Aaron Rodgers reacts to possibly leaving Packers to play for Chicago
Rodgers’ future in Green Bay became a major topic of discussion back in April when the Packers used their first-round draft pick on Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.
While Rodgers is 36 years old and certainly in the back nine of his NFL career, Green Bay’s decision to take a signal-caller in Round 1 of the draft came as a surprise to many, especially considering that the Packers were in need of help at wide receiver.
This week, NFL Network host and Chicago Bears fan Kyle Brandt interviewed Rodgers on his 10 Questions with Kyle Brandt podcast and asked Rodgers if he ever imagined himself in a Bears uniform.
Rodgers’ reaction? Fairly diplomatic:
“That’s a tough thought right there,” said a laughing Rodgers.
The idea of Rodgers playing for Chicago certainly sounds crazy, given that the Bears are the Packers’ fiercest rivals. However, it would not be the first time that a Green Bay legend decided to join a divisional foe.
Back in 2009, Brett Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings, a move that was not surprisingly met with a whole lot of resistance and strong disapproval from the Packers fan base.
Of course, the Green Bay faithful has since forgiven Favre and will forever revere him as an icon in Packers history, but I’m not sure Wisconsin would want to go through that type of thing again with Rodgers.
Rodgers has spent the first 16 years of his career with Green Bay.