(670 The Score) Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers didn’t target Bears cornerback Jaylon Johnson once in Green Bay’s 27-10 win against Chicago on Sunday, but Johnson did target Rodgers once.
By squirting him with a water bottle.
“Oh dang, they (fans) seen that? Yeah, yeah, yeah,” Johnson said on the Parkins & Spiegel Show on Monday afternoon. “Honestly, it’s just funny. He’s a good competitor. I mean, I was just messing with him. We were kind of by each other. I don’t know what made me do it really, but I just squirted him with a water bottle. I didn’t have anything to lose at that point. We were really just having a conversation, just trying to lighten it up. It was a lot of good, friendly competition.”
Johnson explained that he squirted Rodgers while the officiating crew reviewed Bears quarterback Justin Fields’ rush that was ruled to have been stopped just shy of the goal line in the middle of the fourth quarter. Television cameras didn't show it on the broadcast.
“It was loose conversation,” Johnson said. “We were just waiting to get the results.
“He was trying to get a misconduct penalty on me, but I told the ref it was friendly. I did it with a smile.”
Johnson carries a great respect for Rodgers.
“It’s one of those respect things,” Johnson said. “When you know there’s a mutual respect there, I think you can have certain conversations or do certain friendly things like that. It’s not like I’m a nobody to him and someone he hasn’t talked to and different things like that where I’m just randomly squirting water on him. I was definitely trying to lighten the mood, for sure.”