“I rolled my eyes so hard listening to Cris Collinsworth say Aaron Rodgers is honest, I detached my retina,” one fan tweeted.
NBC Sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth is catching heat after lauding Aaron Rodgers for his “honesty” during the Packers-Bears game on Sunday.
“He doesn’t care. Have you seen a guy, and in particular this year, be more honest about everything?” Collinsworth said on the broadcast, alongside play-by-play veteran Al Michaels.
“You may not agree with everything he says, but we have heard from the beginning of this entire season exactly what he thinks about everything.”
The New York Post points out why some fans roasted Collinsworth’s comments, seen in the video above.
Rodgers faced backlash last month after he tested positive for COVID-19, and said during his weekly appearance The Pat McAfee Show that he is unvaccinated. This came three months after he told reporters during a press conference that he is “immunized” when asked about his vaccination status.
At the same time, before he tested positive for the virus, Rodgers attended multiple press conferences without a mask — as well as a Packers Halloween party, where he posed for photos with teammates while unmasked. Rodgers and Green Bay were both fined by the NFL after review.
And let’s not forget that Howard Stern has also repeatedly criticized Rodgers’ COVID comments. Rodgers has said he is allergic to an ingredient in the mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna). The star QB also said he did not want to receive the Johnson & Johnson shot due to reported side effects.
“My desire to immunize myself was what was best for my body and that’s why this is so important to me… I made a decision that was in my best interest for my body. I’m not telling somebody to not get vaccinated or to get vaccinated,” Rodgers said last month, adding that he believes “strongly in bodily autonomy and the ability to make choices for your body.”
Collinsworth, 62, did not explain what exactly Rodgers has been truthful about. Some viewers went on Twitter to criticize his comments.
“I rolled my eyes so hard listening to Cris Collinsworth say Aaron Rodgers is honest, I detached my retina,” one fan tweeted, per the Post.
Another fan added, “Cris Collinsworth can’t stop praising Matt Nagy and Aaron Rodgers. I have muted the tv.”
However, a Collinsworth take that no one contested was his spotting of a Rodgers doppelganger. During the same broadcast, NBC cameras picked up a Green Bay fan who happens to be a dead ringer for the reigning MVP.
“Don’t tell me there’s two of them,” Collinsworth said. Michaels replied, “You know what this is? This is the dictionary and you’re looking at the definition of doppelgänger.”