Travis Kelce made an appearance in a new commercial promoting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines. This led to Aaron Rodgers referring to him as “Mr. Pfizer” during a recent interview. The Kansas City Chiefs tight end, who is also making headlines for dating Taylor Swift right now, has issued a response to Rodgers.
Travis Kelce’s New Commercial
Believe it or not, Travis Kelce is doing more than just making headlines for dating Taylor Swift right now. He’s also trying to help the Kansas City Chiefs get back to the Super Bowl while playing a key role in promoting both the flu and COVID-19 vaccines.
The All-Pro NFL player appeared in a new Pfizer commercial alongside his mother Donna and encouraged people to get the vaccines.
Aaron Rodgers’ Reaction
Kelce’s Chiefs squared off against the New York Jets recently, and after the game, Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who is sidelined for the season with an Achilles tear, took a jab at Kelce for appearing in the Pfizer ad.
He did so while talking about how the Jets were able to hang with the Chefs during an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show. “[It was a] moral victory out there that we hung with the champs and that our defense played well,” Rodgers said, “and [Patrick Mahomes] didn’t have a crazy game and Mr. Pfizer, we kind of shut him down. He didn’t have his crazy impact game.”
Even though Rodgers didn’t mention Kelce by name, everyone obviously knew who he was talking about when he referred to him as “Mr. Pfizer.”
Aaron Rodgers’ Previous Thoughts on the COVID-19 Vaccine
This isn’t the first time Rodgers has been in the news as it relates to the COVID-19 vaccine. Last season, he was forced to miss a game for the Green Bay Packers after he admitted that he may have misled people by saying that he was “immunized” against COVID-19.
As it turned out, he hadn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine, which resulted in him being held out for a game because of the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols. Rodgers would later go on to claim the NFL was carrying out a “witch hunt” against unvaccinated players and looking to shame them into getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Kelce got wind of what Rodgers had said about him, and he was asked to talk about it while speaking with the media after practice. He downplayed Rodgers’ comment and didn’t seem to be too upset about it.
“I thought it was pretty good,” Kelce said. “With this mustache right now, I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I’d get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer vs the Johnson & Johnson family over there.” Kelce was referring to the fact that the Jets are owned by Johnson & Johnson heir Woody Johnson.
Kelce’s COVID-19 Vaccine Explanation
Kelce also went on to explain why he decided to get the COVID-19 vaccine in the first place and then appear in a commercial for Pfizer. “I got it because of keeping myself safe, keeping my family safe, the people in this building, so yeah, I stand by it 1,000%,” he said. “Fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”
Is There Any Bad Blood Between Kelce and Rodgers?
The shot that Rodgers took at Kelce had the potential to turn into a big deal. Kelce could have taken offense to it and come up with a much harsher response for Rodgers. But because Kelce seemed to be just fine with Rodgers referring to him as “Mr. Pfizer,” it doesn’t appear as though there will be any actual bad blood between the two moving forward.
If nothing else, Kelce may have been thrilled to talk about something other than Taylor Swift with the media this week while also helping to bring added attention to the Pfizer commercial that he shot.
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