Self Above Team — Aaron Rogers

Unless you have been climbing Kilimanjaro or refuse to listen to sports news, you know that Aaron Rogers has Covid, and as it turns out, he was not vaccinated. That in itself isn’t earth-shattering. Plenty of people get Covid even though they have been vaccinated. The good thing is that if they’ve been vaccinated their Covid cases are much milder and they return to normal quickly. They’re a few other NFL quarterbacks who are also not vaccinated. For the life of me I don’t know why, but they are tested daily and must adhere to very strict protocals.

What makes Aaron’s case different is he is perhaps the best quarterback in the NFL, his team has good chance to go to the Super Bowl, when asked if he was vaccinated he said he was “immunized,” and he skirted the protocols that put his teammates at risk of catching Covid.

What upsets this very old football player is that Rogers put himself above team. He chose to be cute, sneaky, and evasive, and in so doing he may have caused others to get sick, caused the team to lose one or more games, and worse sent a signal to his teammates that they were not important. Leaders don’t act in that fashion. You always take one for the team, not the opposite.

We are all part of teams — family, friends, work colleagues, and humankind. There are times in life we are called to do things for the team that may be inconvenient, painful, or even sacrificial. I know a little bit about this. Those hits for the team are what life is all about, and I assure are worth it in the long run. Aaron Rogers no matter how good a player, has lost respect in the eyes of his teammates and fans. That’s not what the game of life is about.


About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. Agreed! I have lost all respect and regard for this selfish person— guess he’s not so smart after all!😡

  2. One more sadly degrading aspect of the sports we grew up with and loved. Too much of what once was a great blend of fun and skill has turned into a business at any age. It is not a part of our society that manifests itself well today.

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