Over the years, Aaron Rodgers has ultimately become one of the top quarterbacks of all-time with the Green Bay Packers. This has led to him not just making a lot of money for his play on the field but also earning a lot off the field due to how popular he has become. Many people have watched Rodgers star in commercials, and most of them have been pretty funny. However, he recently discussed some of the most uncomfortable commercials he has ever been in.
Aaron Rodgers has become one of the best quarterbacks of all-time
The Green Bay Packers selected Rodgers in the first round of the 2005 NFL draft, but he ultimately sat behind NFL legend Brett Favre during his first three seasons. Rodgers then became the starter for the Packers in 2008, and has been one of the best quarterbacks in the league ever since.
Rodgers earned a Pro Bowl selection in his second season as a starter, as he threw for 4,434 yards, 30 touchdowns, and only seven interceptions. He also led the Packers to the playoffs that year. In 2010, though, he led the Packers to the mountaintop, as they ended up going to the Super Bowl, and they ultimately defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25. Rodgers won the Super Bowl MVP, too, as he threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns.
He and the Packers have not made it back to the Super Bowl since then, but they have been to three more NFC Championship Games. Rodgers has also earned seven more Pro Bowl selections since then and has won two MVP awards. He won the MVP in 2011 with 4,643 yards, 45 touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 14-1 record as a starter. Rodgers won it again in 2014 after throwing for 4,381 yards, 38 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
So far during the 2020 season, Rodgers has a chance to win the MVP award again, as he has 3,395 yards, a league-leading 36 touchdown passes, and four interceptions through 12 games.
For his career — through 12 games in the 2020 season — Rodgers has thrown for 50,341 yards, which is No. 11 in NFL history, and 400 touchdown passes, which is No. 7 in NFL history.
He has earned a lot of money throughout his career
Rodgers has ultimately earned a ton of money for his stellar play throughout his career. According to Spotrac, Rodgers has made an estimated $240.9 million in his career. He has made as much as an estimated $66.9 million in a season and is making an estimated $21.5 million in 2020.
However, Rodgers also makes a lot of money through off-the-field endeavors. According to Forbes, Rodgers has sponsorships with Adidas, Bose, State Farm, and others. Forbes also estimates that Rodgers made $9 million from endorsements in 2020 as of May 22.
Having deals with companies often equals doing commercials. We have seen Rodgers star in State Farm commercials for years. So, have there been any uncomfortable commercials with other companies?
Aaron Rodgers discusses uncomfortable commercials
Rodgers recently appeared on the Dec. 8 episode of The Pat McAfee Show, and McAfee asked him about a commercial that he did for Bose headphones.
“That Bose commercial where you’re just dancing all by yourself, how uncomfortable was that? Was that the most uncomfortable commercial you’ve ever shot in your life?” McAfee asked.
Rodgers then gave some hilarious insight into shooting that commercial.
“Probably,” Rodgers said. “The songs they told me that they wanted to play, I said, ‘I don’t listen to this music number one, and number two what do you want me to do? Do you want me to dance? Do you want this to be realistic? Because, if so, let me give you the top five on my playlist I have right here. They weren’t really interested. Then I gave them a couple of songs, and then they said they couldn’t get the rights to them, although actually I know the people that sing those songs, so I could have easily gotten the rights to those songs.”
Rodgers did say that he enjoyed doing a different commercial for Bose, but in the one discussed above, he “was the token old guy they put in there.” He also discussed an awkward encounter he had while doing a bank commercial.
“I had an 80-year-old woman tell me if she was 20 years younger, she’d be going after me pretty hard,” Rodgers said. “She was in the commercial. She was trying to hit on me the entire time. … I was like, ‘By the way, I’m 27, and you are 80? OK, so if you were 60, you’d be [going after me]. OK, interesting. A lot of confidence.”
Well, it seems like those commercials put Rodgers into some uncomfortable situations. At least he probably got compensated pretty handsomely for doing them.
Stats courtesy of Pro Football Reference