Is a despised Aaron Rodgers mean? It seems possible.
The longtime Green Bay Packers quarterback was asked in an interview with The Ringer on Tuesday if he would consider playing for his team’s biggest rival, the Chicago Bears, and his answer is likely to shock the public. most cheeseheads.
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“It’s a difficult thought here,” he said, laughing but not explicitly closing the idea.
Rodgers has previously said he plans to play his entire career in Green Bay, but after the Packers used their first-round pick to draft Jordan Love from Utah state, the reality of his situation changed.
“That’s probably what happens, depending on the circumstances around everything,” he said of the possibility of moving on after this season. “Look at the facts. They exchanged. They wrote it. I would say they like it. They want to play with him. … I get it. I see it clearly and I’m not bitter about it. It kind of is what it is.
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Rodgers said that while the parallels between that draft and the year he was drafted when Brett Favre was the signalman are similar, Favre had spoken of his retirement while still in the game.
“I understand it’s a business, I understand the nature of the business. I am not advocating my place in any way, it will not happen. But I understand how the business works, ”he said. “Was I disappointed? Of course. Who would not be?
Despite that, Rodgers says he only has respect for Love and it’s something he wanted to pass on to her after the pick.
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He said, “I know what he’s going through. The last thing you want is all the negativity about making a childhood dream come true. I just said, ‘Congratulations, man. I understand what you are going through. It’s super exciting. I’m ‘delighted to work with you’, which I am. ”