Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon has emerged in the news waves once again. He did not take kindly to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers proclaiming “I own you” to Bears fans during a Packers victory at Soldier Field. During an appearance on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” McMahon was asked about Rodgers and the Packers. He definitely did not hold back.
McMahon wasted no time by immediately firing back with this response.
“When I was with the Bears, I owned the Packers,”
McMahon has claimed he doesn’t keep up with football that much anymore. “It’s not surprising, I mean he has owned the Bears,” he said.
During his career with the Bears McMahon was 12-1 against the Packers while playing in Chicago. McMahon is also the only QB to bring Chicago a Super Bowl victory. Comparatively speaking Rodgers has been 22-5 against the Bears, including a seven game winning streak.
McMahon would go on to say that you’ll catch a lot of grief in Chicago if you’re unable to defeat the Packers. The Bears have struggled to do just that, for the past 2 decades. Interestingly enough, McMahon found himself on a Green Bay Packers roster during the twilight of his career, visor and all. He spent his time in Green Bay as a back-up.
He would go on to famously wear a Bears jersey to the White House, after winning a Super Bowl with the Packers. This was due to Chicago’s White House visit being canceled because of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. While admirable, most Packer fans would likely prefer to never see a Bears jersey in any celebratory image from a White House visit. That is something everyone can agree on.
It does appear that McMahon bested the Packers well over 2 decades ago during his tenure in Chicago, I would much rather live in current times. Rodgers does in fact own the Chicago Bears and I applaud his stern reminder to Chicago’s fanbase. Not that Aaron needs anymore ammunition to play against Chicago but I would imagine he’ll remember Jim’s comments during the next outing.