TRAVIS Kelce has responded to Aaron Rodgers’ recent dig at his decision to star in a Pfizer vaccine commercial.
Following the Kansas City Chiefs’ 23-20 victory over the New York Jets in Week 4, Rodgers appeared on The Pat McAfee Show to discuss his team’s narrow loss.
While his interviewThe 39-year-old quarterback noted how the Jets’ defense was able to limit Kelce’s impact on the game, commenting, “Mr. Pfizer, we kind of shut him down a little bit.”
The clever dig prompted hysterical laughter from McAfee, who later asked Rodgers: “How good did that feel when it came out?”
“Mr Pfizer, did you plan this?”
Rodgers responded by saying, “No. I mean, he does commercials for Pfizer. I’m sure he’s the owner.”
Now Kelce has commented on his new nickname.
He told the media on Friday: “I thought it was pretty good. I mean, with the mustache I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer right now.”
“Who would have thought I would get into the vaccine war with Aaron Rodgers?”
Kelce clearly made light of the situation, commenting, “Mr. Pfizer versus the Johnson & Johnson family over there” – a reference to Woody Johnson, the owner of the Jets and heir to Johnson & Johnson pharmaceuticals.
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You could tell by his tone that Rodgers’ comments didn’t bother Kelce in the least.
When asked about his decision to take part in the commercial, he explained that he received the vaccine with the goal of “protecting myself, my family and the people in this building.”
“So yes, I stand by it 1000 percent. And [I’m] I’m perfectly happy with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.
By comparison, Rodgers is obviously unvaccinated.
His vaccination status proved controversial in 2021 when he told the media he was “vaccinated” after which he contracted COVID-19, leading to his vaccination status being made public CBS Sports.
In a subsequent one Interview with McAfeeRodgers explained that his decision not to receive the vaccine was due to an allergy to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccine.
The alternative was to receive the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which he declined because he knew some “who had adverse events related to the J&J vaccination.”
Rodgers was also concerned when the vaccine was stopped “due to clotting issues.”