Aaron Rodgers says smoking hand gesture was tribute to Jay Cutler
If you have watched the Green Bay Packers in their no-huddle offense at all over the past two seasons, you may have noticed Aaron Rodgers making a smoking gesture with one of his hand signals. It obviously indicates some sort of play call or formation change, but Rodgers wants you to believe he did it on Sunday just for Jay Cutler.
Rodgers is obviously aware of the hilarious ‘Smokin’ Jay Cutler’ meme that hit the internet two years ago and is still going strong. When asked what the smoking signal means during his weekly radio spot on ESPN Wisconsin, Rodgers claimed it was influenced by Cutler.
“That was just a tribute to Jay Cutler, because there’s that ‘Smoking Jay’ web site,” Rodgers said. “So I was just doing a tribute to Jay.”
Cutler and Rodgers are friends, but we know Aaron’s full of crap. Rodgers has been using that hand signal for a while — he just happened to play the Bears last weekend. When pressed further by co-host Jason Wilde, Rodgers tried to say the smoking gesture is just a “dummy” signal.
“It’s a dummy signal,” he said. “That’s the whole thing. You know, like, smoking dope — you’re a dummy if you smoke dope.”
Once again, Rodgers is full of crap. But anything that brings ‘Smokin’ Jay Cutler’ into the spotlight is more than OK with us.
H/T The Big Lead