Aaron Rodgers discloses the candid reaction he had when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asked him to be his running mate

Aaron Rodgers was definitely “interested,”when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asked him to be his running mate.


Aaron Rodgers discloses the candid reaction he had when Robert F. Kennedy Jr. asked him to be his running mate

Aaron Rodgers and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Via Imago/People)

Just a couple of months back, when there were doubts surrounding Aaron Rodgers’ presence in the season-opening game of 2024, his name was associated with a U.S. Presidential candidate and his good friend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Given, the latter has given the former’s name for the Vice President candidacy under his reign.

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This put a big question mark on the star quarterback’s future in the NFL, especially with the New York Jets, who put a lot of faith in Rodgers to regain their ‘Contender’ status. However, it later became clear that Rodgers wished to play at least three or four more seasons in the NFL before retiring. 

Interestingly, that’s not the whole story as the quarterback was definitely “interested,” but Kennedy Jr. ultimately chose attorney Nicole Shanahan as his vice presidential pick. The Jets QB hasn’t talked much about joining politics until now. In a two-hour interview with the controversial former Fox News host, Tucker Carlson, Rodgers revealed his candid reaction when Kennedy Jr. asked him to be his running mate

When Bobby came to me and said, ‘Would you think about being my running mate?’ And I said, ‘Are you serious? I’m a f***ing football player.’ But I love this country, and I'd love to be a part of bringing it back to what she used to be.
Aaron Rodgers told Tucker Carlson

Rodgers revealed he definitely thought about running as he loves Kennedy Jr. but at the end, he just wanted to hear his friend’s thoughts on it. 

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Aaron Rodgers reflects on his shift in public perception

While talking about his endeavors off the football field, Rodgers also talked about the backlash he faced in the last four years, acknowledging how his “beloved athlete” image went down and became a “polarizing figure” among the fans. 

The 40-year-old quarterback, then highlighted how he faced a lot of “character assassinations,” in this time. 

The last four years of my life I went from a pretty beloved athlete to a very polarizing figure. 
Aaron Rodgers said
Aaron Rodgers
Aaron Rodgers (Via Imago)

The quarterback shared that he isn’t like the great athletes who keep their opinions on political or controversial matters private to maintain a good public image. Instead, he prefers being outspoken as he has a platform for it, he has success and money so he isn’t scared of ruining his career by questioning the government. 

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