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Aaron Rodgers: Smoking gesture a tribute to Jay Cutler or dummy signal – or both

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers is usually at his media best when he's asked to explain his jocular lines or unusual gestures, which was the case when he discussed the pre-snap smoking motion he occasionally uses in games.

TV cameras caught him doing it again in Sunday's 38-17 win over the Chicago Bears, and a couple of listeners to his ESPN Milwaukee radio show asked host Jason Wilde to ask Rodgers about it.

"That was just a tribute to Jay Cutler, because there's that 'Smoking Jay' website," Rodgers said on Tuesday's show. "So I was just doing a tribute to Jay there."

Rodgers said it in a way that made it completely unclear whether he was joking or not.

"That's what it was," Rodgers insisted before backing down. "I don't know. I don't remember."

Then Rodgers said it's a dummy signal used in the no-huddle offense.

"You know, like, smoking dope; you're a dummy if you smoke dope," Rodgers said.