Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pulled out his best Willis Reed on Sunday night, returning to the football field after the signal caller suffered what looked to be a devastating knee/ankle injury.
In fact, some fans even went as far as to suggest the Pro Bowl quarterback faked the severity of the injury, just so he could be part of a heroic comeback.
Whatever the case, the former Cal Bear (who was born in Chico, California) did exactly that, shredding Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears en route to a 24-23 season opening win. But it wasn’t the comeback that had people talking, no, it was Aaron Rodger’s southern accent that appeared out of nowhere during the post game interview with NBC’s Michele Tafoya.
Aaron Rodgers’ post-game interview with Michele Tafoya is an absolute must-see. Emotional about the injury and elated about the comeback. It’s impossible not to be a fan. #CHIvsGB pic.twitter.com/aJSmKJeLja
— Rob Lowder (@Rob_Lowder) September 10, 2018
Did anyone see Aaron Rodgers post game interview last night ? Mans eyes were red as hell and he had some weird southern accent all of a sudden ???
— walter blanco (@ivngoodmvn_) September 10, 2018
Whatever they gave Aaron Rodgers was a hell of a drug. Dude was so high in the post game interview he developed a southern accent.
— Fantasy Sports Dude (@gosixersgo76) September 10, 2018
I’m not sure what type of drugs or horse tranquilizers the Green Bay Packers medical staff gave Rodgers during halftime, but it certainly worked to get him back on the field.
And if he was auditioning for the next Smokey and the Bandit film with his down south twang, it worked for that too.