Besides winning individual accolades and leading the Packers to deep playoff runs, Aaron Rodgers has also enjoyed beating up on the Chicago Bears during his career. Since Rodgers entered the NFL, he’s been nothing but a nightmare for the Bears, beating them on 25 occasions while losing only five times.
Last year, he even showed off his impressive record in their faces, yelling “I still own you,” during a regular season game at Soldier Field.
The reason why he relishes that so much could actually flatter Chicago. But as Rodgers explained on “Pardon My Take”, he relishes beating the Bears because of what they represent.
“Yes, because it’s a great sports town,” Rodgers replied. “If we’re beating up on a town that doesn’t have a great sports history, it’s just another win. Chicago is Chicago. You’ve got 100 years of Bears football almost, right? You have the Chicago Bulls, I grew up a Bulls fan.
“Back on my old TV, when w had seven dials, you had to hit it just right with the antenna, and we could get WGN so we could watch Cubs baseball and Harry Caray, that was iconic, and Bulls basketball. I grew up watching Chicago sports.”
It turns out that Rodgers actually has a lot of respect for the team’s history, but that respect is likely not going to return to him since he continues to dominate and won’t retire.
However, as much as he enjoys beating the Bears, there is only one thing he cares about going forward.
“I say this as heartfelt as I can, I want to win a championship,” Rodgers told NFL.com’s Adam Schein on his Mad Dog Sports Radio podcast on SiriusXM. “I’ve had all the individual success I could possibly ever have dreamed of accomplishing. I’ve got four MVPs. I’m an honorary black belt. I’d like to win another Super Bowl. That’s most important. Everything else would be just purely icing on the cake.”
Getting that Vince Lombardi trophy has become quite elusive for him and the Packers since 2011. Eleven years later, Rodgers is still pursuing his second ring at Lambeau Field.