Aaron Rodgers provides great excuse for first INT of season
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Aaron Rodgers played poorly in the Green Bay Packers’ blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and many attributed that to his lengthy offseason absence. According to Rodgers, his first of two interceptions in the game was the result of some very unfortunate circumstances.

During his weekly appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” on Tuesday, Rodgers was eager to explain that his red zone interception in Sunday was caused by two defenders hitting him where the sun don’t shine. You can see the video of his explanation below, but beware that it contains inappropriate language. The relevant portion begins just after the one-minute mark.

“I stepped up in the pocket and was gonna throw across my body to Davante (Adams) on a shallow cross. … Right before I’m throwing it, I took a left, kind of, clothesline and somebody on the right with a right cross,” Rodgers explained. “Double nut shot — I guess I gotta overcome that and throw a better ball, but they got their money’s worth on that one.”

The pass Rodgers is talking about came on 2nd-and-7 from the New Orleans 9-yard line, when he threw the ball behind Adams. If you watch the play, you can see that he was hit in the waist area as he released the ball.

Those hits probably did affect the throw, but that doesn’t show up on the stat sheet.

Rodgers was mocked with some hilarious memes following Green Bay’s 38-3 loss. The reigning MVP will be aiming for a much better performance in Week 2.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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