Travis Kelce has laughed off Aaron Rodgers’ new nickname for the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish after the injured New York Jets quarterback known as him “Mr. Pfizer” throughout his weekly look on ESPN’s “The Pat McAfee Present.”
“I believed it was fairly good,” the 34-year-old Kelce advised reporters on Friday, given the mustache he’s at present sporting.
“With the mustache, I seem like somebody named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I’d get into vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer towards the Johnson & Johnson household over there.”
The Jets are owned by Robert Wooden “Woody” and Christopher Johnson, members of the founding household of Johnson & Johnson, whose choices embrace pharmaceutical and medical merchandise.
Kelce, who starred in a Pfizer business selling the Covid-19 vaccination, added that he was “snug” with the title whereas advocating for the vaccine.
“I bought it as a result of preserving myself secure, my household secure, the individuals on this constructing,” Kelce stated. “I stand by it 1,000%. Absolutely snug with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”
After final week’s Sunday Evening Soccer recreation between the Chiefs and the Jets, Rodgers was requested by McAfee in regards to the 23-20 loss and Taylor Swift attending the sport at MetLife Stadium.
“There’s some kind of ethical victory on the market that we hung with the champs and that our protection performed effectively,” Rodgers, who tore his Achilles tendon in his first recreation together with his new group final month after 18 seasons with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, advised McAfee.
“Pat (Mahomes) didn’t have a loopy recreation, and ‘Mr. Pfizer,’ we shut him down. He didn’t have a loopy impression recreation. Clearly, he had some yards and stuff, however I felt like for probably the most half, we performed actually powerful on protection and performed effectively the final three quarters.”
Each McAfee and co-host AJ Hawk laughed on the joke.
McAfee requested Rodgers once more in regards to the nickname, to which the 39-year-old quarterback stated: “He’s doing commercials for Pfizer, so I’m certain he’s proudly owning it.”
In 2022, whereas nonetheless with the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Rodgers admitted to deceptive the media about his Covid-19 vaccination standing throughout an look on the ‘Joe Rogan Expertise’ podcast.
Earlier that yr, Rodgers stated he had been immunized towards the virus however a number of months later, he missed an NFL recreation resulting from Covid-19 protocols and confirmed he was unvaccinated.
In the identical media convention on Friday, Kelce stated that he and celebrity musician Swift had been “studying” to dwell with the entire added consideration that has include the high-profile hypothesis in regards to the pair’s relationship.
“We’re studying with the paparazzi simply taking photographs from in all places, however on the identical time, it comes with it,” the two-time Tremendous Bowl champion stated.
“You bought lots of people that care about Taylor and for good motive. , simply gotta preserve dwelling, studying and having fun with the moments.”
Kelce didn’t go into element in regards to the pair’s involvement.
The eight-time NFL Professional Bowler admitted 2023 has been good to him.
“I used to be on high of the world after the (February’s) Tremendous Bowl and proper now much more on high of the world, so it’s enjoyable,” Kelce stated.