Things are heating up between the quarterbacks participating in next week’s Capital One’s The Match.
First, Josh Allen called Tom Brady’s amazing golf shot video “BS”. We now have quotes from Aaron Rodgers shaming Allen and Patrick Mahomes.
Or, should we say, Allen and Kermit the Frog, which is what Rodgers referred to Mahomes as. A long-standing joke has it that the Kansas City Chiefs’ star sounds like the Muppet character.
We don’t know of any animosity between Rodgers or Mahomes, but it is clear that there’s a lot of competition for both of them.
“When we started [in the NFL], definitely when [Brady] started and when I started playing, there was actual, real trash talk. Like, guys trash-talked each other and there was a lot of good s— talk, and we knew who they were around the league,” Rodgers said, via ESPN’s Tom Van Haaren. “And now, it’s more buddy-buddy, you know, social media following each other, memes, this emoji s—, and it’s not the same. So, when you talk about Kermit the Frog [Mahomes, per memes] and Josh [Allen] trying to s— talk me and Tom, a couple old-school, grizzled vets. Come on.”
Rodgers and Brady, who are usually adversaries, will be paired up for the 12-hole exhibition game. In the sixth edition, they will be playing against Allen and Mahomes.
The Match will be held one week from now, with coverage beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET from Wynn Las Vegas. The action will be broadcast by TNT, and will also be available on truTV or HLN.