Aaron Rodgers approached by Robert Kennedy Jr. as running mate, open to possibility

New York Jets' Aaron Rodgers

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers is known as a bit of a divisive figure off the field. That includes his stance against the COVID-19 vaccine. It’s created some major drama around the NFL world.

Well, about that? Rodgers could very well add another layer to this.

Per Rebecca Davis O’Brien of The NY Times, Rodgers has been approached by Robert Kennedy Jr. to be his running mate in the upcoming 2024 presidential election.

The report indicates that Rodgers and Kennedy Jr. have been in consistent contact over the past several weeks and that the four-time NFL MVP is more than open to being his running mate.

“Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has recently approached the N.F.L. quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the former Minnesota governor and professional wrestler Jesse Ventura about serving as his running mate on an independent presidential ticket, and both have welcomed the overtures, two people familiar with the discussions said.”

Report on Aaron Rodgers potentially being Robert Kennedy JR’s running mate

The assumption is that incumbent Joe Biden (D) will be running against former president Donald Trump (R) in the upcoming presidential election. Kennedy Jr. is running as an independent and could impact the race as a spoiler.

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Aaron Rodgers stats: 65.3% completion, 59,055 yards, 475 TD, 105 INT

Aaron Rodgers
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Rodgers is seen as one of the best quarterbacks in modern NFL history. He played his first 18 seasons with the Green Bay Packers before being dealt to the New York Jets last offseason.

Rodgers, 40, suffered a torn Achilles a mere four snaps into his Jets career and was lost for the remainder of the season. It led to an ugly 7-10 record for the Jets.

As for the 10-time Pro Bowler, he’s talked a lot about off-field distractions since the 2023 season came to a conclusion.

“Anything in this building that we’re doing that has nothing to do with winning needs to be assessed,” Rodgers said back in January. “Everything that we do has to have a purpose … the bull—- that has nothing to do with winning has to get out of the building.”

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