During the final broadcast of the 2023 NFL season on “Thursday Night Football,” Ryan Fitzpatrick couldn’t resist injecting some humor at the expense of New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Engaging in pre-game banter with Rodgers, Fitzpatrick playfully introduced himself to the four-time league MVP with a touch of wit. The seasoned quarterback quipped, “Hey Aaron, Ryan Fitzpatrick, class of 2005…twice vaccinated,” eliciting a smile from the future Hall of Famer:
Rodgers, known for his vocal skepticism of COVID-19 vaccinations and criticisms of Dr. Anthony Fauci, had to sit out one of the Packers’ 2021 games after testing positive for COVID-19, given his unvaccinated status.
Despite the ongoing discussions about vaccines, the Jets found themselves on the losing end of their Thursday Night battle with the Browns.