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Travis Kelce Responds to ‘Mr. Pfizer’ Shot From Aaron Rodgers

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared to take a shot at Kansas Metropolis Chiefs tight finish Travis Kelce earlier this week by referring to him as “Mr. Pfizer.” Kelce addressed the feedback Friday afternoon and proved he is not resistant to having some enjoyable with the scenario.

“I believed it was fairly good,” Kelce stated throughout a press convention Friday. “With the [mustache] proper now, I appear like a man named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I would get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers, man? Mr. Pfizer vs. the Johnson & Johnson household over there. As soon as I acquired the vaccine—I acquired it due to holding my household protected, holding myself protected. The folks on this constructing. I stand by it one hundred pc.

“I am totally snug with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”

The defending champion Chiefs defeated the Rodgers-less Jets, 23-20 in Week 4. Kansas Metropolis was a heavy favourite heading into the sport since Rodgers, a four-time NFL MVP, is out with an Achilles damage. However the Jets contained Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (203 yards, one landing, two interceptions) and Kelce (six receptions, 60 yards) to maintain issues shut.

Rodgers joined the Pat McAfee Present on Tuesday to debate the sport. And throw in a vaccine joke, too.

Travis Kelce #87 of the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs offers a speech within the crew huddle previous to an NFL soccer recreation towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on October 1, 2023 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Kelce responded to Aaron Rodgers’ “Mr. Pfizer” feedback on Friday.
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“We hung with the champs and that our protection performed nicely,” Rodgers stated. “Pat [Mahomes] did not have a loopy recreation, and Mr. Pfizer [Kelce], we form of shut him down somewhat bit. He did not have his, like, loopy influence recreation.”

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The 39-year-old QB did not reference Kelce by title however was not-so-subtly referring to the Chiefs tight finish. Kelce stars in a just lately unveiled industrial, performed in partnership with Pfizer, which promotes the supply of the COVID vaccine and flu pictures this fall. Rodgers calling Kelce “Mr. Pfizer” drew laughs from McAfee throughout the present.

As Kelce alluded to Friday, Rodgers performs for Jets proprietor Woody Johnson, an inheritor to the Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical fortune.

“I believed it was fairly good,” McAfee stated Friday of Kelce’s response whereas airing his present stay from the Texas State Honest. Whereas McAfee stated that, somebody within the crowd behind him held an indication that learn “Mr. Pfizer sucks.”

Rodgers has been vocal along with his stance on COVID vaccines prior to now. The QB confronted criticism in 2021 when, after testing constructive for the novel coronavirus, the previous Packers QB revealed he had not been vaccinated and expressed skepticism in regards to the vaccine. Rodgers had beforehand informed reporters that he had been immunized towards COVID-19, although didn’t element specifics.

Even earlier than Kelce began a relationship with pop star Taylor Swift, he was throughout TV screens.

And never simply whereas he is on the soccer area. Kelce stars in commercials for Experian, State Farm, and a number of other different manufacturers. The 34-year-old joked in regards to the subject along with his brother, Jason, throughout their “New Heights” podcast episode this week.

“Dude, what number of commercials have you ever performed? Each industrial break it was about seven commercials of Travis Kelce,” Jason Kelce requested his brother.

“We racked it up within the offseason,” Travis Kelce responded, drawing laughter. “It was a busy offseason. We have nonetheless acquired like two extra too, simply in case.”