Will Aaron Rodgers create Chicago Bears history?
The last time that Aaron Rodgers played the Chicago Bears, he made headlines. The “I own you” heard around the world was a trending topic this week as Rodgers faces the team that he embarrassed in their home stadium about a month ago.
Chicago Bears fans are hoping that this is the last time they see Rodgers wearing Packers colors, and if so, it is hard to say that his tenure was not a long-term owning. However, to top one of the most talked-about trash-talking moments of the season, Aaron Rodgers may be looking to set history against the Bears.
That would be by causing the team to fire their first head coach in-season.
Matt Nagy is firmly on the hot seat, and reports stated that a loss to the winless Lions likely would have sealed his job. He won that game by a hair, which essentially sealed his fate by the end of the season.
The Bears followed a win for Nagy up with an embarrassing loss to the Cardinals. Nagy will be gone at the end of the year, but the question has to come up that if Rodgers embarrassed Nagy and the Bears, would it cause them to make the move quicker?
It is notable that while the Bears have never fired a head coach during the season, but Packers games have had a strong impact on the final decision. A home loss to the Packers essentially killed Lovie Smith’s chance of making the playoffs, ensuring his firing.
Marc Trestman was embarrassed, giving up 50 points to the Packers on Sunday Night Football. The loss did not immediately lead to a firing, but everyone knew at that point. John Fox challenged a touchdown, and it turned into a fumble through the end zone in his last loss to the Packers.
All three moments are death nails for these coaches. Nagy has already had his death nail moment. So, Rodgers and the Packers could be going for the final kill. An embarrassing loss to the Packers could lead to the Chicago Bears firing their first-ever head coach in-season. It would be yet another feather in the cap of Rodgers when highlighting his dominance over this franchise.