It officially became cool last summer for dudes to openly follow The Bachelorette. Now that Aaron Rodgers’ younger (and arguably better looking) brother, Jordan, is a hopeless romantic contestant, we might start to have watch parties dedicated to the joke of a reality show. We know that Jordan Rodgers will join 25 other single men to compete for the right to win the heart of 25-year-old bombshell, JoJo Fletcher.
Jordan Rodgers, who graduated from Vanderbilt in 2013 after two seasons as the starting quarterback for the Commodores, lists his occupation on the show’s information as “Former Pro Quarterback” despite never even dressing a single game during stints with three NFL teams and one CFL team.
This news rings a familiar bell with another notably handsome SEC quarterback who never could successfully break into the pros. Jesse Palmer, now known as the opinionated color commentator on ESPN’s college football broadcasts, got his start in show business in 2004 as the title role on The Bachelor four years removed from being Steve Spurrier’s Canadian golden boy QB in Gainesville. Ever since, he’s been moving up the food chain at ESPN, and if I’m not mistaken, I also saw him hugging some moms while wearing a pink shirt on Good Morning America this morning during a dentist visit.
Some young men are born into a family in which filling the shoes of their older siblings is a near-impossible task. To a degree, I am one of those people. To a much larger degree, so is Jordan Rodgers.
Five years junior to First Team All-American Badass Aaron Rodgers, little brother started his post-high school career on a similar note at northern California’s Butte College, a junior college where Aaron’s legend was born. Instead of going to nearby Cal-Berkeley after Butte, Jordan opted for similarly prestigious Vanderbilt to get himself a taste of how we ball in the SEC.
After humiliating my Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington 40-0 in his 2012 senior season, it’s too bad that Jordan was never able to become the Eli to his older Peyton in the pros.
Being significantly inferior to your alpha male older brother is no fun. I know I’m not the only one who sees the opportunity here for Jordan to grab and take down a trail already blazed by Jesse Palmer.
Stay tuned to Crick Watson in the upcoming weeks for his hilariously judgmental take on all the Bachelorette contestants and more. .
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