Rodgers and Fitzpatrick Exchange Vaccination Remarks
In a recent exchange between NFL quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Fitzpatrick, the topic of COVID-19 vaccinations surfaced. Fitzpatrick, addressing Rodgers, greeted him by saying, “Aaron Rodgers, Ryan Fitzpatrick, class of 2005, how are you? Twice vaccinated.” Rodgers responded with a chuckle and a smile.
Rodgers Challenges Critics to Share Vaccination Status
Rodgers took the opportunity to address the criticism he faced regarding the New York Jets’ decision to activate him from injured reserve. He suggested that those who criticized him should share their own COVID-19 vaccination status. In his view, this would provide insight into how they approach their questions. Rodgers stated, “Before they talk, let’s go back to 2021 and let’s make people say their vax status to start. That’ll frame all these comments in the right window.”
He further elaborated, “Before they say something, let’s have them say, ‘Hey, I’m so-and-so, double vaxxed with Pfizer and triple boosted, and my opinion is this guy is a bad guy because he just wanted to practice and took money away.’” Rodgers believed that this transparency would reveal any hidden agendas behind the criticism he received.
Rodgers Reflects on the Season and Overcoming Challenges
Despite being sidelined for most of the season due to injury, Rodgers expressed gratitude for the learning experience and the opportunity to work with talented individuals during his rehabilitation. He acknowledged the difficulties faced by the team and their resilience in the face of injuries.
Rodgers said, “It’s been one big giant learning experience. Tough. I’ve worked my a– off to get back. Been really blessed to be around some great people in the rehab process. An incredible doctor. It’s been nice to be back around the team the last month or so.”
He acknowledged the challenges of the NFL, stating, “Obviously, it isn’t easy for so many of us. Proud of the guys for sticking together. We’ve dealt with our share of injuries on both sides of the ball. Mostly on offense. But that’s the way the season goes. It is an incredible, incredible profession. It’s a tough business, and this year’s been a big learning experience for me and, I think, our entire team.”
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