Here's a young Jimmy Garoppolo comparing himself to Aaron Rodgers in a pre-draft interview

Cam Ellis

The Bears, you'll remember, aren't playing in the NFC Championship game on Sunday. It's the Packers and the 49ers, which actually works out nicely for Bears fans. Not only can they root for Arlington Heights' own Jimmy Garappolo, but they can actively root against the Packers at the same time.

In the biggest game of his career, Jimmy G's going to get his shot at Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, which will almost certainly make you laugh when you watch this video of him praising Rodgers (which is kind of a bold choice on a Chicago-based TV show?) in a pre-draft video from 2014:

I like to think that I'm pretty close in comparison to Aaron Rodgers. He's very athletic, just a get-the-ball-out-quickly type of quarterback. He's very knowledgeable of the game, he controls the offense, totally. You know, it's something that I try and do ⁠- you know, just know the offense inside and out, and when you can do that as a quarterback it just makes your team that much better. 

They say never meet your idols, though I'm not sure what they say about playing them for a spot in the Super Bowl. 

Here's a young Jimmy Garoppolo comparing himself to Aaron Rodgers in a pre-draft interview originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago

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