With a recently signed three-year, $150.8 million extension under his belt, floors Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is back for another season in the old National Football League. And on Day 1 of Packers training camp, that belt strengthened one, too ribbed white A-shirt tucked into a pair of drainpipe blue jeans. Combined with a shoulder-grazing hairstyle, the look drew comparisons Nicolas Cage‘s turn as Army-Ranger-turned-convict-liberator Cameron Poe in the 1997 prison-break thriller Con air.
On Tuesday, the Packers posted a dramatic slo-mo video of Rogers, saddled up to the stadium, duffel bag in hand, looking quarterback-like pensive as he runs a hand through his mane. Fans immediately clocked his resemblance to Cage’s Poe, down to the shoulder-length mane, 5 o’clock (in the morning) shadow and general creepy demeanor. (To jog your memory, the film stars Cage—along with Steve Buscemi, John Malkovich, Dave Chapelle, and John Cusack, among others—as a lovable ex-criminal who tries to save his fellow prisoners when Malkovich’s supervillain character, Cyrus “The Virus” Grissom, attempts a scorched earth coup in the plane they’re all being transported on.)
The entrance, though obviously orchestrated in some cheeky way – halfway through the 30-second clip, Rogers throws the bag to the ground like he’s just set a building on fire and walks away without even turning to look at it burn – rising. some questions. (Like: Rodgers is still trying to, uh, thwart
Cyrus The virus?)
Or maybe he’s just trying to remind his colleagues about it many hands make light work, or something. Then again, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise to Rodgers, who intends to troll with his preseason theatrics. On Wednesdayhe rocked one The office T-shirt and a pair of holographic shield sunglasses. Good for holding quantities.