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Aaron Rodgers sending record ball to Brett Favre’s grandson Parker

Brett Favre with Aaron Rodgers and Parker

Aaron Rodgers is doing something very cool with his record ball.

Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in the first half of the Green Bay Packers’ win over the Cleveland Browns on Saturday. The first of the three TD passes gave Rodgers 443 in his career. That surpassed Brett Favre’s record of 442 touchdown passes with the Packers.

The pass went to Allen Lazard, who gave the ball back to Rodgers.

According to FOX’s broadcast, Rodgers is giving the record ball to Favre’s 11-year-old grandson, Parker.

“Believe it or not, this keepsake and career touchdown pass number 443 is going to Brett Favre’s grandson, Parker, if you can believe that,” Joe Buck and Troy Aikman said on FOX’s telecast.

“And if Parker’s anything like Papa, he’ll be out there throwing it in the yard next week,” Aikman added.

That’s an unbelievably cool gesture from Rodgers.

Two years ago, Favre wrote that Parker’s favorite quarterback was Rodgers.

How cool is it to get the ball from your favorite quarterback that broke your grandfather’s record? It doesn’t get better than that.

Brett Favre has request for Aaron Rodgers after surpassing his record

Brett Favre talks

Brett Favre had a request for Aaron Rodgers after the current Packers quarterback broke his record on Saturday.

Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Allen Lazard to give his Green Bay Packers a 7-6 lead against the Cleveland Browns at Lambeau Field. The touchdown pass was Rodgers’ 443rd, breaking Favre’s career record with the Packers.

Green Bay played a video message from Favre throughout Lambeau Field following the record-breaking TD:

“Hey 12, congratulations on passing my touchdown record. I have one request: go get us another Super Bowl!” Congrats,” Favre said.

No pressure, right?

The Packers won the Super Bowl in the 1996 under Favre. They won the Super Bowl again in the 2010 Super Bowl under Rodgers. Rodgers and Packers fans would love to see the team win the ultimate prize once again.

At 11-3 entering Saturday’s game, they’re in good position to possibly win it all.

Brett Favre has ultimate compliment for Aaron Rodgers

Brett Favre with an arm raised

There was a time when Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers were at odds because Rodgers was taking Favre’s spot as the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. Over time, their relationship has improved, and now Favre has become one of Rodgers’ biggest fans.

In fact, during a recent SiriusXM show, Favre complimented Rodgers in a big way. The compliment came in the context of Rodgers tying Favre’s franchise record of 442 career touchdown passes.

Favre believes Rodgers can put up some historic numbers if he wants to.

“Aaron’s going to shatter every record out there if he continues to play. He makes that team so much better … just a prolific playmaker. Probably the best playmaker we’ve ever seen,” Favre said of Rodgers.

Not only did Favre compliment Rodgers’ playmaking ability, but he also said some nice things about Rodgers’ mental sharpness on the field.

“His football IQ is like no other,” Favre said of Rodgers. “He never makes bad decisions. And he never makes bad throws. “It just seems like he’s always on time, he’s always accurate, and he always picks the right guy.”

Rodgers is 38 and won NFL MVP last season. He is recognized as one of the best quarterbacks ever. But as far as shattering records, that might not be so easy. He’s still almost 20,000 passing yards and 180 touchdowns behind Tom Brady for those records. Rodgers needs to keep playing until Brady’s age to have a shot at those marks.

Considering Rodgers reportedly has already considered retirement, expecting him to break Brady’s records might not be realistic. But the compliments from Favre still stand.

Photo: Brett Favre shows off his Pro Football Hall of Fame ring after receive it during halftime of the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Lambeau Field October 16, 2016.

Aaron Rodgers takes aim at ‘cancel culture’ with wardrobe choice

Aaron Rodgers mocks cancel culture

Aaron Rodgers has spoken at length in the past about how much he despises “cancel culture,” and the Green Bay Packers star reiterated that message in a much more subtle manner on Tuesday.

During his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” Rodgers wore a sweatshirt that read “cancel culture” on the front with a line drawn through the words. He gave Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy a shoutout for sending it to him.

If you remember, Rodgers blasted “woke cancel culture” earlier this year after he went viral for mocking Chicago Bears fans. He then took aim at the media for trying to bully people when it was revealed that he did not take the COVID-19 vaccine.

Rodgers has become much more outspoken in the latter part of his career, and his regular appearance on McAfee’s show gives him a platform to express his opinions. This won’t be the last time he sends a message to the “woke mob.”

Report addresses Aaron Rodgers-Shailene Woodley breakup rumors

Shailene Woodley

Aaron Rodgers and actress Shailene Woodley have a relationship that progressed very quickly, but there has been some speculation recently that the engaged couple may have split. Those rumors are apparently unfounded.

Rodgers turned 38 on Dec. 2, and he was spotted out celebrating without Woodley. The two obviously lead very busy lives, so that doesn’t mean a whole lot. Woodley also did not acknowledge Rodgers’ birthday on social media. A source close to Woodley told People that also meant nothing.

“Shailene and Aaron are still together. It’s not odd they don’t post about each other on their birthdays in that sense, and are very private about things,” the insider said.

Rodgers and Woodley haven’t exactly hidden their relationship, so it’s possible things have just gone quiet recently because of their careers. The Green Bay Packers have an NFC-best 11-3 record after Sunday’s win over the Baltimore Ravens and have already clinched the NFC North division. Rodgers has been trying to manage a foot injury as well.

