Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was pumped up after he scrambled for a game-sealing touchdown in Sunday’s 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears. Rodgers celebrated the touchdown by turning to the Bears fans and reminding him that he still owns them, telling them “I still own you” multiple times.
Although the moment made for a good laugh considering Rodgers’ track record against his NFL North rivals, one former Bears player was not pleased with the quarterback’s actions.
Ex-Chicago offensive lineman Olin Kruetz blasted Rodgers for his “I still own you” remarks in an interview on “670 The Score” Monday afternoon. He shared that his first reaction to seeing the Packers quarterback yell at the Bears crowd was to want to punch him in the face.
Regardless of your opinion on the taunt, Rodgers does own the Bears. He’s 22-5 against the Bears, while scoring 57 touchdowns and throwing just 10 interceptions.
Kreutz recognized that his former adversary has had ample success against Chicago, but didn’t feel like that justified him going after fans in the stands.
“Just because you’re right,” Kreutz said, “it doesn’t make you right for doing it.”
The Packers and the Bears will meet again this season at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Rodgers might be back home at that point, but tensions on the field will definitely be running high after this weekend.