Bears’ Jones slams Packers fans: ‘Half of them don’t even know football’
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Justin Jones didn’t hold back when asked about how different the NFC North will look after the Aaron Rodgers trade, taking a shot at Green Bay Packers fans and saying he’s ready to see his team take over the division.
“I wish (Rodgers) played one more year with Green Bay, honestly,” Jones said Tuesday, according to Ari Meirov of The 33rd Team. “Their fans are really shitty. I wanted to go back up there, and I wanted to play them, and I wanted to beat them. I wanted him to be there, so he could see it. But the fact that he’s gone now, it’s cool. It’s better for him not to be here.”
Jones explained what he doesn’t like about Packers supporters, describing them as “obnoxious” and “yelling and all that other stuff about things that don’t even matter.”
“Half of them don’t even know football. It’s so weird to me,” Jones added. “But I’m just ready to go up there and play, and I want to go out there, and I want to beat the hell out of them on their field, and I want to hear the boos in the end. That’s what I look forward to.”
Green Bay swept its season series versus Chicago for the fourth straight campaign in 2022. The Packers – who haven’t lost to their archrivals since December 2018 – beat the Bears 27-10 at Lambeau Field in Week 2 before claiming a 28-19 victory at Soldier Field in Week 13.
The Packers, winners of the NFC North in three of the last four seasons, traded Rodgers to the New York Jets in April and are turning to an inexperienced Jordan Love at quarterback. Green Bay went 8-9 in 2022, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2018.
The Bears added starters to both sides of the ball this offseason after winning only three games last year. Chicago signed linebackers Tremaine Edmunds and T.J. Edwards and acquired star receiver D.J. Moore from the Carolina Panthers, giving quarterback Justin Fields a new No. 1 weapon.
“I’m ready to take it over. It’s a good time to be a Bears fan,” said Jones, entering his second year in Chicago.
Jones spent his first four NFL seasons with the Los Angeles Chargers after being drafted in the third round in 2018. The 26-year-old signed a two-year deal with the Bears and recorded 52 tackles (12 for loss) and three sacks in his first campaign in the Windy City.
Jones and the Bears host the Packers in Week 1 this season. They’ll meet for a second time in Week 18 in Green Bay.
The Minnesota Vikings won the NFC North in 2022 with a 13-4 record.
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