Stick to Football, Aaron
Flag on the play?
Aaron Rodgers dusted off his acting chops in an appearance on last week’s episode of “The Office.” The 2011 NFL MVP joined reggae artist Santigold and “American Idol” runner-up Clay Aiken as celebrity judges on a reality show called “America’s Next A Capella Sensation.”
The trio had the enviable task of shooting down the musical dreams of Dunder Mifflin’s Andy Bernard (Ed Helms) in the penultimate episode of the Emmy Award comedy in its ninth and final season.
Rodgers, who has been featured in numerous television commercials was making his network TV debut on Thursday night. During his two-minute appearance, Rodgers had about as much chemistry with his fellow performers as he would with B.J. Raji lined up at wide receiver.
We can now safely say that Rodgers should stick to slinging pigskins instead of insults during primetime. Just be glad that Rodgers didn’t pull out the “Discount Double Check" — his famous slogan from State Farm ads — during the show.
Rodgers is one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks, but is a far cry from the best quarterback-turned-actor. It’s a fight between brothers Eli and Peyton Manning for the title.
In that case, Rodgers will just have to settle for being the highest-paid player in NFL history, and that’s not a bad consolation prize.