In the New York-based morning radio program, Morning Program with Boomer & Gio on WFAN, NFL analyst and radio station Boomer Esiason claims Green Bay Packers midfielder Aaron Rodgers won’t play in the Super Bowl. However, it was revealed that Rodgers’ threat to boycott the Super Bowl was just a joke.
The radio personality read part of a text message on the show, saying:
“Boom, the Rodgers story just keeps getting crazier and crazier. Many people in Aaron’s live circles have told me that, if the Packers make the Super Bowl, he’ll use the week before the Super Bowl to prove a point. He’s going to threaten the NFL by saying he won’t play in the big game, or next season, if they don’t remove some of the rules regarding COVID.”
The reason Rodgers was allegedly boycotted was to protest some of the NFL’s COVID protocols. Rodgers particularly dislikes the regulation forcing the testing of asymptomatic players.
Boomer did not name his source. His morning co-host, Greg Gianotti, asked the NFL analyst:
“Is that someone we should trust with their information?”
Boomer, then, replied:
“I will, yes.”
None of the information mentioned in the text message may apply if Green Bay does not attend the Super Bowl. The text also notes that Rodgers has made a threat not to play next year because of the situation.
Also, even if the Packers don’t make it to the Super Bowl, it could be a problem for his desire to play.
Boomer Esiason’s NFL Career
Boomer Esiason edited by Cincinnati Bengals in the second round (38th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft. He started 123 games in 9 years (1984-1992) for the Bengal team, and he won the NFL MVP award in 1988.
QB threw 28 touchdowns with 14 interceptions and 3,572 yards while leading the league in quarterback rating (97.4). He returned to the team for his final season in 1997.
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After leaving Cincinnati, he went to the New York Jets in 1993 and made the Pro Bowl during his first year in New York. During his career, he made 4 Pro Bowls and 1 All-Pro, and he was the recipient of the 1995 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.
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