Aaron Rodgers led the New York Jets out of the tunnel on Sept. 11, a significant date for New Yorkers and the nation after the 2001 World Trade Center attacks. He carried an American flag on his shoulder.
It was a patriotic moment for some, but others remembered Rodgers' infamous 9/11 statements from years before.
In an interview with The Breneman Show podcast last year, NFL quarterback DeShone Kizer recalled a conversation with Aaron Rodgers during their time together
with the Green Bay Packers in which Rodgers asked him if he believed in 9/11 and told him to “read up on that.”
Kizer then alleged Rodgers told him to “read up on that,” suggesting he accepted 9/11 conspiracy theories.
Rodgers' dramatic arrival with an American flag to the cheers of thousands of New Yorkers reminded many of those comments.
After four snaps in his Jets debut, Rodgers suffered a season-ending Achilles injury.