Unlike most people who spent the last decade watching Game of Thrones, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers got the opportunity to be in an episode during the show’s final season. Like seemingly many who sat through season eight and watched the final episode on Sunday, Rodgers has some complaints with how things went down.
Rodgers spoke to reporters on Tuesday and got asked about the show, both because of his cameo and how he thought it ended. After giving some hints as to which character he played in the show’s penultimate episode — well, he more said which two characters he didn’t play — Rodgers was asked about the series finale, saying he wasn’t satisfied with how it ended.
[Here is the point of the post where we are going to dive into spoilers, you’ve been warned.]
Rodgers took umbrage to the series ending with Bran Stark becoming ruler of the six kingdoms. Specifically, Rodgers objected to Tyrion Lannister making a case for Bran — one that ended up being successful — based around his story.
“You come down to the end and Tyrion says the person with the best story is Bran?” Rodgers asked. “Who, by the way, three episodes ago, said he wasn’t Bran Stark anymore. No. Jon had a better story, Dany had a better story, Arya had a better story, Sansa had a better story, Tyrion had a better story, Varys had a better story. Bronn, lot better story. Jaime, better story. Cersei, probably better story. Any Baratheon, better story.”
Rodgers went onto say that he thought Daenerys Targaryen should have sat on the Iron Throne — an opportunity that never got afforded to her thanks to Jon Snow and a dagger — before going into a bit about Bran knowing what he was doing all along. Then, the All-Pro quarterback unleashed one final theory on why he was a bit disappointed in how the final season played out.
“Look, I love the opportunity to be in the show, which most people probably don’t think I was, but I was in,” Rodgers said. “I love the show, but the writers are also doing Star Wars, so I think they might have been a little busy this last season.”