Aaron Rodgers Tests Positive For COVID-19 A Day After Teasing A Special Guest Would Join Him At The Chiefs Game

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  • Aaron Rodgers has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs
  • The news broke a day after the Packers quarterback teased a special guest would join him in Kansas City
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On Tuesday, Aaron Rodgers stopped by The Pat McAfee Show for a weekly appearance that saw him accuse Tom Brady of stealing his cadence and tease the appearance of a special guest who was set to join him in Kansas City when the Packers face off against the Chiefs on Sunday: the khaki-wearing legend known as “Jake from State Farm.”

However, it would appear that plan hit a bit of a hitch less than a day after it was initially unveiled, as NFL fans were treated to one hell of a surprise on Wednesday morning after learning Rodgers will not play in this weekend’s contest after testing positive for COVID-19.

Prior to the start of the season, Rodgers confirmed he’d been “immunized” against the illness, which most media outlets seemed to interpret as confirmation he’d received the COVID-19 vaccine. However, according to Ian Rapoport, the quarterback did not actually get the jab.

If that had been the case, he would’ve been able to play on Sunday if he’d recorded two negative tests over a 48-hour period leading up to the game. However, thanks to the NFL’s policy concerning unvaccinated players, he’ll be forced to isolate for a minimum of 10 days before he’s permitted to return.

As a result, it looks like Jordan Love will be facing off against Patrick Mahomes in a battle of two quarterbacks with a skillset that currently leaves a ton to be desired.