Aaron Rodgers became an instant meme during the Packers’ Thursday night win over the previously undefeated Cardinals.
In the third quarter of the game, Rodgers threw a touchdown to Randall Cobb to put the Packers up by two scores.
However, Rodgers took a hard, late hit from Jordan Phillips at the end of the play, and Phillips was called for roughing the passer.
The image of the three-time MVP on the ground after the hit — captured on the Fox broadcast — immediately went viral.
Aaron Rodgers threw a TD seconds before this happened: pic.twitter.com/VpS7v0QqpP
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 29, 2021
In his post game press conference, Rodgers was asked if he had seen the picture of himself yet. He nodded with a grin on his face, saying, “I saw it.”
Rodgers kept it at that, but the reporter probed, asking if he had any thought on it.
Still smiling, Rodgers shrugged and simply said, “Man, the internet’s undefeated.”
The Packers will now put this game behind them and look ahead to their matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs next Sunday. However, something tells me this meme won’t be going away any time soon!