After Green Bay beat Seattle on Sunday, Aaron Rodgers made a joke about how God was a Packers fan that night, an obvious poke at Russell Wilson, who regularly invokes the Eternal One after wins or just generally. Afterwards, Russell Wilson made what Mike Florio termed as “subtweetish” comments about taking the high road:
“I think that in terms of that comment in all that, you know everybody has a right to their own opinion,” Wilson told reporters. “I know for me, I’m just grateful that God has given me the opportunity to play the great game of football, I’m so grateful. I know one of the things that my parents always taught me is just continue to reign humble in your victories and your losses, and I think that’s just the thing that I’m grateful for, just to be able to play the game of football, and I love it. So like I said, everybody [is entitled] to their own opinion.”
Rodgers’ brother Jordan, a former Vanderbilt quarterback, chimed in … in support of Wilson? (The tweets have since been deleted so here are screengrabs:)
However one feels about this, it’s pretty evident that this is all bad news for the Chiefs. Aaron Rodgers presumably won’t be happy about his brother’s publicly taking sides against the family, and he always plays even better than normal (which is still pretty damn good) when he’s pissed.
UPDATE: The younger Rodgers seeks to clarify: