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Aaron Rodgers takes brutal shot at ESPN’s ‘Monday Night Football’

Aaron Rodgers laid waste to ESPN’s much-maligned “Monday Night Football” broadcasting crews by claiming he watches the action on mute when he actually tunes in to games.

Making his weekly appearance on Pat McAfee’s SiriusXM radio show, the Green Bay Packers quarterback levied a savage blow at the expense of ESPN’s stable of talking heads who have covered “Monday Night Football” for the network in recent seasons before a booth reboot this season.

“I didn’t see a whole lot of that, it was on for a little bit with the sound off, which is how I’ve watched a lot of games on ESPN over the last few years,” Rodgers said when asked if he watched any of the New Orleans Saints’ comeback victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.

After ESPN decided to cut ties this past offseason with the long-embattled duo of Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore after the former was especially raked over the coals for his contributions to the telecast over the past several seasons, the network set its sights on Tony Romo, who instead opted to remain with CBS Sports on a history-making deal.

After again coming up empty-handed in its attempts to land a high-profile name, ESPN settled on the trio of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick to occupy the “MNF” booth.

While Rodgers’ comments appear mostly directed at the previous incarnation of “Monday Night Football” broadcasters, he did say Monday’s game was on mute as well. However, Rodgers added that he watches most games in such a manner.

“I like a lot of people at ESPN, I really do. I love Kenny Mayne, Kenny’s one of my all-time favorites,” Rodgers said. “No, but, you know I enjoy watching football, I enjoy watching Thursday night stuff and Sunday night and Monday night, but I enjoy also listening to music during the games and not necessarily all the commentary.”