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Aaron Rodgers is a big fan of Johnny Manziel

Posted by: Michael Rand under Professional football, Vikings Updated: June 16, 2014 - 2:48 PM

 

Aaron Rodgers likes Johnny Manziel. Does that mean we have to UN-like Manziel, or does this only make our secret admiration for the rival Rodgers grow. Dilemma!

 

In any event, here's what we're talking about, per ESPN.com (AP photo of Rodgers before the Vikings game last year, and not long before he probably opened a tap room in Northeast).

After Rodgers was photographed recently by Us Weekly magazine holding hands and kissing his new girlfriend, actress Olivia Munn, he said he was not bothered by what earlier in his career he would have described as an invasion of his privacy.

"I'm just going to live my life and enjoy my relationship and realize that comes with it," Rodgers said during an interview on Monday. "I still enjoy what little privacy I have left, and I'm going to hold on to that. But I'm not going to let that stuff bother me in ways that it used to."

In that regard, he said he admires how Manziel has handled all the attention that has come with being "Johnny Football."

"His talent speaks for itself, but you know what, I think he has kept the right attitude through all of this," Rodgers said. "He's a young guy doing what young guys do, and he's enjoying life. He's had some opportunities to do some pretty cool things -- sitting courtside at games and whatnot -- but he can't control the people taking pictures of him. He can't control the people wanting to be around him. He can control where he's at, and I'm sure he learned a little more about some of the reaction he's going to get when he does go to Vegas or whatnot.

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