ESPN is ranking athletes by global fame and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came in at No. 53 on that list.
The factors used to compile the list are salary, endorsements, social media fan base and Google search popularity. We’re not sure what salary has to do with fame, but it’s not our list so it isn’t held up to any sensical standard.
This is what ESPN had to say about QB1.
IT’S GOOD TO BE: A two-time NFL MVP with a Super Bowl trophy, a $22 million-a-year salary, a national State Farm endorsement deal, a movie-star fiancée and the highest passer rating in NFL history. If you ever wanted to tell the cocky high school quarterback, “This is as good as it’ll ever get for you,” Aaron Rodgers is not the evidence you would cite.
Notice anything odd in there?
How about this word?
Did AR get engaged and we didn’t get the memo? Or does ESPN just not know what the fuck they’re talking about?
Until further notice, we’re going with the latter.
Not surprisingly, Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is No. 1 on the list.