A Jets fan in Las Vegas had an interesting run-in with Aaron Rodgers ahead of New York’s game against the Raiders on Sunday.
The supporter posted a picture with Rodgers on social media on Saturday evening, having been surprised by the NFL legend.
He was wearing the injured quarterback’s uniform in the Aria hotel in Vegas when he was complimented on his choice of jersey by a stranger. He initially thought it was just another fan.
The photo caption read: ‘*Someone taps me on the shoulder,* ”Nice jersey bro,’ Jets by a million tomorrow. I’m in shock right now. #TakeFlight’
The fan later spoke to MLFootball where he gave the full story on his meeting with the quarterback.
‘My back was turned looking the other way and he was walking through the Aria entrance/mezzanine, and as he passed me he said: “Nice jersey, man”,’ he recalled.
‘I said, ‘Yessir go jets!’ But thought it was just another #JETS FAN.’
‘And by the grace of god, this guy from across the hall yelled, ‘DO YOU EVEN KNOW WHO THAT IS?’ And I immediately thought RODGERS’
‘So I chase him down, and ask him to take a picture, he was so nice.’ I said to him: “I can’t wait to see you THIS YEAR and he gave me a real head nod and thank you.”‘
‘Aaron said: “Thanks for repping the jersey and supporting.”‘
The fan later revealed that he even dressed up as Rodgers on Halloween.
The run-in with the fan was not the first time Rodgers has been seen out and about in Las Vegas this weekend. He was also seen in a picture posted to Raiders wide receiver Davante Adams’ Instagram story.
Rodgers and Adams played together for eight years with the Green Bay Packers and formed a strong bond with each other both on and off the field.
Shortly after the trade deadline reports emerged that the Jets attempted to trade for Adams amid the Raiders chaotic season, but Las Vegas had no intention of shipping the six-time Pro Bowler out of town.