There has been no bigger story in the Kansas City area in recent weeks than the relationship between Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce and singer Taylor Swift.
Aaron Rodgers, the injured quarterback for the New York Jets who was criticized for declining to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, took a good-natured shot at Kelce, calling him “Mr. Pfizer.” The All-Pro tight end appeared in a recent ad from Pfizer encouraging people to not only get their COVID vaccine shot but their flu shot, too. It has not been disclosed how much Kelce was paid for the endorsement.
“With my schedule, saving time is key,” Kelce in the video’s caption on Instagram. “The CDC says you can get this season’s updated COVID-19 shot when you get your flu shot if you’re due for both. That’s why I got two shots in one stop!”
During Rodgers’s weekly appearance on the “Pat McAfee Show,” the NFL MVP took a swipe at Kelce noting that the Jets’ defense kept the team in the game, despite ultimately falling to the Patrick Mahomes-led squad 23 to 20 during “Sunday Night Football.”
“I think there’s some sentiment that there’s some sort of moral victory there,” Rodgers told the host. “That we hung with the champs. And that our defense played well and Pat Mahomes didn’t have a crazy game. And Mr. Pfizer, we kind of shut him down a little bit. He didn’t have any crazy impact on the game, other than some yards and stuff.”
The clip has since gone viral with more than seven million views and counting. “Mr. Pfizer” also began trending on X. Rodgers made headlines in 2021 when he was accused of misleading comments about his vaccination status, saying he was “immunized.” However, it was later revealed that he had not been vaccinated.