Aaron Rodgers reveals his Halloween costume. Randall Cobb, David Bakhtiari among other Packers who dressed up.

Kendra Meinert
Green Bay Press-Gazette
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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers motions during pregame warmup before playing the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on Oct 28 in Glendale, Arizona.

If you guessed John Wick over "The Dude," you were right.

After weeks of speculation as to what the long hair was all about, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rogers revealed his Halloween costume on Saturday night with an Instagram post that shows him as Keanu Reeves' professional hitman character in the "John Wick" film franchise. 

The black and white photo recreates the "good dog" scene with Wick and his pit bull in the back of a cab in 2019's "John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum."

It turns out Rodgers' canine co-star was courtesy of Packers outside linebacker Preston Smith. He thanked him on Tuesday's "Pat McAfee Show" while talking about all the Halloween fun.

"To finish off the costume I needed a pit bull, and I wasn't keen on going down to the animal shelter and seeing if there was one there ..." Rodgers said. "So I went to Preston's house. Preston was not only my dog supplier but also my photographer, so big shout-out to Preston for helping me out with the outfit."

In early September, Rodgers told “The Pat McAfee Show” his long hair this season “has been a year in the making for my costume” for Halloween and that “it’s somebody who is a hero of mine who has longish hair.”

It set off a guessing frenzy among fans on social media that ran the gamut from musician Scott Stapp and Jesus Christ to Obi-Wan Kenobi of "Star Wars" and Nicolas Cage's character in "Con Air."

Sports betting odds had "The Dude" from "The Big Lebowski" as the favorite with 4-1 odds. John Wick didn't even make the list. 

In an Instagram Story posted on Halloween, Rodgers shared more photos of himself in character as the assassin Wick with one of his lines from the second film in the franchise: "You wanted me back ... I'm back."

That quote also seems to fit Rodgers' own storyline with the Packers this year, after an offseason in which it was unclear if he would return to Green Bay, and the precision with which he and the team have been taking out opponents during the current seven-game winning streak.

Packers veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis shared video in an Instagram Story of Rodgers as Wick having a moment to the music of rapper Pooh Shiesty at a Packers Halloween party. The video has more than 1.8 million views on Bleacher Report's TikTok. 

Rodgers' has described himself as "a John Wick diehard fan" as well as a Reeves fan. In August, he gave a shoutout to the next installment, “John Wick: Chapter 4,” due out in May, in an Instagram photo of himself with the hashtag “johnwick4.”

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Other Packers players showed off their Halloween costumes on Instagram, too, including left tackle David Bakhtiari and fiancée Frankie Shebby, who turned up as 1970s comedy duo Cheech & Chong.

Wide receiver Randall Cobb channeled Ye, the rapper and music producer formerly known as Kanye West, and the all-red ensemble he sported this summer for an event for his new "Donda" album, with lyrics from the song "Praise God" as the caption. Cobb's wife, Aiyda, was dressed in matching red as Kim Kardashian West. 

Guard Lucas Patrick and his wife, Annie, looked like they just came from the Dutton Ranch on Paramount's hit drama "Yellowstone." They were dressed as ranch hand Rip Wheeler and his tough-as-nails girlfriend, Beth Dutton.

Lewis went all in as the musclebound villain Bane from "The Dark Knight Rises."

Also with a nod to Batman supervillains, Smith showed up in purple pinstripes as the Joker.

Contact Kendra Meinert at 920-431-8347 or kmeinert@greenbay.gannett.com. Follow her on Twitter @KendraMeinert

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