Aaron Rodgers Would Never Play for the Bears

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2017
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in 2017. Photo by Scott Taetsch/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9010037ah)

The 2021 NFL season might be the last in a Green Bay Packers uniform for star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The reigning NFL MVP had an ugly standoff with the organization in the offseason, and it is believed that Rodgers will be looking to take his talent elsewhere next year. But just don’t expect him to head to Chicago.

Speaking at a press conference ahead of the Packers’ clash against the Chicago Bears in Week 6, Rodgers expressed his appreciation for the city of Chicago and its sports fans. This prompted the reporters to ask him whether he could see himself playing for the Bears at some point.

“No, no,” Rodgers responded. “It’s just not going to happen.”

The Green Bay Packers fans will probably be happy about how Rodgers responded to the question considering they once already lost a future Hall of Fame quarterback to NFC North rival. Franchise legend Bret Favre spent 16 years with Green Bay and led them to a Super Bowl only to later suit up for the Minnesota Vikings.

Even if Rodgers were open to playing for the Bears, that would be extremely tough to pull off. The Packers need to trade Rodgers to move him out of Green Bay, and they would never send their best player to a division rival. Also, Chicago just spent a high first-round pick on Justin Fields, and they seem content with making him their quarterback of the future.