Aaron Rodgers proudly owned the Chicago Bears throughout his run as the Green Bay Packers' starting quarterback.
Bears fans truly believed the Packers' ownership had expired once Rodgers left town. Oh no.
Green Bay's dominance over its oldest rivals continued in the opening game of the Jordan Love era. The Packers handed the Bears a 38-20 defeat at Soldier Field, securing their ninth consecutive win over Chicago. Love threw three touchdowns in an outstanding performance.
Rodgers was proudly watching, and he sent the perfect message to Love after the game.
Aaron Rodgers reveals what he said to Jordan Love after Packers beat Bears
Aaron Rodgers appeared on the Pat McAfee Show on Friday and gave his thoughts on Jordan Love's start to the season. Rodgers watched the Packers' win over the Bears in Week 1, and he sent Love the perfect message.
"I did send J a text when they had pulled away [in Week 1 vs. Bears]. I sent him a message because I wanted him to see it when he got back to his phone, 'Congratulations on keeping the ownership in place.' That was pretty awesome for him," said Rodgers.
Love threw for 245 yards and three touchdowns with a 123.2 rating in Week 1, and Rodgers was impressed.
"I thought he played excellent, and I was really happy for him. Green Bay quarterbacks have long made fans of Chicago's days and nights pretty miserable, and I'm happy to see him picking up where I left off," said Rodgers.
Rodgers may not have been thrilled when the Packers drafted Love, but he was always a great teammate. Rodgers helped Love develop over the three years they spent together, and it's amazing to hear their friendship continue.
The four-time MVP was in Love's position in his first three seasons with the Packers, patiently waiting for his moment behind Brett Favre. He understood how Love felt.
Green Bay has enjoyed decades of success at the quarterback position. Going from Hall-of-Famer to Hall-of-Famer is unheard of. The Packers hope Love can become the third straight superstar to play the position in Green Bay.
While it's a little early for that conversation, it's hard not to be impressed with Love's performances in the opening two games.
Rodgers may no longer be around, but he is still supporting the Packers and his former teammates. His parting gift was to hand ownership of the Bears to Love.