Aaron Rodgers speaks out on wild Peru departure during coronavirus outbreak
Aaron Rodgers is used to having to create off-script with the Green Bay Packers and he had to put those skills to use in an airport. While making an appearance on Pat McAfee’s radio show, Rodgers spoke about his wild departure from Peru during the coronavirus outbreak:
“Have you seen the movie ‘Argo’?” Rodgers asked via the Pat McAfee Show. “The scene at the end where they’re racing to the airport. Nobody was chasing us, thankfully, or holding us. We didn’t have to speak Farsi to get back into the country, but there were some moments where we worried we were not going to get out. It was absolute pandemonium at the airport.”
The Packers’ longtime quarterback was with a group of three other people that made a trip to Peru. When the news surfaced of the coronavirus outbreak, Peru began to close their airports. However, Rodgers and his group made a frenzied dash to make a flight home on a private plane.
Luckily for Rodgers, he was able to return to his home in Malibu, California. Rodgers went on to share that none of the people on the trip showed symptoms of having the coronavirus. Also, he exclaimed that the trip took place in Cusco, Peru — a place where they weren’t any reported cases of coronavirus.
Now, Rodgers and his girlfriend Danica Patrick are awaiting for the coronavirus pandemic to pass. Over his career, Rodgers is known for calling audibles to catch the defense off guard.
This time around, he needed to call an audible to make sure he returned home safely.