Jimmy Kimmel scorched earth on Aaron Rodgers after Jets QB’s pledge to address Jeffrey Epstein comment backlash

The New York Jets are now out of the playoff contention due to their back-to-back defeats in the last few weeks. Despite showcasing the potential to secure the race by picking up some incredible wins, they lost the charm and got involved in a losing streak while playing a “swap game” in their quarterback room.

The Jets’ heavy stake for Aaron Rodgers also ended in smoke due to the quarterback’s season-ending injury. Despite being out of the field due to rehabbing, A-Rod has kept himself in the limelight by offering his take on several things in his weekly appearance on Pat McAfee show. One of his recent comments regarding Jimmy Kimmel, the renowned late-night host, put himself in hot water, and now Kimmel has once again aimed some brutal jabs at the Jets star for his candid remarks.

Jimmy Kimmel brutally roast Aaron Rodgers again

Jimmy Kimmel didn’t shy away from taking another swipe at Aaron Rodgers on the kickoff show of 2024. After recently threatening legal action against Rodgers, Kimmel utilized his platform to roast the quarterback over his contentious remarks. During his first show of 2024, Kimmel humorously remarked, “It’s already a crazy year, particularly for me,” pointing to the ongoing feud between the two.

The focal point of the late night show host’s roast centered on A-Rod’s statements as he highlighted the potential real-world implications of the quarterback’s words. With a sardonic tone, he pointed out the impact of influential figures like the Jets veteran espousing controversial beliefs while drawing a parallel between Rodgers’ assertions and the conspiracy theories propagated by QAnon adherents.

Kimmel shared how his family, including his wife, kids, and even his mailman, were being drawn into the controversy.

“I know this because I hear from these people often. My wife hears from them. My kids hear from them. My poor mailman hears from these people. And now we’re hearing from lots more of them thanks to Aaron Rodgers.”

Kimmel then ventured into speculations about A-Rod’s motivations behind such outlandish claims against him. He humorously said that Rodgers either genuinely believes in such extreme ideas or expressed them out of spite for Kimmel’s prior jabs at his hairstyle and alleged vaccination status. Notably, the Jets QB is an avid hater of Covid-19 vaccine, and he even trolled the Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce for promoting vaccines.

Going back to Kimmel’s jabs, the host even didn’t hold back in mocking Rodgers’ past quirks, especially referencing his UFO-Epstein theory from last February. He humorously summarized the signal-caller’s intelligence by subtly mocking his academic prowess while satirizing his self-assurance, cultivated by Rodgers’ NFL success and temporary stint as the host of “Jeopardy!”

“Aaron Rodgers has a very high opinion of himself because he had success on the football field, he believes himself to be an extraordinary being. He genuinely thinks that because God gave him the ability to throw a ball, he’s smarter than everyone else…. Aaron Rodgers is too arrogant to know how ignorant he is,” he said. “They let him host Jeopardy! for two weeks, now he knows everything.”

Jimmy Kimmel concluded on a taunting note by thanking Rodgers’ for making the struggling Jets appear even less favorable.

Aaron Rodgers claims he’ll address Jeffrey Epstein comment backlash

Throwback to Aaron Rodgers first take on Jimmy Kimmel at Pat McAfee show, where the QB claimed the host’s connection with the ignoble Epstein list, saying, “There’s a lot of people, including Jimmy Kimmel, that are really hoping that doesn’t come out.”

The aftermath of the incident witnessed a huge brawl on social media, as Kimmel threatened him with a long post. While ESPN and Pat McAfee have apologized for A-Rod’s take, the signal-caller stayed silent following the brawl. However, the NFL community might get to see another drama as Rodgers has decided to throw another bomb about the controversy in his upcoming appearance on the Pat McAfee show.

“I’m going to talk about it tomorrow on the show. Tune in,” Rodgers told reporters when asked about the controversy.

Meanwhile, the Rodgers vs Kimmel drama extended beyond them as McAfee got embroiled in a separate confrontation with Norby Williamson, ESPN executive. Instead of holding A-Rod responsible for his take, Pat accused Norby of “sabotaging” his show by leaking internal news. The incident is reaching to a new height with seemingly no sign to stop anytime soon.


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Maliha is an insightful sports writer with over a year of experience focusing on the NFL. Initially venturing into both NFL and NBA coverage, her journey began without a particular affinity for American football. However, her passion for the sport blossomed as she started following football more. Now, a huge NFL fan, Maliha meticulously follows every development within the league. She always wants to ensure her analysis is comprehensive and up-to-date to fellow readers.


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