Aaron Rodgers Calls Out Ian Rapoport And Other NFL Insiders For Spreading Misinformation

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It’s hard to stand out in the incredibly packed crowd of reporters who make a living covering the NFL, so it’s a bit hard not to admire the work some of the league’s most notable insiders have put in while setting themselves apart.

There’s no one who routinely lands more big scoops and breaks some pretty massive stories like Adam Schefter, a man who goes to great (and, occasionally, ethically questionable) lengths in an attempt to beat everyone else to the punch (although his eagerness to be the first person to report something has repeatedly come back to haunt him)

However, the league’s foremost insider has plenty of competition—including Ian Rapoport, the NFL Network personality who essentially serves as the Shams Charania to Schefter’s Adrian Wojnarowski thanks to the frequency in which he’s able to outfox his rival at ESPN.

The fast-paced nature of the job of an NFL Insider means they’re naturally going to make more than a few missteps, as Rapoport has also caught a fair amount of heat over the years thanks to premature reporting and dubious sourcing.

As a result, those two men have their fair share of critics—including Aaron Rodgers, who called them out by name while discussing how his career is covered during his latest appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.

The Packers quarterback was at the center of a report on Sunday where Rapoport claimed to have some insight on how he plans to approach the future if he decides his time in Green Bay has come to an end after emerging from his upcoming darkness retreat.

Rodgers made it clear he doesn’t have any real beef with Rapoport or Schefter, but he also didn’t really hold back from pushing back against some of their claims.

Here’s what he had to say:

“I have no problem with Ian Rapoport [or] Schefter. I think they’re really good at their jobs. When it comes to me, they don’t know s—t. They really don’t. 

They don’t have people in my inner circle who are sources, I can promise you that. Anybody who would talk to them is not in my inner circle. It’s that’s simple.”

That should settle that.

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Connor Toole is the Deputy Editor at BroBible. He is a New England native who went to Boston College and currently resides in Brooklyn, NY. Frequently described as "freakishly tall," he once used his 6'10" frame to sneak in the NBA Draft and convince people he was a member of the Utah Jazz.