“OK Boomer” is about to take on a whole new meaning.
If you thought the Aaron Rodgers headlines would go quietly into the night after Hub Arkush nonsense, think again. Things got even crazier on Friday.
Boomer Esiason, on his Boomer & Gio show, dropped a nuke via a text that he received.
That’s right. A source texted Esiason, which his co-host then read on-air, stating that he is hearing from those in Rodgers’ circle that the superstar quarterback will boycott the Super Bowl if the Packers make it.
“I’m told by multiple people in Aaron’s direct circle that if the Packers make the Super Bowl, he will use the week leading up to the Super Bowl to prove a major point. He will threaten the NFL by saying he won’t play in the big game or next season if they don’t eliminate some of the COVID rules. … He’s told Jordan Love to be ready.”
When Esiason was asked if it’s a source that should be trusted he said, “I would, yes.”
It’s almost unfathomable to imagine Rodgers going to this length to prove a point. Would he really take this route, hanging his teammates and coaches out to dry just to take a stand on the NFL’s COVID protocols? He’s talked all year about the bond and the relationships on this year’s squad. It’s difficult to envision him throwing up the double bird to his teammates for this.
Then again, Esiason has no reason to make this up. He obviously received the text. Rodgers has also been very outspoken this year on many topics, including COVID and his unvaccinated status once he tested positive. He hasn’t pulled a single punch along the way, stating numerous times on The Pat McAfee Show that he doesn’t give a damn about what others think at this point.
The part that seems incredibly unbelievable is Rodgers telling Jordan Love to “be ready.” If this is well known inside the Packers’ locker room, one would imagine they would’ve addressed it by signing a veteran quarterback. Plus, in this day and age, how would something of this magnitude stay under wraps? If Love knows of this master plan, others would as well, and it would be nearly impossible for it to be kept quiet. It would cause the ultimate fracture in the locker room, yet this appears as tight-knit a unit as one has seen from the Packers in years.
Weirdest part about all of this is Boomer Esiason is a pretty respected guy that doesn’t normally deal in the sensational or ridiculous rumor mill. File this report from a mystery source under the I’ll Believe It When I See It section and get back to us later.