Then news dropped that Aaron Rodgers was out due to COVID-19.
The added layer to this story is the fact Rodgers led everyone to believe he was vaccinated when in fact he was not.
That means Jordan Love is getting the start for the Packers and the game itself loses some drama.
Mahomes spoke on the matter and mentioned how this news was “definitely disappointing.”
He also went on to say:
“When you get to see an all-time great like him play and I’ve kind of watched his game for a long time, feeling that I play a similar style, you always want to compete against the best,” Mahomes said, as shared by Pro Football Talk. “Hopefully he’s healthy, it’s not too bad, I’m sure he’ll come back from it stronger than he was before.”
The good news for the Chiefs is that this game has become much easier to win, at least on paper.
That’s not great. https://t.co/KBBf81YxIY
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 3, 2021
Missing Out On A Great Showdown
It is fair for Mahomes to be bummed about not being able to go up against Rodgers.
The two share a similar playing style with their no-look passes and general ability to make plays out of nothing.
Yet Rodgers’ absence means the 4-4 Chiefs have a better shot at winning and getting up over the .500 mark.
That is huge in a year when the AFC West is more competitive.
Every win counts, even if it has to come thanks to a major absence on the opposing side.
There is still no guarantee, however, the Chiefs come away victorious.
If Jordan Love beats Mahomes pic.twitter.com/6UfJXcznto
— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) November 3, 2021
Kansas City barely beat the New York Giants on Monday and Love may prove he is worthy of starting in Green Bay.
What was already a game filled with storylines only added more.
It is just unfortunate that lying about something so major is the cause for the extra headlines.