Five Reasons We Wish Aaron Rodgers Were Actually Gay

tumblr_myo178EPXS1r7npdno1_500There’s been much speculation about Aaron Rodgers’ sexuality since we reported the demise of a potential relationship between he and his rumored boyfriend, “personal assistant” Kevin Lanflisi. Whether you choose to buy into his “Christian relationship” with a woman or not, you can’t deny that the possibility of an openly gay Packers quarterback would be one of the biggest steps forward for LGBT athletes yet.

Rodgers, of course, has since denied that he is actually gay. But we can’t help but wonder, wouldn’t it be awesome if he were?

There’s so much to love about Aaron Rodgers! Here are the top five reasons it would be totally awesome if he were gay:

2008-Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers walks off the field after losing to the Atlanta Falcons 27-24. The Green Bay Packers hosted the Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field Sunday October 5, 2008. Steve Apps-State Journal.

He’s smart, attractive and talented!

Lord knows most celebrities can either be one or two of the three (usually only attractive and talented), but if Aaron Rodgers were to come out as gay, he’d be the most desirable triple-threat around. Educated at University of California, Berkeley on a full athletic scholarship, this hunk boasted a 3.6 GPA and an SAT score of 1300.

Aaron Rodgers

He’s at the top of his game

If Aaron Rodgers were to come out, he would be the first professional athlete in a major American sport to do so in his prime. This man is not some tired, irrelevant former football player looking to take advantage of the limelight that comes with coming out—he’s been hailed as one of the greatest NFL quarterbacks of all time and continues to deliver historic performances to this day.

He also carried the Green Bay Packers to the Super Bowl in 2011, where he won the prestigious MVP ring that his “personal assistant” loves so much.


He plays for the greatest team in the league

When it comes to football, you can’t get more quintessentially American than the Green Bay Packers. The Wisconsin team has delivered some of the most legendary names to the NFL Hall of Fame, including coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Brett Favre, and has won 13 league championships, more than any other team in the NFL.

The Packers are also the only non-profit, community-owned team in the NFL. Aaron Rodgers literally has the best job in the entire NFL right now—a coming out would work wonders for LGBT acceptance in sports.


He was an underdog

Everyone loves an underdog, right? Despite his impressive current track record, Rodgers attracted little attention from Division I programs and considered quitting football altogether after being rejected from Florida State University. In an interview with E:60 in 2011, he attributed his underdog status to his subpar physical stats. As a high school player, he was only 5’10 and weighed 165 lb.

Ironically enough, Rodgers was originally passed by The San Francisco 49ers in 2005 before slipping to the Packers’ 24th pick.


He has a great sense of humor

I think I speak for us all when I say Aaron Rodgers is a man our community would love to claim. If his cute face, muscular thighs and impressive record haven’t hooked you, his sense of humor sure will.

To his teammates, he’s known as “the king of Photobombing.” To us, the owner of the greatest belt in the NFL:

Besides, don’t you think Tom Daley needs a break?

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  • the other Greg

    “Besides, don’t you think Tom Daley needs a break?”

    Well yeah, Queerty, we hoped you would ease up on the Tom Daley obsession, but we weren’t expecting THIS!

  • avesraggiana

    Tom Daley and his twinky , slightly snub-nose, pixie-face looks and his championship, Olympic diver was a total non-event for me. Diver? Of course he’s gay. Aaron Rodgers on the other hand, wow. He is everything the rest of the world thinks a gay man ought NOT to be. His coming out would have been earth-tilting news indeed.


    Yup, woulda been our Jesse Owens. Oh, well. Good thing we’ve got a backup Messiah..in speedos. :/
    *executes reverse somersault into slough of despond*

  • Kieran

    Nobody should ever be forced to come out of the closet because of “rumors” or anything else. If a gay man chooses to acknowledge being gay publicly it should be on his own terms in his own time.

  • avesraggiana

    @Kieran: Yeah, but man…Aaron Rodgers? It sure would have been nice…

  • Louis

    Wtf are people thinking about this guy? Must we constantly drool over dudes that have an issue with the way in which we live our lives or who we love?

    His father is anti gay so as the saying goes the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree especially when it comes too JOCKS they are some of the most homophobic people out there.

  • tjr101

    I’m sorry, but comparing Aaron Rodgers with Tom Daley? The majority of Americans don’t know Tom Daley because he is in a sport that is not widely popular and well, he doesn’t even represent America. Tom Daley ain’t no “messiah in speedos.”

    Besides my gaydar just doesn’t ping for the likes of Aaron Rodgers, but yea I guess it would be nice to be proven wrong.

  • Niall

    *Sigh* I hope this is not a sign of how the rest of the year will be.

  • dougmc92

    right- because denying you’re gay is always the truth…like Tom Daley, Lance Bass, Wentworth Miller, Matt Bomer, Matt Dallas, Neil Patrick Harris all once denied they were gay or refused to answer the question.

  • SpiderPIG

    Another reason: the GLORIOUS facial hair!

  • mz.sam

    Gay or Nay….No, No NOT Hot. Ladies, you can have him!

  • Joetx

    This is pathetic, Queerty.

    The guy said he isn’t gay. There’s no need to continue to fawn over him, especially given the number of out & proud men out there.

    Let it go.

  • DShucking

    He’s not unattractive. Whether it’s him or some other NFL player I wish someone would just come out so we can get past that milestone. It would take a lot of pressure off anyone else who might be closeted or is rumored to be gay.

  • SpunkyBunks

    C’mon Queerty, this is really unprofessional to out him if he’s not ready. Perez Hilton lost a TON of credibility when he constantly tried to out celebrities without their permission. Now look at his sorry ass. You will look like assholes if you keep pursuing this, drop it already!!

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  • sportyguy1983

    Articles like this show nothing but an obsession to want anyone famous, successful, and attractive gay. Just a sad commentary. How about WE not care so much about someone’s sexual identity and maybe others won’t care about yours. Just sad

  • TomMc

    @sportyguy1983: So that *is someone* who might be a “famous, successful, and attractive gay“?

    That penend, I’ve come back to realizing that most guys where most guys on Queerty, let alone where I live – ableit a smallish city – are better than that (for one, they’re honest).

    (Apologies if you took that as a nasty comment sportguy1983. I know what you were getting at, but still… C’mon man; you, yourself seem to have more integrity than either Misters Rodgers and/or Lanflisi.)

  • TomMc

    ^ “That **penned** I’ve come back to realizing that most guys [minus “where”] on Queerty…”

    Sorry ’bout that sport.

  • TomMc

    @sportyguy1983: ^ “To realizing that [minus WHERE MOST GUYS] on…”

    *sheesh* @ me

  • TomMc

    @DistingueTraces: If he really wants to help Africans, he focus on that Bill from Ugandan which was first considered in 2009.

  • TomMc

    ^ …”Bill from (UgandA)… No Letter “N” appended.

    Okay, that’s it… (Enough typing screw-ups!): I’m outa here for the remainder of Hump Day.

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