Aaron Rodgers mocks Tom Brady over Deflategate, joking that football is «too firm.»
Aaron Rodgers is a great football quarterback, but he took a shot at Tom Brady over the historic ‘Deflategate’ issue and his deteriorating footballs.
The NFL Playoffs are underway in 2022, and Aaron Rodgers is a strong contender to meet Tom Brady in the NFC Championship game. If and when these two football titans meet, Tom, 44, may have a score to settle with Aaron, 38, for an offhanded remark the Green Bay Packers quarterback made while speaking with Sportsnet’s Cabbie Richards.
«This is too firm for the Patriots,» Aaron said after being handed a football to throw at a drone. Of course, Aaron was referring to Deflategate, the scandal that erupted following the New England Patriots’ 2014 AFC Championship game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots were accused by the Colts of inflating their footballs in order to make them easier to throw and catch.
According to NBC News, the NFL began an inquiry, which concluded that it was «more likely than not» that Patriots employees purposefully deflated footballs and that Brady was «at least generally aware.» Jim McNally, a Patriots locker room attendant, and John Jastremski, an equipment aide, were designated as the principal perpetrators and were banned from the league permanently.
Tom Brady was suspended for four games by the NFL, and he refuted charges that he was involved in a major cheating plan. According to NBC News, he wrote in a Facebook post, «I done nothing wrong.»
«There is no smoking gun,’ and this debate is being created to divert attention away from the fact that they have no proof of wrongdoing.» Brady would fight the suspension for a while before accepting it.
According to CBS Sports, Tom accepted the punishment since the issue was causing him «just too much concern.» «I recognized I wouldn’t be able to win.» It was a case of divided attention, and I was sick of it. I was sick of waking up to a call from the Players Association.
«You know what, I’m going to take advantage of this opportunity to have the month of September off for the first time in like 16, 21 years,» I added.
Aaron’s sarcastic remark may come back to bite him. Tom is 3-1 against Rodgers in head-to-head meetings, having beaten Aaron and the Packers twice as a Patriot and twice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.