Aaron Rodgers is a man of mystery.
The newly minted New Yorker has made his presence felt in the Big Apple. Knicks games with Sauce Gardner? Check. Taylor Swift concert? Check.
Now, he’s made his way to Broadway — literally. Rodgers pulled up to the Tony Awards on Sunday night, catching the general viewing public by surprise in the process. The four-time NFL MVP has been to many an awards show over the years. That didn’t make him look any less like a fish out of water here, something the Twitterverse pointed out with reckless abandon.
Ummmm why the heck is Aaron Rodgers at the Tony Awards? pic.twitter.com/DvDAM3VbtY
— Jessie Geraci-Perez (@TheRealJay_Gee) June 12, 2023
Perhaps Rodgers is an appreciator of the fine arts. Or he’s trying to embed himself into the fabric of New York’s extracurricular scene. Either way, he and teammate C.J. Uzomah certainly caught some glares under the glimmering United Palace spotlights.
For what it’s worth, Rodgers and Uzomah did their best to get in the mood. Rodgers showed up to the showcase of stuffiness in a sleek, coffee brown suit and suede shoes. Uzomah did his best to outshine his signal-caller. The hulking tight end was a picture of elegance, waltzing around in his Sunday best (tuxedo).
— Harrison Glaser (@NYJetsTFMedia) June 12, 2023
Regardless, Twitter was always going to Twitter. Check out some of the best reactions to the cameo that no one saw coming.
Why is Aaron Rodgers sitting behind Casey Nicolaw at the Tony Awards
— pam snot (@sydneyjanexo) June 12, 2023
I absolutely need to know what Jets Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was thinking from the audience of the Tony Awards as the Shucked cast started their number about loving corn
— Camryn Puccio (@cleonap00) June 12, 2023
Just saw Aaron Rodgers at the Tony’s I think??? Is he lost???
— ⚡️Alyssa⚡️ (@_HoranCraic_) June 12, 2023
Aaron Rodgers at the Tony Awards. pic.twitter.com/Ig4E9u6BPL
— Justin Colombo (@JColombo54) June 12, 2023
Shoutout to the interns at the Jets who sent Aaron Rodgers and CJ Uzomah to the Tony Awards!!! 😂😂🤪
— Zac Ostrowski (@zac_ostrowski) June 12, 2023
Just saw Aaron Rodgers in the audience of the Tony Awards of all places, and now he’s ruined that for me too.
— Rachel H. (@rhawki13) June 12, 2023
Aaron Rodgers ankle must be fine – he’s at the Tony Awards (congrats Jets fans)
— Dick Grayson (@ETKevinsMind) June 12, 2023
Say what you want about Rodgers. He’s doing his best to fill out his honorary New Yorker punch card. Next up? Getting into a fight with a pigeon, perhaps.