Aaron Rodgers Compares Fleeing Peru To The Movie ‘Argo,’ Says Airport Was ‘Absolute Pandemonium’

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers barely made it out of Peru during the coronavirus pandemic.

Rodgers was down in South America with a small group of people when he had to flee the country as fears about the virus spread. It sounds like it was absolute chaos for the NFL superstar and the group he was traveling with. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

The Super Bowl champion said the following during a recent appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show,” according to ESPN:

Have you seen the movie “Argo”? The scene at the end where they’re racing to the airport. Nobody was chasing us, thankfully, or holding us. We didn’t have to speak Farsi to get back into the country, but there were some moments where we worried we were not going to get out. It was absolute pandemonium at the airport…When we rolled up to the airport at, like, 7 in the morning, it was wall-to-wall people, and you couldn’t move. I was thinking, ‘This isn’t very safe.’ Not many masks on, and there was definitely a panic in the air. But somehow [we] made it down, and then they shut the airport down because it was really bad weather. They had a drop-dead time where they were going to shut the entire airport down. We made it by about 15 minutes.

You can watch the entire interview below.

I don’t know why, but there’s something about the optics of Rodgers rushing through an airport to flee a pandemic that is just crazy to me.

As much as I dislike Rodgers and the Packers as a lifelong fan of the Lions, I’m glad to see he got out. This virus is awful, and the last thing we need is more people dealing with it.


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At the same time, the way he describes the situation truly sounds like something out of a movie. It sounds incredibly similar to “Argo.”

It’s also probably a good thing Rodgers is used to chaos as an NFL quarterback. Most people would have likely panicked if they rolled up to the airport and witnessed the scene he described.

It’s probably a lot easier to stay calm when you get paid millions of dollars to perform in high intensity and high pressure situations.


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Again, as much as I hate the Packers, I’m glad to see Rodgers and everybody he was with made it out healthy and safe. This sounds like one of those stories you tell for years to come. It’s just wild to think about how much coronavirus has disrupted our daily lives.

Now that I know Rodgers is safe and healthy, we can go back to scheming on how to beat him on the field. See you the fall!

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