The hopes and dreams of Jets fans took a sudden and dramatic turn for the worse Monday night as legendary quarterback Aaron Rodgers fell to the turf, suffering what appears to be a season-ending injury.
Meanwhile, about 900 miles west of them, a thunderous cheer went up among Packers fans at a Milwaukee-area bar that was offering free beer if Rodgers started the game and the Jets were losing.
Hello from Jack’s American Pub on Milwaukee’s East Side, which is offering free drinks this season when the Jets and Aaron Rodgers lose.
-tabs opened 15 min before kick
-no pitchers, top shelf alcohol or food
-Rodgers must start
The staff even has a playbook for this pic.twitter.com/sjuXSMVsCT
– AJ Bayatpour (@AJBayatpour) September 11, 2023
As CBS58 Milwaukee reporter AJ Bayatpour shows in these videos, the crowd cheered when Rodgers was sacked and after realizing he was injured.
The reaction to Aaron Rodgers’ departure: pic.twitter.com/vk1Hupkw9p
– AJ Bayatpour (@AJBayatpour) September 12, 2023
But why were they clapping? Were they cheering because Rodgers was injured? Or were they cheering for free beer? Most were probably cheering for the free beer. However, as the free beer came at the expense of the injured Aaron Rodgers, they also made it clear that they were at least indifferent to the QB who helped them to a Super Bowl, 148 wins and a nearly 20-year career.
No official word has been released regarding the extent of Rodgers’ injuries. But he is believed to have suffered a season-ending Achilles tendon injury.