Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady, two of the greatest NFL quarterbacks to every play football, spent the last few days joking with each other about their successes in the sport.
After Aaron Rodgers scored a game-winning touching in the Green Bay Packers game against the Chicago Bears on Sunday, he yelled out “I Still Own You!” Touting his success over the team for years, Rodgers ran the touchdown in himself to win the game 24-14.
The taunt greatly angered Bears fans in attendance, since it was an away game at Chicago, but Rodgers said that it was “definitely spur of the moment.”
Speaking on The Pat McAfee Show, hosted by the former Indianapolis Colts kicker and WWE Smackdown wrestler, Rodgers said that he was simply “proud of my (touchdown) runs.”
“There’s been some local media folks in Green Bay who talked ad nauseam about my decreasing ability to kind of get out of the pocket and make things happen,” he told Pat McAfee. “To be able to pull that one out and get the old pump-fake working and get into the end zone was pretty special.”
“When I got down to my knee and looked up, all I could see and hear was obscenities,” Rodgers continued. “I didn’t plan on telling the crowd that I own them. I think based on the statistical reference of my career, win percentage down there against them, definitely our teams have done some good things.”
According to Sports Illustrated, Rodgers is 22-5 against the Bears as a starter and has dominated the one-sided rivalry for over a decade.
Tom Brady, one of Rodgers’ greatest rivals, defending champion, and quarterback for the Tampa Bay Bucaneers, chimed in later in the week and poked fun at Rodgers’ comments.
Appearing on the the Let’s Go! podcast on Sirius XM radio, Tom Brady told hosts Larry Fitzgerald and and Jim Gray that he wanted to “say congrats” to Aaron Rodgers for his victory. “I know he’s a great quarterback but I guess he’s now a shareholder of the Bears,” he mocked.
“He’s got a great career past football,” Brady joked.
According to CBS Sports, Tom Brady is the No. 1 quarterback in the league, and possibly the greatest quarterback of all time. He was won seven Super Bowl’s, has been the NFL MVP three times, and has been the NFL Top 100 No. 1 three times.
Aaron Rodgers, who site at No. 2 according to CBS Sports, is “still coming up huge in crunch time,” but his career is not as title-heavy. He won only one Super Bowl in the 2010-2011 season, and was named NFL MVP three times.
“What do you own, Tom?” host Jim Gray played along. “How about Upstate New York? You’re 32 and 3. Have you staked a claim on Buffalo yet?”
“Not yet, not yet,” Brady responded. “Nope. I want to settle for a few things less than that. I’m cool with owning just a few lucky autographs. That’s what I’m the owner of.”
Jim Gray kept the joke going however, poking fun at both Aaron Rodgers’ comments at the Bears game and Tom Brady’s unbelievable record in football.
“How about possibly New York City?” Jim Gray asked. “You’re 30 and 8 against the Jets.”
“I’ll just take the color green,” Brady quipped back. “I don’t need the Jets. I’ll just own the color green, I think that’s a little bit better.”
Tom Brady will get his chance to “own” the Bears next week, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play Chicago next at home. “Let’s go, we’ll be ready,” he said on Twitter.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are currently 5-1, with Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at 5-1 as well. The two could face off in the playoffs should their success continue.