Do not worry – Patrick Mahomes I didn’t mean to say he hates Aaron Rodgers.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback, 27, commented on social media about Rodgers’ unfortunate ankle injury that occurred within the first five minutes of the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game on Monday, September 11. However, his lack of punctuation caused fans to misunderstand his message.
“Hate that man… Pray for the best,” Mahomes wrote via X (formerly known as Twitter), where confused responses started pouring in. The athlete realized his grammatical error and quickly edited the message to read: “Hate that, man… Praying for the best.” He added in a follow-up tweet: “I knew I was going to need that edit button here one of these days,” with a crying laughing emoji.
Fans quickly took to the comments section to jokingly roast Mahomes for his mistake. “Commas matter bro,” one wrote, while another replied: “Thanks @elonmusk lol Almost disaster averted!!!!!” A third added: “Good save! Rodgers won’t even know.’
Rodgers, 39, suffered an ankle injury after being sacked by Bills edge rusher Leonard Floyd during Monday’s game, which marked his debut with the New York team. Rodgers was treated on the field at MetLife Stadium before being helped by medical personnel.
While X-rays later revealed no broken bones, Rodgers was replaced by backup QB Zach Wilson for the remainder of the night and it remains unknown when he will be able to rejoin the team.
Prior to the Jets vs. Bill’s confrontation on Monday spoke to Rodgers about the importance of manifesting and expressing what one wants to see accomplished.
“I visualize [winning the Super Bowl] all the time,” Rodgers said recently per The Athletics. “That’s part of training your mind and being purposeful with your words about manifesting those thoughts, goals and dreams into reality. You must first have that faith. I strongly believe in that. That’s why we talk about it, we don’t shy away from it.”
Mahomes, in turn, agrees with Rodgers’ injury. He was dealing with a patellar dislocation injury when the Chiefs faced the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers’ then-team, in 2019. While the Packers took home the win, the Chiefs defeated them in another regular season game two years later in 2021.
The duo may be rivals in football, but Rodgers and Mahomes have previously talked about being good friends off the field. They appeared together in several State Farm commercials in 2019. The following year, Rodgers praised Mahomes for his talent.
“I love my friend and State Farm ally Pat Mahomes,” Rodgers said in an interview with The bell in August 2020. “The way he plays really reminds me of myself and I say that with the utmost amount of respect and humility just because I enjoy watching him play because he runs around, he throws everywhere, he not- the look passes and he does it with sufficient balance between swagger and humility.
Mahomes, for his part, talked about his dynamic with Rodgers during a press conference in January 2020. When asked if he’s going to Rodgers for guidance, he replied, “I haven’t even thought about that.” Maybe I should. I’m in a relationship where I can talk to him, text him and do stuff like that.”