Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce saw room to take a swipe at Aaron Rodgers after the New York Jets quarterback called him “Mr. Pfizer,” a reference to his recent appearance in a commercial for the pharmaceutical company.
“I thought it was pretty good. “The ‘pain’ makes me look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer,” Kelce said Friday, before making a witty reference to the New York Jets owner and his ties to the pharmaceutical industry.
“Who would have thought I would get into the vaccine war with Aaron Rodgers, man. Mr. Pfizer versus the Johnson & Johnson family over there, man.”
Rodgers’ team is owned by Woody Johnson, an heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune.
Kelce’s comments came after the injured quarterback, whose Jets lost to the Chiefs last weekend, appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show,” where he played “Mr. Pfizer” nickname before claiming that his Jets knocked out the Chiefs star in the 23-20 loss.
Kelce and his mother Donna, recently appeared in a Pfizer commercial This promotes vaccination against both COVID-19 and flu.
Kelce told reporters Friday that he received the vaccine to protect himself, his family and members of his organization.
“So yeah, I stand by it 1000%. “Completely comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer,” Kelce said of Rodgers.
Rodgers made headlines in 2021 when he tested positive for COVID-19 before a game against Kelce’s Chiefs. The quarterback, who was then playing for the Green Bay Packers, had previously told reporters that he “been vaccinated.”
Rodgers later confirmed that he had not been vaccinated against COVID-19, saying during an appearance on “The Joe Rogan Experience” last year admitted to misleading the media with his “immunized” comment.