Aaron Rodgers‘ time on Pat McAfee‘s show is done — for this football season, at least — after the ESPN host announced Wednesday morning that the 4x NFL MVP would NOT be returning to his normal Tuesday morning time slot during the playoffs.
“So, Aaron Rodgers Tuesday, season 4, is done,” McAfee said Wednesday morning, despite the fact Rodgers was reportedly supposed to join the show for several more weeks.
Pat continued … “There will be a lot of people who are happy with that, myself included to be honest with you. The way it ended, it got real loud. I am happy that he’s not going to be in my mentions going forward, which is great news.”
Sources tell TMZ Sports this wasn’t a network decision — we’re told Pat determines which guests appear on the show — but ESPN is on board with the move from what we’re told.
In other words … this was McAfee’s call.
Of course, the Rodgers spot on “The Pat McAfee Show” has become the most can’t-miss segment on the ESPN airwaves, but it’s also brought with it a ton of controversy, especially over the last two weeks when AR seemingly linked Jimmy Kimmel to Jeffrey Epstein.
Rodgers later clarified his comments, saying he wasn’t implying the late-night host was a pedophile.
But, that didn’t stop Kimmel from taking even more jabs at the quarterback Tuesday night.
Perhaps this indicates the war between Aaron and Jimmy is over … as the Jets signal caller won’t have Pat’s massive platform to respond.
Rodgers, who has appeared on Pat’s show for years, is usually a guest through the playoffs … but that won’t be the case this season.
As for whether the Rodgers spot is back for season 5 … there’s been no indication either way.