Aaron Rodgers, ‘Pittsburgh Dad’ appear on show over rumors QB wants to play for Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Did yinz see this? Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made an appearance on the Pat McAfee Show and there was a special message sent in from “Pittsburgh Dad.”

The apparent lovefest between Rodgers and all things Pittsburgh continues after rumors the Super Bowl-winning quarterback was considering a push to be traded to the Steelers. Despite that, Rodgers appeared to quash that idea.

“I’m just speaking the truth,” Rodgers said. “Ask me a question about Mike Tomlin, I’m going to tell you how I feel about Mike Tomlin. If you want to take that and run with it and say I’m angling for my next team or something, I’m not. I’m just answering questions about Mike Tomlin.”

In a previous appearance on the program, Rodgers said he has “a ton of respect for Mike (Tomlin)” and that “he’s a fantastic coach.”

The rumor mill continued, especially after an odd exchange during Sunday’s game in Green Bay. Rodgers attempted to quick-snap the ball and catch the Steelers in a substitution. Tomlin was able to call a timeout instead. It led to a smile and a nod from each of them.

Added to all of this is the offseason drama between Rodgers and the Packers. ESPN reported back in May that Rodgers had confided in several people that he was so frustrated with the Packers that he didn’t want to play there anymore.