Pat McAfee Reveals That The Steelers Were Allegedly Trying To Sign Aaron Rodgers

Pat McAfee: The Steelers Were Allegedly Trying To Sign Aaron Rodgers

  • Aaron Rodgers is reportedly set to return to the Green Bay Packers.
  • Reports indicate that Rodgers has signed a $4-year, $200 million deal with the team.
  • According to Pat McAfee, the Steelers were also in the race to sign Rodgers.

Following the news that reigning two-time NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers had signed a four-year, $200 million deal with the Packers, Pat McAfee — the former Indianapolis Colts punter and current radio host who is a close friend of Rodgers’ — said on Twitter that the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team Rodgers beat in his lone Super Bowl appearance, were trying to sign the 38-year-old before he decided to return to Green Bay.

“Allegedly the Steelers were in this thing the entire time,” McAfee said.

“The Packers and the Steelers, vice versa, being each other’s sister teams in the AFC and NFC. But this is a very new Packers. The Packers, right? Stick to your roots, old-school team. The fanbase is very loyal, diehard, they travel. They don’t normally let players have any say in any conversation. Aaron was pushing for that. They’ve changed, listened to him. And the Steelers, old school organization, they were potentially going to have to trade, that’s not something the Steelers would do.”

Interestingly, though, while NFL Network reported Ian Rapoport says that Rodgers has inked a 4-year, $200M deal, McAfee disputes this report and says that his “sources” (which very well could be Rodgers himself) indicate that “there is no deal in place currently but there is said to be a cap-friendly deal on the way.”

The Steelers are in the market for a quarterback following the retirement of future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger, who had been the team’s starting QB since 2004, winning two Super Bowls during that time span.

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