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“He Didn’t Know That Before They Paid Him $20 Million…”: Former Packers Star Roasts Aaron Rodgers as Shares His Exploits From Across the Pond

Published 07/09/2022, 1:32 PM EDT

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In a recent interview, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was called out by his former teammate. Rodgers was in conversation via phone with former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee in the latest episode of the Pat McAfee Show. His close friend and co-host AJ Hawk took the opportunity to discuss Rodgers and his recent trip outside of the USA.

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While talking about his offseason on the podcast, he describes the time as fantastic and reveals his trip to Switzerland. Rodgers adds he was out of the country to work with Zenith Watches and to get a first-hand experience in the manufacturing plant.


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While talking about his trip, Hawk questions whether Rodgers knows the pronunciation of the company name.

While Rodgers claimed he knew the name, Hawk disagrees while stating, “He didn’t know that before they paid him $20 million to do that commercial…Good job… Company man.

The exchange between McAfee, Rodgers, and Hawk was funny and allowed Rodgers to promote the company. The Packers QB became the face of Zenith Watches in January 2021 and is doing everything to promote them.

Aaron Rodgers and AJ Hawk have a history with each other beyond the Pat McAfee Show

The 4-time league MVP and Hawk know each other for many years after playing together in Wisconsin for 9 seasons. Hawk was among the few analysts who played down retirement rumors surrounding Rodgers a year ago. While there were rumors of a trade before Rodgers signed a 3-year extension this offseason, Hawk never saw Rodgers playing for another franchise.


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The former Super Bowl-winning QB and his recent appearance on the Pat McAfee Show further display the strong bond between the pair. McAfee has also formed a great relationship with Rodgers, and their sessions together never disappoint NFL fans.


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As another NFL season approaches, the Packers franchise will be looking to attain Super Bowl immortality again. While the wait has been long for the Packers fans, a fully committed Rodgers will boost their chances in 2022.


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Written by:

Anuj Tazhatuveetil


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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.
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Deepika Bhaduri