Matt Nagy hasn't forgotten Aaron Rodgers' 'I still own you' taunt at Bears: 'We're aware of it'


LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) -- Throughout the course of his Hall of Fame-caliber career, Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has relished his success in beating the rival Bears.

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That was certainly the case during the Packers' 24-14 win against the Bears on Oct. 17, when Rodgers scored on a late touchdown run to seal Green Bay's victory and then taunted the fans in the Soldier Field stands.

"I still own you!" Rodgers screamed at Bears fans.

Having won 22 of 27 meetings against the Bears during his career (including the playoffs), Rodgers isn’t wrong. Bears tight end Cole Kmet conceded that much after hearing the original comment, and other teammates seem to realize the same.

With the Bears (4-8) and Packers (9-3) set to square off again Sunday night at Lambeau Field, Chicago coach Matt Nagy hasn't forgotten Rodgers’ proclamation.

“We’re aware of it,” Nagy said when asked if the Bears will use it as motivation.

The Bears are 1-6 against the Packers during Nagy’s four-year tenure in Chicago. Among those losses was Nagy's first game in 2018, during which Rodgers returned from a knee injury to rally the Packers to a 24-23 win after they had trailed 20-0.

Veteran tight end Jimmy Graham is the only Bear who has played with Rodgers, having previously spent two seasons in Green Bay. Away from the football field, Nagy has interacted with Rodgers during their annual rounds of golf in the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in Lake Tahoe.

With another matchup looming, Bears safety Tashaun Gipson made it clear he doesn't have a friendship with Rodgers.

“We live two different worlds, man,” Gipson said.

Asked why Gipson feels that way, he doubled down.

“We live two different worlds, man,” Gipson said. “For many reasons.”

For his part, Rodgers has no regrets about what he yelled at Bears fans back in October.

"I don't know that you can question a whole lot of what I said ... I have no regrets for saying what I said," Rodgers told reporters, according to the Athletic.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.

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