Former Packers player gets honor from Chicago Bears before the matchup
Former Green Bay Packers center Lucas Patrick signed a two-year deal with the Chicago Bears this past offseason. Patrick, an undrafted free agent, played for the Packers from 2017-2021. He moved to the Packers’ divisional rival with coach Luke Getsy, who took the Bears offensive coordinator vacancy.
Patrick is supposed to be a veteran anchor for the Bears’ offensive line as they install Getsy’s vision for the team. It helps Patrick will be familiar with the offense Getsy runs. Patrick suffered an injury during training camp and was out all preseason. He played limited snaps in the Bears’ win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Patrick’s new team is highlighting his past days as a Packer. Per Adam Jahns of The Athletic, Patrick was named the Bears’ honorary captain for their Week Two game against the Packers.
Lucas Patrick is the Bears’ honorary captain this week. He’s obviously facing his former team in the Packers.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) September 14, 2022
The timing wasn’t an accident to promote the former Packers center
The move seems like one the Bears would make to taunt the Packers. The Packers could undoubtedly use Patrick on their offensive line as they have many injuries. The Packers will have to develop a way to protect quarterback Aaron Rodgers better than they did against the Vikings. Seeing Patrick on the opposing sideline will hurt Packers fans this Sunday.
Patrick will be fun to cheer against, though, for Packers fans.
Patrick was a fun underdog story for the Packers while he lasted in Green Bay. Now that he’s with the Bears, it’s ok to hurl some verbal trash his way. Patrick made comments that disrespected the Packers when he signed with the Bears. Patrick said the Packers were “a” historical team, and the Bears were “the” historical team. On Sunday, he might hear a few comments from Packers players about that statement.