When a quarterback has been successful in the league as long as Aaron Rodgers has, it’s almost expected that he’ll want to take a lead on play-calling duties every once in a while. But even when head coach Matt LaFleur and the Packers staff want to dial up their own plays, Rodgers apparently has a trick to go rogue.
And it’s absolutely awesome.
In Tuesday’s appearance on the Pat McAfee Show, former Packers teammate A.J. Hawk asked Rodgers if he ever pretended his helmet microphone was out in order to call his own plays. And that was when Rodgers revealed that he does that all the time.
“I’ve done that a few times & every now & then it’s real”@AaronRodgers12 on if he ever acts like the speaker in his helmet isn’t working so he can call his own plays #PatMcAfeeShowLIVE pic.twitter.com/rf5hxZRIjb
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) September 29, 2020
Rodgers said, explaining that sometimes the helmet issues are genuine:
“I’ve done that a ton of times. I’ve done that a fair amount. Every now and then, it’s real. I can’t believe it, and LaFleur thought I was messing around. Last year, the helmet went out three times, probably. And he could not believe it. The second time it went out, he thought I was messing with him. Then, I faked one in between the second and third time. I did the whole ‘Oh, I can’t — ‘ You could see him just freaking out on the sidelines. … But yeah, it went out again. I’ve had to wear the backup helmet four times I think in two years.”
It’s almost a cry-wolf situation when the helmet actually does go out, which makes the whole trick even more hilarious.