Chicago Bears all-time great linebacker, Brian Urlacher, had some pretty insightful things to say recently. Urlacher played in the NFL for 13 years and faced a plethora of quarterbacks, but one stood out above the rest.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show, Urlacher was asked about the quarterbacks he’s played and which presented the toughest challenge. Without hesitation, he named Chicago’s primary rival: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
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Brian Urlacher shares which NFL QB was the toughest to face
Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher faced a lot of tough opponents during his storied 13-year career, but one stood out above the rest.
During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show earlier this week, Urlacher was asked about the quarterbacks he’s played and which presented the toughest challenge. Without hesitation, he named Chicago’s primary rival: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
“We couldn’t beat those [expletive],” Urlacher said. “We beat them like one time in 2010. You can put whatever receivers you want there, I don’t care who he is, he’ll make them better.”
And what separated Rodgers from the other quarterbacks Urlacher has faced? It’s a laundry list.
“Got a great arm, very accurate, smart,” Urlacher said. “It’s like Tom [Brady] and Peyton, [Manning] — they know all know exactly what your doing before the ball is even snapped there’s no key to that, they all know what’s going on. He threw four picks last year, how do you do that in 16-17 games?”
“It’s amazing how good of a position he puts his team in because he doesn’t turn the ball over. The guy is unbelievable at putting the ball on the money … You’re just not gonna fool him.”
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— UK and Irish Packers (@ukpackers) June 16, 2022
Rodgers is 23-5 against the Bears throughout his career (including playoffs), the most wins he has against any NFL franchise. His 61 touchdown passes are also the most against any NFL team. While Urlacher played against both Rodgers and Favre, he had a semi respectable record of 9-14 vs the Packers. There is one play that sticks out in many Packers fans minds when it comes to Brian Urlacher and Aaron Rodgers. The day Rodgers put both Lance Briggs and Brian Urlacher on skates at the same time:
Aaron Rodgers juking Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs outta their cleats?? 😂
— NFL on CBS 🏈 (@NFLonCBS) May 15, 2022
Yet another sign of respect from a former Chicago Bear for one of the greatest Quarterbacks to ever play the game. Aaron Rodgers lives rent free in many Bears defenders minds. And Packer nation loves it.