Aaron Rodgers Heaps Praises on Bears Star Not Named Justin Fields

Published 12/11/2022, 11:30 AM EST

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Aaron Rodgers and the Packers recently played against the Chicago Bears, as they beat Justin Fields’ side to knock them out of the playoff contention. Despite winning against the Bears, Rodgers has high praise for one particular youngster from that team, named Jaylon Johnson. the 39-year-old quarterback has praised the young cornerback massively, which gave Johnson a massive boost, in terms of his confidence.

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In a recent interview, Johnson talked about Rodgers’ comments on him and now he is aiming high to prove the Packers quarterback right. Notably, Johnson has now faced Rodgers six times in his career and the Packers QB won the majority of their battles.

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Earlier, Rodgers gave Johnson the highest compliment, as he called the Bears CB, ‘a premier player’. After hearing such high praise from A-Rod, Johnson said,I would just say it’s confirmation of what I believe in myself… (Having) somebody else being a believer in that, I feel like that’s not something gets thrown around lightly from him.”

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Notably, Johnson had numerous battles with former Packers wide receiver Davante Adams since his rookie year. Johnson believes that he earned Rodgers’ respect because of his battles with Adams. However, he is still not convinced about being a Pro Bowler because the CB feels he has not reached that level yet.

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When asked if he considers himself a Pro Bowl, the CB said, “No… just in the fact that I feel like the Pro Bowl comes from popularity. And I feel like popularity comes from making highlight plays.

Johnson feels he has not made enough interceptions to be selected for the Pro Bowl. Notably, Johnson played three seasons with the Bears; however, he made only one interception last season against the Bengals. Moreover, the Bears are not having a great season currently. With 3 wins and 10 losses, they have one of the worst records in the league.

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Last Sunday, Aaron Rodgers played fabulously against the Bears, which got them a much-needed win. As mentioned earlier, the Bears are now officially out of playoff contention and they are looking for the next season already. On the other hand, the Packers are still hoping to qualify for the playoffs, which looks unlikely at the moment.

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Debkinkar Maity is a Tennis & NFL Author at EssentiallySports. His desire to become a sports journalist inspired him to take up a degree in journalism and mass communication, and he hasn't looked back ever since. Following the sport for over a decade now, Debkinkar has an ardent love for Roger Federer.
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