the case. I think we’ve been more by the book this year than we have been in any year that Matt’s been here.” The pair never saw eye to eye and it was most likely a relief for LaFleur when Rodgers departed.

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Nothing Burger Article

One of the dumbest things that Rodgers did several times was get on the wrong side of the media. He put The Athletic on full blast in 2022 after a report made him look bad. The article claimed that his teammates complained because he used too many hand signals that they didn’t understand.

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Rodgers said (via Awful Announcing): “It is by far the dumbest nothing burger article that I’ve read the entire season. I won’t say in my career because last year there were some of the dumbest articles you could imagine.” This doesn’t change the fact that at least two of his former teammates divulged this to The Athletic.

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Invoking MLK

We’ve already taken a few gems from Rodgers’ epic rant about his vaccination status. But invoking and subtly comparing himself to the great Martin Luther King is one of the dumbest things he’s ever done. Rodgers said (via Insider): “The great MLK said you have a moral obligation to object to unjust rules and rules that make no sense.”

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It’s worth noting that King referenced centuries of African-American oppression in the United States. He wasn’t talking about someone exercising their right to go to South America to do ayahuasca. However, Rodgers didn’t get this memo and saw himself as the U.S.’s new prophet.

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Locked In

There’s nothing quite like when athletes use cryptic expressions that don’t make sense. Check out the following statement because it’s a gem. Rodgers used this as his justification for some of the dumbest things he said about vaccinations. It’s incredible because it’s almost incomprehensible.

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Rodgers shared (via Hola): “I didn’t realize the kind of shrapnel that was being flaked off of what I felt like were the bullets coming at me because I was too locked in on me and defending myself and trying to get a message out.” Maybe he should stop firing blanks in the postseason.

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Ban The Wave

In 2019, Rodgers made one of the strangest complaints of his career. It’s amazing how he’s able to find different things to moan about and hills to die on. Fans pay hundreds of dollars to attend NFL games. Most people agree that TV is a better experience because of all the breaks and fights in stadiums.

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However, Rodgers had the temerity to tell fans not to do the wave. He didn’t want the distraction because he was so focused on the game. “My only ask is that we don’t do the wave when we’re on offense,” Rodgers said (via CBS Sports). It doesn’t matter that they are paying his salary because Rodgers is the main character.

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Under The Bus

Rodgers is arguably the most high-profile active NFL player right now. The four-time MVP is the last of a golden generation including Tom Brady and Drew Brees. But he has no patience for underperforming teammates. He threw his receivers under the bus in 2022 and attracted criticism for not encouraging them.

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“The young guys, especially young receivers, we’ve got to be way more consistent,” Rodgers said (via ESPN). “A lot of drops, a lot of bad route decisions, running the wrong route. We’ve got to get better in that area.” Analysts believed that this would crush their confidence and that he was a bad leader.

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Smear Attack

Reportedly, Green Bay Team President Mark Murphy told Rodgers not to be the problem when he appointed Matt LaFleur as head coach (via Complex). Allegedly, Rodgers became too big for his boots and was trying to influence the next appointment. He never wanted LaFleur to be Mike McCarthy’s replacement.

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However, the QB denied this and said it was one of the dumbest things ever. Rodgers said: “This was a smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career talking with mostly irrelevant, bitter players who all have an agenda whether they’re advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up.”

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Critical Thinker

Rodgers says that he is a critical thinker who believes in bodily autonomy (via Salon). That’s why he used ivermectin as a magical protection against COVID. The reality is that he is a hypocrite because he advocates critical thinking when it supports his perspective.

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The quarterback is in an incredibly influential and privileged position because he’s one of the most visible people in U.S. society. That’s why he mustn’t be spreading misinformation. There’s nothing wrong with having a deviant opinion but he willfully spreads misinformation and lies. That’s why this was one of the dumbest things he said.

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Hypocrite

Rodgers went head-to-head with Shannon Sharpe in 2012. He disagreed with Sharpe’s opinions about the Packers and made a statement that would come back to haunt him. The quarterback acknowledged Sharpe’s freedom of speech but also said that he was speaking from an uninformed position.

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The quarterback said the following hypocritical comments (via Huff Post): “In this county, I think freedom of speech is a very important part of our culture. That being said, anybody can have an opinion about anything regardless of how stupid it might be, or uninformed.” The irony of this isn’t lost on anybody.

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“Interesting”

There’s no denying that Rodgers is weird because it’s a fact now. The quarterback no longer cares what anybody thinks about him as he made clear in November 2022. The Titans defeated the Packers as Rodgers played poorly. However, the Cheeseheads didn’t take kindly to this and they didn’t hide their feelings.

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They booed Rodgers and his teammates but the four-time MVP had a curious response. In the post-game interview he said, “Interesting, that’s the best I can give you.” It was one of the dumbest things he’s ever said because he didn’t take responsibility for his mistakes or try to appease the fans (via The Mirror).

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Hard Knocks

Rodgers spent two offseasons unsettling the Green Bay Packers. This included months of flirting with the Jets before he finally signed with the franchise. Nobody was certain that he would sign the dotted line because he previously burnt the Broncos. Then Rodgers had the temerity to complain about the Hard Knocks program choosing the Jets in 2023.

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I understand the appeal with us,” Rodgers said (via WIS). “Obviously, there’s a lot of eyes on me, a lot of eyes on our team. A lot of expectations on our squad. So, they forced it down our throats, and we’ve got to deal with it.” Rodgers created the drama and added it to the list of the dumbest things he’s said.

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Jimmy Kimmel

One of the dumbest things Rodgers ever said and a recent headline dominating the news talk show host involved Jimmy Kimmel. Rodgers made the shocking insinuation that Kimmel had links to the infamous Jeffrey Epstein (via Deadspin). He said: “A lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, are really hoping that doesn’t come out.”

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The TV host reacted furiously to this and threatened to sue Rodgers if he said this again. It also created tensions between ESPN and Pat McAfee. Most people agreed that it was a tasteless statement and that Rodgers was in the wrong. He crossed a line because there was no justification. Kimmel understandably threatened legal action if Rodgers kept spouting off on McAfee’s show. The fallout from this scandal remains ongoing.

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