Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers took on some heat for his comments on COVID vaccinations last week – but State Farm is sticking by its guy.
“When Trump in 2020 was champion[ing] these vaccines that were coming so quick, what did the left say?” Rodgers said last week. “And I’m talking about every member of the left: ‘Don’t trust the vaccine, don’t get the vaccine, you’re gonna die from the vaccine.’ And then what happened? [President Joe] Biden wins, and everything flips. Shouldn’t that initially give you a little bit of pause … isn’t this s**t about health and not about, like, politics?”
“Aaron Rodgers has been a great ambassador for our company for much of the past decade,” a company spokeswoman said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports Monday morning.
“We don’t support some of the statements that he has made, but we respect his right to have his own personal point of view. We recognize our customers, employees, agents and brand ambassadors come from all walks of life, with differing viewpoints on many issues. Our mission at State Farm is to support safer, stronger communities. To that end, we encourage vaccinations, but respect everyone’s right to make a choice based on their personal circumstances.”
Prevea Health ended its 9-year deal with Rodgers over the weekend, which got a lot of cancel-culture loving folks thinking about his State Farm contract. But it sounds like it’s all good between the QB and Jake from State Farm.