Jets QB Aaron Rodgers, a 'big fan' of Taylor Swift, will attend one of her MetLife Stadium show
Aaron Rodgers has been a Jet for roughly a month, but he’s already been enjoying life in the Big Apple.
Rodgers, who has already attended Knicks and Rangers playoff games, has another big-ticket event coming up this weekend: Taking in a Taylor Swift concert at MetLife Stadium.
In an interview with SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Sports Radio, Rodgers said that he’ll be in attendance for one of the three Taylor Swift concerts at MetLife Stadium, which are sure to attract fans from all across the Tri-State area.
But Rodgers isn’t going just for the spectacle of it. As it turns out, he’s a big fan.
You might even call him a Swiftie.
“I’m a fan. I’m a big fan,” Rodgers said. “I’ve got some friends who are also big fans, who are also in my age group.”
Pressed about what his favorite Taylor Swift song is, Rodgers went to 2020’s folklore, displaying a deep knowledge of Swift’s work.
“It’s tough. It’s really tough,” he said. “My favorite album is folklore, my favorite song off that album is 'august,' and my favorite music video is 'I Bet You Think About Me,' which came out recently, like a year ago or so, and a couple of my friends, Miles Teller and his wife (Keleigh Sperry) were in it. I know them and love them, and I love that music video, but folklore is probably my favorite album, and like I said, "august" is probably my favorite song off that album.”
It’s a bit interesting that Rodgers’ favorite Swift song isn’t "Holy Ground," because that’s exactly where he’s trying to take the Jets this season, as he joins a team with legitimate Super Bowl hopes.
And Rodgers, who already has a Super Bowl victory with the Green Bay Packers, knows that winning a ring in New York would make Jets fans' "Wildest Dreams" come true.
“I was watching the 30 for 30 on the ’86 Mets. I was always a big Kevin Mitchell fan growing up. He was a Giant and had a big year in 1989 where he hit like 47 home runs and drove in 125 … I loved that team but I really loved Kevin Mitchell, and Kevin was on the ’86 Mets. He was a rookie and he had the second hit of the inning that actually scored the tying run on the tying run when Mookie Wilson was at bat.
"The reason I’m telling the story is many Mets fans are Jets fans. Obviously, the Jets used to be in Long Island and (have) a ton of fans in that area. You see just the reaction from the Mets fans was so incredible during that time.
“Just the reaction from the fans was so classic, and you realize how special it would be to win a championship anywhere, obviously, but I think especially here in New York with a team that hasn’t been in the playoffs in 12 years and obviously hasn’t been back to the Super Bowl since Broadway Joe.”