Chicago Bears fans have been fooled before.
Just wait until the Green Bay Packers move on from Brett Favre, they thought. Their dominance will finally end.
As the Packers sent Favre to the New York Jets and handed the reins to their first-round quarterback with three years of development, Bears fans sighed in relief as Green Bay's NFC North dominance finally dissolved.
Little did they know, the worst was yet to come.
In came Aaron Rodgers, who led the Packers to a 25-5 record over the Bears, including victory at Soldier Field in the NFC Championship Game. Rodgers threw for 6,965 yards, 64 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions against Chicago.
Fast forward to the present day.
The dominant Rodgers era is over. Green Bay traded the four-time MVP to the Jets, replacing him with a first-round quarterback with three years of development.
Many Bears fans won't be fooled this time. Quite the opposite.
Chicago Bears fans are terrified of Jordan Love-led Packers
Speaking on the Rich Eisen Show, Kyle Brandt of Good Morning Football spoke about his excitement for the Packers-Bears season opener.
Green Bay's first game without Rodgers comes at the venue where he boasted a 12-3 record: Soldier Field.
Bears fans hope their team can finally turn the tide in a one-sided rivalry, but they fear Rodgers signed over his ownership to the Packers' new quarterback.
Brandt spoke about the anxiety facing Bears fans, not just for Love, but also their own quarterback.
"It is the double anxiety bowl for the Chicago Bears fans because Jordan Love just can't be great. He can't. It's not possible. Don't do it. Meanwhile, Justin Fields has to be great," said Brandt.
Bears fans simply wouldn't be able to handle Love outplaying their own first-round pick in the season opener, especially in their own stadium.
"It's going to take one drive," said Brandt. "Let's say the Bears win the toss and defer, and Love comes out first-and-10 at the 25, and they go down the field and score a touchdown, it's already on. The terrible start. The city will melt. There's so much anxiety about Jordan Love being really, really good."
Bears fans have seen this play out before. It's all too familiar.
While the Packers' departing MVP quarterback aims to restore greatness with the Jets, everyone is writing off Green Bay. It's almost like we have been here before.
Bears fans have hope, but they are fearful. The Packers can crush their dreams with victory in Week 1, especially if Love impresses. It's the perfect season-opening matchup, poetry provided by the schedule makers.
Bring on the double anxiety bowl.