After Shouting "I Still Own You," Many Assume Aaron Rodgers Owns the Bears
After Aaron Rodgers shouted “I own you” to Bears fans, many began questioning whether he owned the team. Does the rumor hold any truth?
During the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears NFL football game held at Soldier Field on Oct. 17, 2021, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers shouted “I still own you” to Bears fans. The comment immediately drew up controversy and left many wondering whether Rodgers actually owns the Chicago Bears.
What exactly did Rodgers mean?
As one of the highest-paid athletes with a net worth of $200 million, it wouldn't be farfetched to assume Rodgers at least owns a stake in the Chicago Bears. But, because Rodgers' comment left so many puzzled, we decided to do some digging. Here's what we found.
Does Aaron Rodgers actually own the Bears?
Just minutes before the 2021 game ended, Rodgers shouted, “I own you! I still own you!” toward Bears fans. The NFL star uttered other expletives in the same breath. As the quarterback explained later, the comment was prompted by an offensive gesture made by a female Bears fan. The player didn’t mean that he actually owned the team.
Actually, the Bears team is owned by Virginia Halas McCaskey, the daughter of the team’s founder George Halas.
Although Rodgers doesn’t own the Bears, he and the Packers have dominated the team throughout his career. He must have been referring to his track record of success against the Bears when he made the comment. The numbers back Rodgers’ “I own you” claim. The Packers boast 25-5 regular-season wins against the Bears with Rodgers as the quarterback. Also, the Packers have led the Bears in 24 out of their last 29 meetings.
What business does Aaron Rodgers own?
The Packers’ quarterback owns a small stake in NBA team Milwaukee Bucks, which won the 2021 NBA Finals. Rodgers invested in the team in 2018. A restaurant has also been part of the player’s business portfolio. Rodgers raised $50 million for Rx3 Ventures, a fund that invests in consumer brands.
Who is Aaron Rodgers dating now?
Rodgers and actress Shailene Woodley confirmed their engagement in 2021. Woodley was born in 1991 while Rodgers was born in 1983. She started modeling at an early age and went on to star in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, which is an ABC Family drama series. Woodley has starred in many films as her career has advanced.
A few months after breaking the news to the media, the pair called things off after their careers and differences reportedly stood in the way of them getting married.
Prior to dating Woodley, the NFL star was involved with Nascar driver Danica Patrick and actress Olivia Munn. Then, in January 2023, news broke that Rodgers had been dating model Mallory Edens. Edens, 26, is the youngest daughter of billionaire Wesley Edens, who is a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks.
Apparently, Rodgers is a close friend of the family and has been spotted sitting next to Edens at various sporting events.
Is Aaron Rodgers leaving the Packers?
Rodgers has spent his 18-year career with the Packers and has steered the team to many victories. While Rodgers hinted that he was considered retiring in the near future, a change of plans is in now in order.
In March 2023, talk of Rodgers being traded to the New York Jets surfaced. Although no deal has been reached yet, Rodgers has made it clear he would like to play for the team, according to Fox News. If the deal between the Packers and Jets falls through, Mike Florio reportedly stated that New York "has a possible backup plan in place."