GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Aaron Rodgers said he could probably name the 16 different quarters the Chicago Bear have started since taking over as Green Bay Packers Starting quarterback in 2008, but then had to realize how long it would take him.
“Counting the playoffs? Yeah, I could probably get close to that,” Rodgers said when asked the trivia question at his press conference Wednesday. Jay Cutler. Kyle Orton. Rex Grossman. Mitch [Trubisky]… “
And then he bailed out.
“I’m giving up, I’ve got a meeting to go to,” Rodgers said. “I cannot destroy the memory banks.”
To be fair, only seven of 16 had actually started against Rodgers.
When Bears recruits Justin Champs starts Sunday against the Packers at Soldier Field, he will become eighth. He will also become the 20th different starting quarterback the Bears have used against the Packers since 1992, when Brett Favre became the Packers starter. At the same time, the Packers only used three different starting quarterbacks against the Bears: Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers and Brett Hundley.
Only one NFL team has started more quarterbacks since 2008, including the playoffs, than the Bears’ 16. The Browns started 21 different quarterbacks, while the Broncos tied the Bears at 16.
Don’t expect Rodgers to switch sides in the rivalry even as he makes his way out of Green Bay after this season.
After explaining at length how much he loved Chicago, saying, “I’ve always liked the city, I liked the fans even if they didn’t like me. I understand. Maybe there will be. a little more love when my time comes to an end playing here. But I have a lot of respect for the city and the sports, ”it was asked if he would ever see himself playing for the Bears .
“No,” he said quickly. Pressed for a follow-up, Rodgers said: “It just won’t happen.”
It’s safe to say Rodgers won’t be adding his name to the Bears’ long list of starting quarterbacks anytime soon.
Sunday will mark the 203rd all-time meeting between the Packers and the Bears, including the playoffs, and the Packers have a 101-95-6 lead. The six-game winning edge marks the biggest advantage the Packers have ever had in the series after the Packers never held the series lead from 1933 to 2016.