“Seems Like a Lifer”: Aaron Rodgers Weighs In on Bill Belichick’s Future Amid Pat McAfee Show Return

Published 01/12/2024, 4:30 AM EST

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Bill Belichick bids farewell to the New England Patriots! According to reports, Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Belichick mutually agreed to this decision, marking the end of his 24-season era with the Patriots. This season has been daunting for the Patriots as the team went from one loss to another. Belichick’s tenure with the Patriots ended after the team’s elimination from the playoff race in Week 18 with a 3-17 loss to the Jets.

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Interestingly, Jets star Aaron Rodgers was the person to whom Bill Belichick spoke last on the field as a head coach, as revealed on “The Pat McAfee Show.” Surprisingly, this is the first appearance of 4x MVP ever since he got entangled in a tussle with comedian Jimmy Kimmel to share his take on Belichick’s future.

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In the latest episode of “The Pat McAfee Show,” Aaron Rodgers made his grand appearance after quite a while to discuss the burning topic of Belichick and Nick Saban’s dismissal. Initially, Pat revealed he was the last man Belichick had conversed with on the field. As the discussion continued, Pat asked Rodgers about Belichick and Alabama head coach Saban’s dismissal. Then he said, “Is that what he says he’s going to keep coaching? I mean, he is a life. He seems like a lifer. I mean, you have not just announced Bill, but Nick announced his retirement is true.” Then Pat replied, “Yeah.” Again, Aaron Rodgers continued to show his grief over this decision as he said, “I’ve been kind of insulated here. It’s too bad you know it’s those two iconic coaches.”

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Rodgers admires Bill Belichick as a legendary coach and considers him a game-changer. And it’s fair enough because Belichick has been a coach for over 24 years and has won six Super Bowls. It is Belichick’s distinctive strategies and plans that distinguish him from others. Rich Eisen highlighted how his effective strategies caught his attention, and Belichick elaborated on them in one of his show’s episodes. Moreover, he is widely known for his decision-making ability. One impressive example is his decision to draft Tom Brady for the team in 2000, which helped the Patriots win six Super Bowls. What gained more focus is that Rodgers made an appearance, despite the Jimmy Kimmel clash.

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Is everything settled between McAfee and Rodgers?

In a recent episode with Pat McAfee, Rodgers was entangled in a feud with Kimmel. The incident occurred when Rodgers said Kimmel was on Jeffrey Epstein’s “list.”

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This statement infuriated Kimmel, and he, on his X post, showed his disregard toward Rodgers and claimed to take the matter to court. Rodgers later settled the matter with a proper explanation. According to A-Rod, he is not stupid enough to accuse someone without adequate proof. Moreover, he emphasized that he is happy enough that Kimmel is not on the list. This might be the reason Pat invited Rodgers to the show again. What are your thoughts on the clash? Tune in for more such updates!

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