The tension between NFL stars Aaron Rodgers and Josh Allen is reaching new heights, but it’s not related to their performance on the football field. Instead, it’s all about golf.
In February, Rodgers took part in the prestigious Pebble Beach golf tournament’s Pro-Am segment and emerged victorious, teaming up with Ben Silverman to claim the top spot. However, his victory wasn’t without controversy, as allegations of an inflated handicap surfaced.
On the “Pardon My Take” podcast, Bills‘ superstar quarterback Josh Allen didn’t hold back as he vented his frustrations about Rodgers’ alleged actions. “He did [cheat],” Allen stated candidly. “I love Aaron, but he did. Not just me, [he sandbagged] the world. He may have gotten just seven or eight strokes too many at Pebble Beach. Or nine. Not from me, that’s what other sources are saying. I’m not saying that.”
The comments caused a stir, with PFT Commenter from Barstool Sports even going as far as suggesting that Rodgers should be “in jail” for his behavior on the golf course.
Allen’s sentiments were echoed by many other golfers who participated in the tournament, further fueling the controversy.
Despite the backlash, Rodgers himself seemed jubilant about his win. Following the victory, he expressed his excitement, stating, “This is a pretty big deal for me. I’m not going to sugarcoat it.”
However, Allen and his partner, pro golfer Keith Mitchell, weren’t satisfied with the outcome. While they finished behind Rodgers in the tournament, Mitchell asserted, “I think Josh and I won. Aaron Rodgers doesn’t count. His handicap was crap.”
Rodgers and Allen set for explosive rivalry in the AFC East
Unfazed by the criticism, Rodgers didn’t shy away from a bit of boasting. He mentioned, “Josh Allen was telling me there’s going to be an asterisk by this win because there [were] only three rounds. But I think our names are going to be up there for a long time.”
The rivalry between Rodgers and Allen is about to escalate to a whole new level. With Rodgers making a move to the Jets, both quarterbacks will now be competing in the same division. The Bills have been the dominant force in the AFC East for the past three seasons, but the Jets, bolstered by Rodgers’ arrival and a promising supporting cast, are emerging as strong contenders in their own right.
As fans eagerly anticipate the upcoming NFL season, all eyes will be on these two talented quarterbacks as they take their on-field rivalry to the next level. The drama surrounding the golf tournament controversy has only added fuel to the fire, setting the stage for a captivating showdown between Rodgers and Allen in the months to come.