GREEN BAY, Wis. – Aaron Rodgers stated he may most likely identify all 16 totally different quarterbacks the Chicago Bears have began since he took over because the Green Bay Packers beginning quarterback in 2008 however then will need to have realized how lengthy it might take him.
“Counting playoffs? Yeah, I may come shut most likely,” Rodgers stated when requested the trivia query throughout his press convention Wednesday. “Jay Cutler. Kyle Orton. Rex Grossman. Mitch [Trubisky]…”
And then he bailed.
“I’m giving up, I acquired a gathering to go to,” Rodgers stated. “Can’t wrack the reminiscence banks.”
To be honest, solely seven of the 16 had truly began in opposition to Rodgers.
When Bears rookie Justin Fields begins Sunday in opposition to the Packers at Soldier Field, he’ll change into the eighth. He’ll additionally change into the twentieth totally different beginning quarterback the Bears have used in opposition to the Packers since 1992, when Brett Favre took over because the Packers starter. In that very same time, the Packers have used solely three totally different beginning quarterbacks in opposition to the Bears: Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley.
Only one NFL workforce has began extra quarterbacks since 2008, together with playoffs, than the Bears’ 16. The Browns have began 21 totally different quarterbacks, whereas the Broncos have matched the Bears at 16.
Don’t anticipate Rodgers to flip sides within the rivalry even when he forces his manner out of Green Bay after this season.
After he spoke at size about how a lot he likes Chicago — saying “I’ve all the time loved the town, loved the followers although they have not loved me. I get it. Maybe there will be somewhat extra love when my time involves an finish taking part in right here. But I do have plenty of respect for the town and the sports activities,” — he was requested if he may ever see himself taking part in for the Bears.
“No,” he stated rapidly. When pressed with a follow-up, Rodgers stated: “It’s simply not going to occur.”
Safe to say Rodgers will not be including his identify to the lengthy listing of Bears beginning quarterbacks anytime quickly.
Sunday will mark the 203rd all-time assembly between the Packers and Bears, together with playoffs, and the Packers have a sequence lead of 101-95-6. The six-win edge marks the biggest benefit the Packers have ever owned within the sequence after the Packers by no means held a sequence lead from 1933 to 2016.