Aaron Rodgers took an unnecessary shot at Travis Kelce this week, and the All-Pro tight end wasn't willing to just shake it off.
Rodgers attended the New York Jets' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday Night Football, a three-point victory for the defending Super Bowl champs. Jets quarterback Zach Wilson put in the performance of his life, throwing for 245 yards and two touchdowns.
Understandably, Rodgers was proud of his team's effort. He praised the Jets' defense during his weekly appearance on the "Pat McAfee Show." But he couldn't help himself, making an unnecessary dig about Kelce.
"Our defense played well. Pat didn't have a crazy game, and Mr. Pfizer, we kind of shut him down a little bit. He didn't have a crazy impact game," said Rodgers.
"Mr. Pfizer" refers to Travis Kelce, who recently appeared in a commercial about COVID-19 and flu vaccines. Regardless of Rodgers' personal beliefs, this was a completely unnecessary comment by the former Green Bay Packers quarterback.
We anxiously awaited Kelce's response, and he delivered.
Travis Kelce responds to Aaron Rodgers' 'Mr. Pfizer' comments
Speaking to reporters ahead of the Chiefs' Week 5 game against the Minnesota Vikings, Kelce gave the perfect response to Rodgers' "Mr. Pfizer" dig.
"Who knew I'd get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers? Mr. Pfizer vs. the Johnson & Johnson family over there," said Kelce.
Kelce pointed out the hypocritical comment by Rodgers, whose checks are paid by Jets owner Woody Johnson, the heir to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company. It is the perfect comeback from Kelce.
Packers fans know how talented Rodgers is, having enjoyed 15 years of elite quarterback play. Rodgers brought home a Lombardi Trophy, a Super Bowl MVP, and four league MVP awards. But he doesn't help himself sometimes. There was no need to take a shot at Kelce.
The Jets may have kept Kelce quiet, but Packers fans will love it if Mr. Pfizer takes out his frustration on the Vikings this week.