Travis Kelce of the Chiefs Syndication: The Record

Travis Kelce has been in the news a lot recently as his relationship with Taylor Swift has caused tons of attention to be focused on him, the Kansas City Chiefs, and the NFL.

During a recent discussion about Kelce on The Pat McAfee Show, New York Jets quarterback and noted anti-vaxxer Aaron Rodgers cheekily referred to the tight end as “Mr. Pfizer” due to his commercials for the drug company, which makes one of the COVID-19 vaccines.

Friday, Kelce had the chance to respond and said that he has no problem with the nickname.

“I thought it was pretty good,” said Kelce. “I mean, with the stache right now I look like a guy named Mr. Pfizer. Who knew I’d get into the vax wars with Aaron Rodgers? Mr. Pfizer versus the Johnson and Johnson family over there,” a reference to Rodgers playing for the team owned by J&J heir Woody Johnson.

“I got [the vaccine] because of keeping myself safe, keeping my family safe, the people in this building, so yeah I stand by it. 1000 percent and fully comfortable with him calling me Mr. Pfizer.”

The NFL world had some fun with Kelce’s response and how they presume Rodgers, who doesn’t like to be critiqued very much, might feel about it.

[Adam Schefter]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to