Dick Butkus better be careful about poking noted Chicago Bears owner, Aaron Rodgers.
Apparently, Aaron Rodgers’ comments about owning the Chicago Bears did not land well with their legendary linebacker Dick Butkus.
As Rodgers’ Green Bay Packers continue to run roughshod all over its three NFC North divisional rivals, Butkus clearly took umbrage to the two-time reigning NFL MVP’s remarks about his former team. Butkus appeared on Wednesday’s episode of Unfiltered with David Kaplan, saying it is a good thing he is not allowed to play on the same football field as Rodgers at this point of his life…
Here is the big juicy nugget from Butkus’ latest appearance on the NBC Sports Chicago show.
“I don’t understand why every damn Bear doesn’t look at that comment and put it in their memory bank,” said Butkus on Unfiltered with David Kaplan. “If I were on the field during the game, well, I couldn’t do it today, I’d probably get arrested. We’ll see who owns who.”
Here is the entire episode of Unfiltered with David Kaplan in which Butkus appeared on YouTube.
Dick Butkus may regret his comments about Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Even if Butkus and most of Chicagoland absolutely loathes Rodgers, keep in mind how far apart the Bears and the Packers are from a competitive standpoint on a national perspective. Green Bay is seen as one of only a handful of playoff locks in the NFC entering next football season. As far as the Bears are concerned, they could be among the very worst teams throughout the entire league.
Should Justin Fields be the NFC equivalent of Joe Burrow, then by all means, celebrate that improbable Super Bowl 57 run, Chicagoland! Unfortunately, the Bears are infinitely more likely to be a bottom-four team in the NFC than sniffing the playoffs this fall. Rodgers may not three-peat as NFL MVP, but he loves nothing more than thoroughly dominating the Bears every single year.
At this stage of his life, Butkus may not true give a rip what anyone thinks of him. He should feel this way, as he is a football legend and a former 1980s movie star. Unfortunately, the Bears will be closer to Care Bears than vicious mammal beasts on the football field this season. Rodgers may never get back to the Super Bowl, but for the time being, he still clearly owns the Bears franchise.
May the hatred between the Bears and Packers fester over to keep this rivalry an unhealthy one.