We heard from Woodley last month when she went off on a report about Rodgers and his COVID quarantine.

Woodley and Rodgers began dating near the start of the pandemic last year and were engaged shortly after. They certainly have not been opposed to PDA, which we saw when they spent time together in Hawaii.

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Aaron Rodgers has funny compliment for Matt LaFleur’s wife

Matt LaFleur in Packers gear

Aaron Rodgers offered a funny compliment for BreAnne LaFleur, who is the wife of Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur.

Rodgers appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday for his weekly guest visit. During their talk, McAfee complimented LaFleur on his well-put together look on gameday.

McAfee noted how LaFleur always is well-groomed, included his hair being perfectly cut. Rodgers added that LaFleur’s eyebrows are also always groomed as well.

“Great eyebrow game, right?” Rodgers said. “I mean, the eyebrows are amazing.”

Rodgers then went on to compliment LaFleur’s wife BreAnne for her work in helping to keep Matt looking good.

“Matt’s a great guy and he’s well put-together on game day, but behind every great coach is a wife pulling all the strings, I think, to make them look good, so a big shoutout to Bre.”

Rodgers also joked that most NFL coaches would be incapable of getting through life on their own if they didn’t have wives to help them. That contributes to his compliment for Bre, who is also the mother of the LaFleurs’ two sons.

The LaFleurs met at Central Michigan, where Matt was a graduate assistant and Bre was a student-trainer.

Photo: USA TODAY Network

Aaron Rodgers offers update on toe injury

Aaron Rodgers on the sideline

Aaron Rodgers once again played extremely well in Sunday’s win over the Chicago Bears, but he said his toe felt worse after the game than it did previously. Still, the Green Bay Packers star does not sound all that concerned about the injury.

Rodgers offered an update on his fractured pinky toe during his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” Tuesday. He said it was “definitely hurting” after his team’s 45-30 win over the Bears, but he insists it is not going to be a problem or stop him from playing. Rodgers added that he probably won’t practice much “unless there’s significant improvement.”

Rodgers went 29/37 for 341 and four touchdown passes against Chicago. It was his third straight game with 300-plus yards passing. He has continued to play at an MVP level despite the injury, even though he had what he described as a “setback” on Sunday.

Rodgers has said he is unsure if he will have to undergo surgery. He will almost certainly hold off until the offseason if he does, unless something drastic changes. He has to play through pain for the time being, as there is only so much doctors can do about the injury.

Photo: Jan 19, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) reacts following the loss against the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at Levi’s Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Davante Adams calls out Bears player for mocking Aaron Rodgers

Davante Adams

Aaron Rodgers seems to torch any opponent that is bold enough to mock him over his patented championship belt celebration, and Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams does not understand why the reigning MVP keeps getting the opportunity.

Chicago Bears linebacker Robert Quinn sacked Rodgers early in Sunday’s game and broke out the belt celebration. Rodgers then proceeded to throw for 341 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-30 win. On Monday, Adams sent a funny tweet questioning anyone who dares to mock Rodgers with the belt move.

He’s certainly not the only one who wonders that.

Even Rodgers issued a warning to those who mock his celebration after Sunday’s game. It clearly motivates him when he sees other players do it, which is why he has been saying for years that he likes when it happens.

Adams, who is Rodgers’ favorite target, helped make the Bears pay. He caught 10 passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns in Green Bay’s victory. Coaches should probably tell their players to think twice before breaking out the belt dance.

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Aaron Rodgers has warning for those mocking his belt celebration

Robert Quinn mocks Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers is used to opponents mocking his championship belt celebration when they make big plays against him, but the Green Bay Packers star almost always gets the last laugh. That was the case once again on Sunday night.

Chicago Bears linebacker Robert Quinn sacked Rodgers early in Sunday’s game and broke out the belt celebration. Most fans immediately questioned what Quinn was thinking.

As he has done in the past, Rodgers responded by lighting up the scoreboard. The Packers scored on five of their seven drives after Quinn did the belt celebration. Rodgers went 29/37 for 341 yards and four touchdown passes in Green Bay’s 45-30 victory. After the game, he issued a warning to those who choose to taunt him.

Opposing players have been mocking Rodgers over his trademark celebration for years. Jamal Adams did it last month (video here), and the Packers went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-0. Rodgers didn’t play that well, but he still walked away with a win.

Rodgers has been saying for years that he likes when players do the belt celebration, and it’s easy to see why. It obviously motivates him. You have to wonder why opponents keep doing him the favor.

Aaron Rodgers had setback with toe injury in Bears win

Aaron Rodgers gets ready to throw

Aaron Rodgers on Sunday had another standout game for the Green Bay Packers, but there was one downside.

Rodgers went 29/37 for 341 and four touchdown passes in a 45-30 win over the Chicago Bears. The game marked Rodgers’ third straight 300-plus yard game and third 4-touchdown game of the season.

Despite his big game, Rodgers said he suffered a setback with his toe injury. He said his toe actually felt worse despite having some time off due to the bye week.

Rodgers also said he was unsure if he would get surgery for his toe.

Rodgers already knew that he would have to play through pain during the season. He was also trying to avoid surgery. But now he may have hit a point where he has to do something about his injury.

Photo: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports