In a recent appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Aaron Rodgers, the New York Jets quarterback, poked fun at Travis Kelce, the Kansas City Chiefs superstar, over his COVID-19 vaccine commercial that has been airing on television. Referring to Kelce as “Mr. Pfizer,” Rodgers playfully teased him during the show’s analysis of the Jets’ performance in Sunday Night Football against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.
Aaron Rodgers playfully teased Travis Kelce on “The Pat McAfee Show” by referring to him as “Mr. Pfizer,” poking fun at Kelce’s COVID-19 vaccine commercial.
A Playful Wisecrack
During the show, Rodgers stated, “I think there’s some sentiment that there’s some sort of moral victory out there that we hung with the champs and that our defense played well. Pat didn’t have a crazy game and Mr. Pfizer, we kind of shut him down a little bit. He didn’t have a crazy impact game.”
Host Pat McAfee couldn’t contain his laughter upon hearing Rodgers’ nickname for Kelce. A.J. Hawk, Rodgers’ former Packers teammate and the show’s co-host, grinned and shook his head in response.
Clearing the Air
While Rodgers’ playful jab at Kelce seemed to be all in good fun, the quarterback has been embroiled in controversy regarding the COVID-19 vaccine. Previously, Rodgers caused a stir when he stated he was “immunized” when asked about his vaccination status in August 2021.
Rodgers later clarified that he was allergic to components of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and had planned to receive the Johnson & Johnson shot until it was recalled for causing blood clots.
Stepping Out of the Game
Rodgers has been sidelined with a torn Achilles since Week 1 of the season. It is safe to assume that he, like many others, may find Kelce’s commercial a bit annoying, as it seems to air during every media time-out.