Aaron Rodgers spoke about his relationship with his friend Pat McAfee during the Manningcast show on Monday night when Peyton Mann asked how the couple got closer.
The 38-year-old Packers defender, a former NFL player and Peyton’s one-time Colts teammate, explained that he met McAfee at a 2019 golf tournament in the Bahamas.
“We missed class and my friend AJ Hawk said,‘ You should get Pet McAfee, ’” Rogers said of Hawk, who has been a teammate at the Packers for nine seasons.
“So I approached Pat and Pat was actually on a comedy tour. He came out of the tour and joined our team, and when he got there I went to him – I never met him, I introduced myself and said, ‘Hey, hey when I introduce you to a welcome dinner, take a few minutes. About Standup? ‘ “No, I’m not doing that,” he said.
Rodgers admitted to putting McAfee in place, but was surprised by the comedian’s next move.
“Pat came on stage, took the microphone out of my hand and stood for 10 minutes, and I knew we would be good friends from then on. And I will always appreciate him,” Rogers said.
“He went all the way, he twisted his pants to show off his quad, it was like he was wearing a short bathing suit. He played barefoot. I don’t think golf gave him a good result, but it was a partner event, I made sure he had a good partner every time and I think he was in a team that won most of his games. ”
Last January, McAfee told The Ringer that he had asked Rogers to attend his podcast when he met at a golf tournament. Their friendship only flourished from there, and now Rodgers has a weekly meeting at the Pet McAfee Show every Tuesday, where he talks about his position on COVID-19 vaccines.
That month, Rogers explained why he chose the McAfee platform to speak so sincerely.
“It allowed me to silence the voices of all the idiots who spoke on my behalf and used my name, or made themselves more relevant with untrue stories.” said Rogers at the time. “It was a natural and real way to talk.”
The ruling NFL MVP will appear on the McAfee show on Tuesday after Green Bay’s 37-10 win over the Vikings last Sunday.
The Packers took a home advantage in the NFC playoffs and will close the regular season in Detroit on Sunday.