Patrick Mahomes explains his ‘hate’ comment about Aaron Rodgers’ injury

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Do not worry – Patrick Mahomes I didn’t mean to say he hates Aaron Rodgers.

The 27-year-old Kansas City Chiefs quarterback took to social media to comment on Rodgers’ unfortunate ankle injury, which he suffered within the first five minutes of the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game on Monday, September 11 Fans misunderstand his message.

“Hate that man… I’m praying for the best,” Mahomes wrote about X (formerly known as Twitter), which resulted in confused comments. When the athlete realized his grammatical error, he quickly changed the post to read: “Hate this man… I’m praying for the best.” He added in a follow-up tweet: “I knew I would need this edit button here one day,” with a crying, laughing emoji.

Fans quickly took to the comments section to jokingly call out Mahomes for his mistake. “Commas are important bro,” one person wrote, while another replied: “Thanks @elonmusk lol Almost disaster averted!!!!” A third added: “Well saved! Rodgers won’t even know.”

Rodgers, 39, suffered an ankle injury after being sacked by Bills edge rusher Leonard Floyd during Monday’s game, which marked his debut with the New York team. Rodgers was attended to on the field at MetLife Stadium before medical staff helped him.

While X-rays later revealed no broken bones, Rodgers was replaced by a backup QB Zach Wilson for the rest of the night and it remains unknown when he will be able to rejoin the team.

Ahead of Monday’s Jets-Bills showdown, Rodgers talked about the importance of manifesting and voicing what you want to put into action.

“I visualize [winning the Super Bowl] all the time,” Rodgers recently said via The athlete. “This is part of training your mind and being intentional with your words to make the realization of those thoughts, goals and dreams a reality. You have to have this belief first. I firmly believe in that. That’s why we talk about it, we don’t shy away from it.”

The ESPYS 2018 Arrivals, Aaron Rodgers
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For his part, Mahomes can understand Rodgers’ injury. He was dealing with a dislocated kneecap when the Chiefs faced the Green Bay Packers – Rodgers’ team at the time – in 2019. While the Packers took home the win, the Chiefs defeated them in another regular season game two years later in 2021.

The duo may be rivals in football, but both Rodgers and Mahomes have previously spoken about being good friends off the field. They appeared together in several State Farm commercials in 2019. The following year, Rodgers praised Mahomes for his talent.

“I love my buddy and State Farm ally Pat Mahomes,” Rodgers said in an interview with The alarm clock in August 2020. “Just the way he plays really reminds me of myself and I say that with the utmost respect and humility just because I love watching him play, because he runs around, he makes throws everywhere, he not- The look passes, and he does it with enough balance between boastfulness and humility.”

For his part, Mahomes spoke about his dynamic with Rodgers during a press conference in January 2020. When asked if he asks Rodgers for advice, he replied: “I haven’t even thought about that.” Maybe I have to. I have a relationship where I can talk to him, text him and do things like that .”

Lindsay Lowe

Lindsay Lowe is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Lindsay Lowe joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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