Aaron Rodgers seems like someone who can find motivation just about anywhere.
Last Sunday, it came from fans in Chicago flipping him off and screaming obscenities at him.
The story goes that Rodgers ran in the late touchdown to give the Green Bay Packers a double-digit lead and the quarterback responded by telling Bears fans he owns them.
“I STILL OWN YOU!”
Aaron Rodgers to Bears fans 🍿
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 17, 2021
Rodgers sure seems to be having fun after all the drama this past offseason.
He was asked by friend and podcast host Pat McAfee if he had any regrets about the message to Bears fans.
The quarterback gave an expected response.
No Reason To Have Regrets
“It was definitely spur of the moment,” Rodgers said, via NFL.com. “And I am proud of my (touchdown) runs; there’s been some local media folks in Green Bay who talked ad nauseam about my decreasing ability to kind of get out of the pocket and make things happen. … To be able to pull that one out and get the old pump-fake working and get into the end zone was pretty special.”
There is no reason why Rodgers should or would have any regrets.
He scored an exhilarating touchdown and looked up to see fans screaming at him.
Answering back is all part of the fun of football.
Aaron Rodgers telling bears fans “I still own you” and then sitting like this after the touchdown has made my entire year. pic.twitter.com/Yi8HnGDmkW
— Ԑm 🙂 CHAMPS🦌🏆 (@Taebucks34) October 17, 2021
The game was also a close one and a Packers loss would have put them and the Bears at 4-2 in the standings.
Yet thanks to the big run, the Packers are 5-1 and atop the NFC North.
Rodgers doing it all with his legs makes the moment even more special, as he explained.
The Bears had great pass defense, but the veteran was not going to be denied.
A 5-1 start proves any talk of the future has been put on hold and Rodgers is simply focusing on winning a Super Bowl this season.
We have not heard much of anything about Jordan Love since the season began, so perhaps all this newfound fire will lead Rodgers and the Packers to stick together a bit longer.
Otherwise, he might own them on the field too.