Patrick Mahomes Clarifies His ‘Hate’ Comment on Aaron Rodgers’ Injury

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Don’t fear — Patrick Mahomes didn’t imply to say he hates Aaron Rodgers. 

The Kansas Metropolis Chiefs quarterback, 27, took to social media to touch upon Rodgers’ unlucky ankle damage that occurred throughout the first 5 minutes of the New York Jets vs. Buffalo Payments recreation on Monday, September 11. Nevertheless, his lack of punctuation induced followers to misconceive his message.

“Hate that man … Praying for the very best,” Mahomes wrote via X (previously generally known as Twitter), to which confused feedback started pouring in. Realizing his grammatical flub, the athlete rapidly edited the submit to learn, “Hate that, man … Praying for the very best.” He added in a follow-up tweet: “Knew I used to be going to want that edit button on right here certainly one of today,” with a crying laughing emoji. 

Followers rapidly took to the feedback part to jokingly roast Mahomes for his error. “Commas matter bro,” one particular person wrote, whereas one other replied, “Thanks @elonmusk lol Close to catastrophe averted!!!!!.” A 3rd added: “Good save! Rodgers received’t even know.”

Rodgers, 39, suffered an ankle damage after being sacked by Payments edge rusher Leonard Floyd throughout Monday’s recreation, which marked his debut with the New York workforce. Rodgers was attended to on the sector at MetLife Stadium earlier than being helped off by medical employees. 

Whereas X-rays later revealed no damaged bones, Rodgers was changed by backup QB Zach Wilson for the remainder of the night time and it stays unknown when he’ll be capable to rejoin the workforce. 

Previous to Monday’s Jets vs. Payments showdown, Rodgers spoke in regards to the significance of manifesting and talking what one needs to see into existence.

“I visualize [winning the Super Bowl] on a regular basis,” Rodgers mentioned just lately, per The Athletic. “That’s a part of coaching your thoughts and being intentional along with your phrases in regards to the manifestation of these ideas and targets and goals into actuality. You first should have that perception. I imagine strongly in that. That’s why we discuss it, we don’t shrink back from it.”

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Mahomes, for his half, can relate to Rodgers’ damage. He was coping with a kneecap dislocation damage when the Chiefs confronted off in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers — Rodgers’ then-team — in 2019.  Whereas the Packers took dwelling the win, the Chiefs defeated them in one other common season match two years later in 2021. 

The duo could also be rivals in soccer, however each Rodgers and Mahomes have beforehand spoken about being good friends off the sector. They have been featured in a number of State Farm commercials collectively in 2019. The next 12 months, Rodgers praised Mahomes for his expertise. 

“I like my buddy and State Farm ally Pat Mahomes,” Rodgers mentioned in an interview with The Ringer in August 2020. “Simply the way in which he performs actually jogs my memory of myself and I say that with the utmost quantity of respect and humility simply because I like watching him play as a result of he runs round, he makes throws in all places, he no-look passes and he does it with sufficient stability between swagger and humility.”

Mahomes, for his half, opened up about his dynamic with Rodgers throughout a press convention in January 2020. When requested about if he goes to Rodgers for steerage, he replied, “I haven’t even thought of that. I would must. I do have a relationship the place I can speak to him and textual content him and do stuff like that.”