Aaron Rodgers Shades Russell Wilson: 'God Was Packers Fan Tonight'

Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson

Aaron Rodgers Shades Russell Wilson: 'God Was Packers Fan Tonight'

Packers' QB takes shot at Seahawks' star.

Published September 21, 2015

You don't need to be a football fan to know that Russell Wilson is one of the most spiritual athletes around.

During this past offseason, Seattle Seahawks' star quarterback even used his faith as a reason to abstain from having sex with girlfriend Ciara.

Well, it seems as if rival quarterback Aaron Rodgers used a victory over Wilson to throw some shade. Following the Green Bay Packers' 27-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, Rodgers told ESPN: "And then getting help from God. I think God was a Packers fan tonight, so he was taking care of us."

The comment seemed to be an outright dig at Wilson, especially considering that Rodgers was singing a different tune when his Packers lost to the Seahawks in January's NFC title game.

"I don't think God cares a whole lot about the outcome," Rodgers told an ESPN Milwaukee radio show after that defeat. "He cares about the people involved, but I don't think he's a big football fan."

During Super Bowl media day, Wilson told reporters: "I think God cares about football. I think God cares about everything he created."

Hmm...if the Packers and Seahawks are going to meet in the playoffs again, Rodgers' jab at Wilson has added fuel to their rivalry.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla


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