Aaron Rodgers caused quite a stir earlier this year when he yelled “I own you” toward some Chicago Bears fans.
He had just scored a touchdown at Soldier Field and let the fans hear about it as they were flipping him off.
The Green Bay Packers are set to take on the Bears again this Sunday in primetime.
Naturally, this storyline has been brought up and Rodgers seemed to clarify his comments when asked.
#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers says "I own you" comment at Soldier Field was to fans "who were giving me the bird," not necessarily the Bears.
"I don't know if you can question a whole lot of what I said. We've had a good record over the years against them and won a lot of games."
— Ryan Wood (@ByRyanWood) December 8, 2021
He starts off by clarifying that his comments were toward fans yelling and screaming at him.
But he then mentions the obvious fact that, well, his statement also applies to how he has dominated the Bears.
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What are the Bears going to say?
That they haven’t lost over 20 games to Rodgers?
Rodgers has five career losses to Chicago and the two teams play twice a year.
That represents total domination and the Bears can use his comment as bulletin-board material if they want, but coming up with a strategy to win is a better idea.
Matt Nagy when asked if Aaron Rodgers' "I own you" comments are something they'll use this week:
"We're aware of it."
— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) December 8, 2021
Even if the Bears do win, it does nothing to change the history between both sides.
That is a reality the franchise has to live with as they move forward and hope Justin Fields is their next franchise quarterback.
Or they can just hope Rodgers and the Packers go their separate ways this offseason.
The latter is likely the easiest way to end the torment.
Sunday’s game is in Green Bay in what will be a hostile crowd for Fields and the Bears.
Plenty “we own you” comments will be flying out and fans will see how the Bears respond.
If they fold, the owning may lead to Matt Nagy finally be let go.
But that has to do with more than just Rodgers.