This awkward moment between Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers following the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome meant nothing to Rodgers. Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Aaron Rodgers on Greg Jennings: Meaningful hug? Not this one



Aaron Rodgers isn’t the type of man to beat around the bush when asked questions. In fact, he’s a truth-teller.

When he was asked immediately after the Sunday night’s win over the Minnesota Vikings whether he could expound a bit on what his former teammate and now Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings whispered in his ear during their extended man-hug on the field, Rodgers simply said it was between the two men.

Good answer.

And while we’ve spent time around the water cooler the past couple of days wondering what was really said to Rodgers, who appeared irritated and caught in an awkward moment, today he revealed a bit more while giving an interview on ESPN.

Here’s the exchange on Pardon the Interruption:

Tony Kornheiser: “It seemed to last forever and ever and ever. Was it as awkward for you as it appeared to be on camera?”

Aaron Rodgers: “It was a long hug, for sure. It was a prolonged one, yes…. It seemed a little bit longer with all the cameras around. But, you know, it was two competitors after the game, words were said, and then we went our separate ways.”

Michael Wilbon: “It seems to me 99.9 percent of the time you let these [post-game hugs] roll right off your back and they mean nothing. Did this one mean anything at the time?

Rodgers: “This one would probably fit in the 99.9% that you’re talking about. Every now and then one comes along that might mean a little something to you. Not this one.”



We can only pretend to imagine what’s going through Greg Jennings mind at this point. No matter what apologies or platitudes he espoused during his time whispering in Rodgers’ ear, the Packers quarterback wasn’t about to give credence.

In fact, he burned the bride with that comment.

We’re pretty sure that when the Packers play the Vikings at Lambeau Field later this season, the hug between Rodgers and Jennings may be reduced to a simple chest bump … if the two meet meet after the game at all.

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  • BF

    This was totally taken out of context. If you watch the interview, Rodgers was clearly referring to the earlier comments from Jennings, not the hug. They should have inserted [comments] rather than [post-game hugs] into the quote. This article/story is nonsense.

  • Loosh

    Saw the interview and I agree with BF. How do you mess up this simple of an article? Did you even bother to watch the interview?

  • Matt

    One of the most biased Packer’s bloggers out here. I get that he’s a Packer’s fan, but you would think as “an award-winning journalist” he’d be able to provide more objective commentary, but this is hack stuff.

  • Peter Maiz

    Wouldn’t Jennings be apologizing after the earlier kiss of Judas? And look at his ridiculous stats against Green Bay. Jennings is drooling as we speak to again have Rodgers as his quarter back. He can’t back track on a bad career move.

  • Loren Baldwin

    I’ve admired Rodgers position in this whole situation by taking the high road and pretty much staying neutral in all these nasty comments. Last season coming from Jennings’ sister, now all these barbs (in jest ?) from Greg himself. This is the first real shot he has fired back, and I like it!