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Aaron Rodgers Doppelganger Convinces Fans Aaron Rodgers Left Football for this Lifestyle Sport

Published 03/18/2023, 5:15 PM EDT

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In the world of sports, athletes are often recognized not just for their abilities on the field, but for their unique appearances and personalities as well. But what happens when an athlete’s doppelganger begins to cause confusion amongst fans and the media? This is the situation that has recently arisen in the case of Aaron Rodgers, the Green Bay Packers quarterback, and his supposed doppelganger who has convinced fans that Rodgers has left football to pursue his passion for surfing.

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The story grabbed attention on social media after a video of someone who looked remarkably like Rodgers, appeared online claiming to be him. The man made some shocking announcements in the voice of Rodgers. 

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The video featured a man with a beard and long hair, on the surfboard, and wearing a wetsuit. He looked very similar to Rodgers. The man was seen speaking in a deep voice like that of Rodgers, and announced that he is retiring from the NFL. The shocking announcement went viral on social media, with fans speculating that the quarterback had left football to pursue his love of surfing. 

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“I don’t have anything left to prove to myself. I want to go back and gear up for another grind. It’s time to step away and it’s time for other boys to lead this team”, the person said in the video. “Aaron has decided to take up surfing. His desire to learn how to nose ride has become something he can’t ignore”, the caption said. 


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It wasn’t long before the man in the photo was identified as Kevin Mendez, a professional photographer, and Aaron Rodgers look alike. The video has created a buzz across various media platforms. 

Some fans got convinced by the retirement news of Aaron Rodgers

While some fans fell into the trap others could easily recognize the doppelganger. Fans flooded the post with unique reactions and comments after the video came to the limelight. Here are some interesting comments on the post.  

“How come nobody realizes this isn’t actually Aaron Rodgers”

“Look at you using your journalism skills! Love it”

“Now he can study the science of waves”

“Smart move”


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“The salty life”

“Wow, that’s crazy. But it makes sense. He looks like he’d be a surfer.”

“Malibu vs Green Bay? No brainer”


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The recent Aaron Rodgers surfing saga is a reminder of how easily fake news and rumors can spread, especially on social media. However, the truth prevailed, and the rumors were put to rest. Aaron Rodgers remains one of the NFL’s most talented quarterbacks, and his fans can rest assured that he has no plans to swap his football helmet for a wetsuit anytime soon.

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Written by:

Shivam Sharma


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Shivam Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, he has previously worked as a writer and an anchor for Navbharat Today, penning down and explaining issues around sports, politics, and international relations. He is an admirer of Virat Kohli for the passion that he brings to the field.
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Anupama Ghosh