NFL: Why is Aaron Rodgers calling Travis Kelce “Mr. Pfizer”?

Aaron Rodgers calls Travis Kelce, Mr. Pfizer

NFL veteran star Aaron Rodgers poked at Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and made fun of him following the Jets’ loss against the Chiefs last weekend. During an interview with Pat McAfee on The Pat McAfee Show, Rodgers discussed his team’s moral victory – despite the loss – since they were able to hold their ground against the defending champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Although it was a fine analysis, Rodgers shocked the viewers after he dubbed Travis Kelce as “Mr. Pfizer” while he was narrating how they were able to contain him.

“We hung with the champs and that our defense played well, and Pat (Mahomes) didn’t have a crazy game. And Mr. Pfizer—we kind of shut him down. He didn’t have his crazy impact game.”

Why is Aaron Rodgers calling Travis Kelce “Mr. Pfizer”?

It was hilarious enough that Aaron Rodgers tried to justify the Jets losing against the Chiefs. Mahomes, Kelce, and Kansas City managed to take their third win in the 2023 season by beating the Jets 23-20. But, the 1-time Super Bowl champion did not stop there. In the middle of his interview with Pat McAfee, Rodgers called Travis Kelce “Mr. Pfizer.” But why?

Travis Kelce Pfizer Covid and flu shot commercial

Well, it’s worth remembering that Travis Kelce made a commercial recently about reminding people to take their COVID-19 vaccine. The ad promotes Pfizer‘s “Two Things At Once” campaign, which suggests taking both COVID-19 vaccines and flu shots at once. Although Kelce received criticism and backlash after the commercial aired, it seems that the tide has turned against Aaron Rodgers.

Travis Kelce responds gracefully to being called “Mr. Pfizer” by Aaron Rodgers; Fans also react

After Rodgers took a jab at Kelce, this quickly made headlines and eventually reached the camp of the 34-year-old star. However, the 7-time All-Pro Team member clapped back jokingly to A-Rod. He also defended why he took the COVID-19 vaccine shot and why he’s promoting to do so.

“Who knew I’d get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man. Mr. Pfizer versus the Johnson & Johnson family over there.”

“I got it because keeping myself safe, my family safe, the people in this building,” Kelce said. “I stand by it 1,000%. Fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.

On the other hand, NFL fans didn’t take this one lightly. Some of them started calling Rodgers a lot of degrading names. Obviously, the fans didn’t like the “Mr. Pfizer” joke one bit.

Rodgers, 39, known for being an anti-vaxxer, works for Woody Johnson, the heir to the pharmaceutical brand giant Johnson & Johnson. During the height of the pandemic, Rodgers was vilified after misleading people after he declared he was already “immunized” despite not getting the vaccine.

Taylor Swift at Travis Kelce’s Chiefs vs. Jets Game

The Kansas City Chiefs played an away game against the New York Jets in the NFL. Taylor Swift was present in the luxury box to show her support for the team’s star tight end, Travis Kelce. This is the second consecutive Chiefs game where she has made her presence known.

Just like last week, Travis Kelce’s mother, Donna, sat next to the Blank Space singer. This time, she was also joined by another popular Chiefs WAG, Brittany Mahomes. Swift also brought a group of celebrity friends to the MetLife stadium to support Kelce.

The pop star opted for a chic and stylish black and blue outfit. It perfectly blended her signature fashion sense with the casual atmosphere of an NFL game. Her presence proved a lucky charm for the Chiefs, who won the game 23-20.

All celebrities who were at the NFL game

Apart from the romantic storyline involving Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce, the NFL game had some serious star power. Joining Swift in the box was Hollywood power couple Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds.

Apart from them, ‘Wolverine’ Hugh Jackman, ‘Ant-Man’ Paul Rudd, Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner, and Free Guy director Shawn Levy were some of the A-listers at the game. Succession fans had a fun time spotting Jeremy Strong (Kendall Roy) on the big screen.

Inside the stadium, the Jets’ camera team made sure not to display Taylor Swift and her entourage on the jumbo screen. They probably did this to hopefully throw Travis Kelce and the Kansas City Chiefs off their game.

However, the stadium broadcast coverage was far from it. The official NFL account even made a reference to Taylor Swift’s song lyrics as they welcomed her to New York. Singer Sabrina Carpenter and Queer Eye fame Antoni Porowski were also present.

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