GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers stated he may in all probability title all 16 quarterbacks the Chicago Bears have began since he took over because the Inexperienced Bay Packers beginning quarterback in 2008, however then should have realized how lengthy it might take him.
“Counting playoffs? Yeah, I may come shut in all probability,” Rodgers stated when requested the trivia query throughout his press convention Wednesday. “Jay Cutler. Kyle Orton. Rex Grossman. Mitch [Trubisky]…”
After which he bailed.
“I am giving up, I received a gathering to go to,” Rodgers stated. “Cannot wrack the reminiscence banks.”
To be honest, solely seven of the 16 had really began in opposition to Rodgers.
When Bears rookie Justin Fields begins Sunday in opposition to the Packers at Soldier Area, he’ll turn out to be the eighth. He’ll additionally turn out to be 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.
Just one NFL group 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.
Do not count on Rodgers to flip sides within the rivalry even when he forces his approach out of Inexperienced 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 despite the fact that they have not loved me. I get it. Perhaps there will be a little bit extra love when my time involves an finish taking part in right here. However I do have a variety 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 shortly. When pressed with a follow-up, Rodgers stated: “It is simply not going to occur.”
Protected to say Rodgers will not be including his title 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 collection lead of 101-95-6. The six-win edge marks the most important benefit the Packers have ever owned within the collection after they by no means held a collection lead from 1933 to 2016.