Patrick Mahomes: It’s “definitely disappointing” Aaron Rodgers is out for Chiefs-Packers

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When Packers-Chiefs came out on the schedule in May, it was the clear highlight of Week Nine.

Finally, Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers would meet somewhere that wasn’t a State Farm commercial. When Kansas City and Green Bay last played in 2019, Mahomes was out due to a knee injury.

But now that matchup will have to wait for another time and place, since Rodgers is out this week after testing positive for COVID-19. And because Rodgers is unvaccinated, there’s no chance he’ll be cleared by Sunday.

Mahomes was asked about not squaring off against Rodgers and said it’s “definitely disappointing.”

“When you get to see an all-time great like him play and I’ve kind of watched his game for a long time, feeling that I play a similar style, you always want to compete against the best,” Mahomes said in his Wednesday press conference. “Hopefully he’s healthy, it’s not too bad, I’m sure he’ll come back from it stronger than he was before.”

Mahomes said he hadn’t reached out to Rodgers before taking the podium, but it seemed like he planned to do so.

“I haven’t got to yet,” Mahomes said. “I heard about it as I was going on to the walk-through on the field. Obviously, it’s disappointing and I hope that he’s healthy and that he can get through it. COVID is a scary deal, and it can kind of get anybody so just praying for him that he can get back to who he is.”

With Rodgers out, Mahomes will compete against Jordan Love in the 2020 first-round pick’s first start.

“I got to watch some games [Love] played in college, obviously, and he was slinging it around the field making a lot of plays happen,” Mahomes said. “[H]e had a great preseason and played really well, so I’m sure he’ll be ready. They have a great offense; he’ll be able to step in and do what he can to have success.”

13 responses to “Patrick Mahomes: It’s “definitely disappointing” Aaron Rodgers is out for Chiefs-Packers

  1. What better way to start your NFL career as a starter than to go into KC and beat the mighty Chiefs.fans love to see upsets and this could be an upset for the times.

  2. Not only is Patrick Mahomes disappointed, but a lot of us fans are also. Aaron Rogers lied about getting vaccinated and was giving interviews and being on sidelines without being masked. Aaron: This is what happens when you try to circumvent the rules. You get caught and HURT your team as well as disappoint the fans who pay good money to follow you. Covid is not playing People are dying and even those that don’t, risk exposing others who may be susceptible. No matter the misinformation out there, the vaccine saves lives. Not getting it, destroys lives..

  3. This is bad for everyone. Rodgers breaking some rules make him look bad, but of course he’s 6-1 so he’s playing great football. Love getting to play against a bad Chiefs defense should make him look good but if he plays well maybe it gives the Packers acknowledgment that they can move on from Rodgers next year. On the flip side, if Love plays bad, against a bad defense, he may never get another shot in GB. If noting else it’s some good drama.

  4. Why is Patty spending his time watching pro and college tape of a back-up QB instead of the many many DBs who keep intercepting his passes?

  5. What’s really “disappointing “ is Rodgers lying about his vaccination status and not following the protocol for those who are not vaccinated. Hopefully the NFL takes this breech of protocol serious and takes appropriate action, not just a slap on the wrist.

  6. On the plus side, this is the first time Aaron Rodgers has displayed any positivity whatsoever in the past 5 years or so.

  7. So many people with mock outrage. They love to hate. Thing is, Rodgers didn’t lie to anyone. He had alternative homeopathic immunization which is actually a thing (debatably) and he had been going back and forth with the league as to whether or not that could be treated the same as a vaccine. Why? No clue. Cause he’s into that Hollywood hippy dippy crap I guess, but he never told the NFL, the Packers, or the public he was vaccinated. He said he was immunized. Splitting hairs, absolutely, but he wasn’t lying and he did go through the process. As dumb as that is. Why not just get the jab!?

  8. Are you Patrick? Are you? You were about to go 4-5 with Rodgers at QB. You might still go 4-5, but the odds are certainly better for you now.

  9. pkrlvr says:
    November 4, 2021 at 10:39 am
    So many people with mock outrage. They love to hate. Thing is, Rodgers didn’t lie to anyone. He had alternative homeopathic immunization which is actually a thing (debatably) and he had been going back and forth with the league as to whether or not that could be treated the same as a vaccine. Why? No clue. Cause he’s into that Hollywood hippy dippy crap I guess, but he never told the NFL, the Packers, or the public he was vaccinated. He said he was immunized. Splitting hairs, absolutely, but he wasn’t lying and he did go through the process. As dumb as that is. Why not just get the jab!?
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    If he was really “immunized”, he wouldn’t have to be sitting at home this weekend. That’s the problem with all this misinformation. It is not REAL. Vaccines save s lives. Don’t be an idiot.

  10. “[H]e had a great preseason and played really well, so I’m sure he’ll be ready.”
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    This just proves that Mahomes didn’t watch one minute of Packer pre-season football.

  11. I feel like the superstars that get too caught up in their own legend don’t usually truly reach the top. If they’re talented enough they can win a SB with confidence and skill, like Rodgers, but it takes an extra step to be a consistently dominant force in the league for the long haul with multiple SBs. Mahomes is certainly trying to say all the right things, but it grates on me to say he’s disappointed that another team’s QB is out. It feels like he gets caught up in that “Mahomes vs Rodgers” concept to get him excited, when the reality is that he doesn’t play the other team’s QB, he has to come out and play good against any defense regardless the QB. Just like he seems caught up in the hero ball, impossible throw concept. Maybe it will work out for him anyways and this is just a slight hiccup of his team declining momentarily, but it feels like the wrong focus to be talking about the other team’s QB.

  12. I can’t stand the dude but he didn’t lie. All these comments and articles calling for suspension are just a display of ignorance. He had a form of immunization that the league would not recognize despite all of his protests. The league and his team knew all along he had not received one of the 3 vaccination shots offered.

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