He is used to thinking quickly and making important decisions on the football field.
Aaron Rodgers showed that he was also able to stay together in a real crisis when he recounted his dramatic escape from a busy airport in Peru.
Green Bay Packers quarterback, 36, called the Pat McAfee Show on Friday to explain in detail how he flew out of South America just before the airport in the midst of the pandemic. coronavirus.
Nick of time: Aaron Rodgers, 36, told of a last minute escape from a Peruvian airport on Friday just before it closed due to the coronavirus; shown in 2019
Aaron, who was traveling with three other people, told the host that his flight out of the country nine days ago looked like a scene from Ben Affleck’s blockbuster film Argo, about a group of Americans trying to escape. After the 1979 revolution.
The film presents a climactic scene in which the group must rush for their own flight out of the country.
“Fortunately, no one was chasing us or holding us,” he said, referring to the film. “We didn’t have to speak Farsi to return home, but there were times when we feared we wouldn’t go out.”
Thriller: Aaron called Pat McAfee’s show to tell how his flight looked like the airport escape from the movie directed by Ben Affleck, Argo
Quick escape: “ No one was chasing us, luckily, or holding us, ” he said, referring to the film. “We did not have to speak Farsi to return to the country, but there were times when we were afraid of not going out”; shown in 2018
According to Aaron, there was an “absolute pandemonium at the airport” as people rushed to fly before the impending closure.
The passengers did not appear to observe social distancing or take obvious precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
“When we arrived at the airport at 7 am, it was wall to wall people and you couldn’t move,” he said.
“I was like,” It’s not very safe. “Not many masks, and there was definitely a panic in the air.
No social distancing: “When we arrived at the airport at 7 am, it was wall to wall people and you couldn’t move,” he said; photographed with her ex Olivia Wilde in 2015
Overwhelming: “I was like, ‘It’s not very safe. “Not many masks, and there was definitely a panic in the air”
Rodgers revealed during the call that he is still symptom-free, despite the complete absence of social distancing.
He also told how his flight had left the ground only a few minutes before everything was stopped.
‘Sort of [we] they succeeded, and then they closed the airport because it was really bad weather. They had a timeout where they were going to close the whole airport – we did it by about 15 minutes, ” he said.
Feel good: Rodgers, who was traveling with three other anonymous people, said he was still free of COVID-19 symptoms; photographed in 2018 with his girlfriend Danica Patrick
Close the call: “One way or another [we] they succeeded, and then they closed the airport because it was really bad weather. They had a timeout where they were going to close the whole airport – we did it by about 15 minutes, ” he said.
Peru reported 635 cases of COVID-19, respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus, and 11 deaths on Saturday.
Meanwhile, the United States leads the world in documented cases with more than 113,000. It has reported 1,895 deaths, less than other countries that had experienced previous outbreaks.
Aaron did not specify who he was traveling with in Peru, but the Super Bowl MVP is currently dating former race car driver Danica Patrick, with whom he had a relationship in February 2018.