There seemed to be some lingering animosity between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr.
Barr, as you know, delivered the hit that broke Rodgers collarbone in 2017. Rodgers apparently yelled some profanities to Barr after the hit. Barr flipped Rodgers off and grabbed his junk in turn.
So these guys obviously don’t think much of each other. Will there be anything that carries over into the 2018 season? It doesn’t appear so.
“I mean, I think it’s time to move on for everybody,” Rodgers said. “I had looked over just to see if maybe there was gonna be a thumbs up, or hey you okay? Or whatever. It’s a league where you appreciate what we put our bodies through. I thought … knowing that I wouldn’t be on the ground unless it was a significant injury then maybe he’d be looking over, giving me a thumbs-up-you-okay? Or something. But it wasn’t the case. We had some words exchanged on both sides.”
Rodgers seems more ticked off that Barr didn’t see that he was okay, rather than the hit itself. It’s not really surprising. Barr has always been a cheap player. Some would even call him dirty.
And hey, he plays for the Vikings. What else would you expect?