Early in the pandemic, as sports executives attempted to integrate health and safety measures that would allow their leagues to return, Rodgers called out what he called "double standards" and openly wondered if it was all based on science.
During an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show," Rodgers said that he wasn't for a reduction in protocol per se, but said some rules seemed to conflict with one another.
"You can go to practice and hit each other and be in close contact, but you have to have Plexiglass between you and the guy next to you in the locker room," he said in 2020.
A reporter asked Rodgers in 2021 if he had been vaccinated, and his answer — that he'd been "immunized" against COVID — caused an uproar many months later when it was revealed he had not been vaccinated.
In an interview on "The Joe Rogan Experience," Rodgers said his answer was designed to mislead the public and the media into thinking he'd had the vaccine when really he hadn't.
He said instead he had taken part in an "immunization process through a holistic doctor."
Later that year Rodgers said: "I'm in the crosshairs of the woke mob right now."
In 2022, he even said he believed people were tuning into certain matches — like the Packers-49ers game — to specifically root against him because of his vaccination status.
Sources: Insider, The Pat McAfee Show, CBS Sports, Insider.