Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has had some of his biting criticisms of the Minnesota Vikings come back to haunt him after his Week 1 loss.
The confidence Aaron Rodgers wields is a sight to behold.
For Packers fans, it is everything that has fueled the back-to-back NFL MVP through two impeccable seasons.
Of course, as detractors will note, Rodgers’ hubris has haunted him in the postseason for the past decade. And nowhere is Rodgers’ more condescending than as self-appointed king of his division, the NFC North.
Rodgers famously said he owns the Chicago Bears, and he’s even gone as far as to double down on that claim in the year since his decree.
But following a 7-23 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, much of Rodgers’ heated talk has transformed into freezing cold takes — and now is the time to revisit them.
3 pregame Aaron Rodgers quotes that aged like moldy cheese after loss to Vikings
3. Aaron Rodgers being a sore loser about loss: It was us, not them
Even when Rodgers is attempting to be gracious in a loss, he undermines what Minnesota accomplished on defense today.
Without Rodgers’ previous comments to offer context, this could seem like a reflective quarterback pondering what he could have done more. But from Rodgers, who essentially laughed off the idea that other NFC North teams retain hope for the division title, saying that the Packers lost more than the Vikings won could be irksome to Vikings fans. Even when Rodgers is recognizing a win, it’s still focused on the fact that he played poorly rather than giving due credit to Za’Darius Smith for owning him in Week 1.