Less than 6 months after an incredible NFC Championship Game two of the greatest quarterbacks to ever put on a uniform will face each other again, this time in golf. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady are teaming up with Bryson DeChambeau and Phil Mickelson in Bleacher Report’s The Match. The popular event that in the past has featured Tiger Woods will take place on July 6 from Big Sky Montana.
Like any highly anticipated event, you can’t have a match without some pre-match press. Today on Bleacher Report all four athletes sat down for a conversation and Tom Brady couldn’t help but take a playful jab at Aaron Rodgers and the Packers.
Referencing the infamous fourth-down call in the NFC championship game Brady said:
“I do think you do have a partner that probably would have liked to go for it a little more often than he has in the past,” Brady joked to DeChambeau, “so Bryson, I’m glad you’re encouraging him to kind of go for it when it’s on the line rather than just knock it into the fairway or something like that and play for the next shot.”
Playing right along Rogers got in his own dig at Green Bay replying:
“Well, I usually don’t get the option”
It was all in good fun and good spirits but still none of it was positive for the Packers. It’s not like the two superstars exchanged jokes at one another’s expense. It was just Tom Brady makes fun of the Packers, Aaron Rodgers makes fun of the Packers, the end.
Despite the highly criticized call that the two Hall of Famer‘s were referencing, Matt Lafluer continues to be the smallest point of contention in this entire equation. Lafleur may have made a bad call in an important game but it seems as though Aaron respects, appreciates, and enjoys playing for him. Which is likely why these jokes rolled off the tongue so easily. Had Tom Brady taken a shot at Mark Murphy or Brian Gutekunst it might have been a different situation.
Still in the continuing saga that is this potential hold out, as Murphy stumbles through letters and press conferences, it’s interesting to watch Rodgers continue to live his best life. Whether it be in Hawaii playing guitar, laughing in Kenny Mayne’s last interview, or taking shots at the Packers in a golf press event Aaron seems like a man who is in complete control. Happy with his stance and not ready to budge. Just simply enjoying his life knowing that the onus to make some sort of decision is completely on the organization.
With this situation not likely to be resolved before the Big Match, here’s to hoping we get some more of these gems when these two quarterbacks are trash talking one another on the course on July 6.
Heres the clip:
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 15, 2021