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Aaron Rodgers’ brother sides with Russell Wilson in QBs’ God debate

The brother of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers seemed to side with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in the ongoing back-and-forth between the quarterbacks regarding God’s role in their rivalry.

Jordan Rodgers, a quarterback himself during his playing days at Vanderbilt, The Big Lead reports he took to Twitter to praise Wilson for taking the “high road.”

https://twitter.com/JRodgers11/status/647183264545939456

The entire “controversy” stems from Rodgers taking a shot at Wilson following the Packers’ 27-17 win over the Seahawks on Sunday night, saying, “I think God was a Packers fan tonight, so he was taking care of us.”

The sarcastic quip from Rodgers was in response to Wilson’s suggestion following Seattle’s surprising victory over Green Bay in NFL Championship Game that God was on his team’s side.

“That’s God setting it up, to make it so dramatic, so rewarding, so special,” he said shortly after the win.

Wilson, when asked to respond to Rodgers’ barb earlier this week, elected to take the high road (as Rodgers’ brother put it).

“I think that in terms of that comment in all that, you know everybody has a right to their own opinion,” Wilson told reporters, via Pro Football Talk. “I know for me, I’m just grateful that God has given me the opportunity to play the great game of football, I’m so grateful. I know one of the things that my parents always taught me is just continue to reign humble in your victories and your losses, and I think that’s just the thing that I’m grateful for, just to be able to play the game of football, and I love it. So like I said, everybody [is entitled] to their own opinion.”

In the end, the entire sideshow is much ado about nothing, but the fact that Rodgers’ own brother sided with Wilson brings an element of a potential familial disconnect to the entire thing.