Aaron Rodgers is unfiltered and doesn’t regret it “at all,” especially when it comes to the longtime rivalry between the Packers and Bears.
On Tuesday, the 37-year-old Green Bay quarterback made his usual appearance on “The Pat McAfee Show” and was asked about his “I still own you” taunt toward Bears fans during the Packers’ 24-14 win in Chicago on Sunday, taking aim at “woke cancel culture” during the discussion.
“…There is this culture that exists, that gets off I think on shrinking people, keeping them small, keeping them in a box, quieting them through cancelization or demeaning comments,” Rodgers said. “I also exist outside of that in different realm where I do feel confident in things I say and I do stand by what I do. I like to speak the truth and I’m not part of this woke cancel culture that gets off on trying to silence people all the time.”
Rodgers had an explosive run on a QB sneak in the fourth quarter at Soldier Field that capped off his 22nd win against the Bears on Sunday.
After the six-yard touchdown sprint, Rodgers celebrated with teammates and yelled, “All my f—ing life, I own you. I still own you. I still own you.” In his postgame press conference Sunday, Rodgers said he was reacting to a fan flipping him off.
“It’s been a great rivalry over the years, but we have gotten the better of them for a while now,” said Rodgers, who is 22-5 against the Bears in his career. “I don’t think I was saying something that wasn’t necessarily close to the truth. If you don’t like it that’s fine, it’s your prerogative.”
Rodgers explained that his comments were a “spur of the moment” occurrence, and admitted, “I didn’t plan on telling the crowd I owned them.”
“I think based on my career win percentage down there [in Chicago] against them, our teams have definitely done some good things. I know I used ‘I’ a few times, but I really think it’s a ‘we’ thing,” he said, including his teammates in the “owning” comments.
“It was fun, I don’t regret it at all,” he added.
Rodgers put on a solid performance in Sunday’s Week 6 win over the Bears — his fifth straight against Chicago. He went 17-of-23 for 195 yards with two touchdown passes and the rushing score.
The 5-1 Packers play host to the Washington Football Team Sunday in Week 7.