Rivalries

Josh Allen says Aaron Rodgers sandbagged 'the world' in controversial Pebble Beach Pro-Am win

August 02, 2023
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Tracy Wilcox

After a trade that sent him to the New York Jets, Aaron Rodgers will be seeing a lot more of Josh Allen this season in the AFC East. But forget about being division rivals, these two quarterbacks' biggest beef with each other remains about golf.

Let's back up a second to February when Rodgers won the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Well, he won the Am portion along with PGA Tour pro Ben Silverman (Justin Rose won the main competition). Rodgers was ecstatic to earn his biggest sports title since winning the Super Bowl over a decade before, but not everyone was as pleased with what turned out to be a controversial victory.

As you can see from the photo above, Allen wasn't thrilled, specifically with Rodgers getting 10 strokes in the competition when his handicap hovers around a 3 (and he's proven to be that good in multiple editions of Capital One's The Match). In fact, Allen's partner at Pebble, PGA Tour winner Keith Mitchell, went as far as to call Rodgers' handicap "CRAP." And we can't say that we disagree.

Anyway, fast forward about six months and Allen was asked about the situation on Barstool's Pardon My Take. The Bills QB agreed Rodgers had cheated and sandbagged "the world" during the win. He stopped short, however, of a proposed jail sentence for the offense. Have a look and listen:

Looks like we just found the perfect battle for the next Capital One's The Match!

Again, it's hard to argue with Josh here. Rodgers' handicap was extremely sketchy, not that he's the first to draw attention for that (*cough* Larry Fitzgerald *cough*). And again, these guys are going to face off on the football field (at least) two times this season. Get your popcorn ready.