Aaron Rodgers will take the field with the New York Jets this season, but before he became a member of the “Gang Green,” he was a longtime Green Bay Packer. And before that, he played two outstanding years of college football at Cal.
Back in 2003 and 2004, Aaron Rodgers was suiting up for the California Golden Bears, which are usually just referred to as “Cal.” He turned some heads with his college football career, which led him to get drafted by the Green Bay Packers in 2005.
As many know, Rodgers backed up Brett Favre for a couple of years before taking the field, and it seems that the Packers’ way of doing things might actually be working out really well (they did the same thing with Jordan Love behind Rodgers and he looked pretty solid in Week 1) and might turn into almost 50 straight years of competent football.
Regardless of what Rodgers does with his time in New York, he’ll be a Hall of Fame quarterback when it is all said and done. And speaking of his time in New York, he seems to be loving every minute of his tenure so far with the New York Jets. He’s even gotten into a couple of friendly bets with some teammates, which didn’t work out in his favor this past weekend.
This past Saturday, Cal and Auburn faced off in a late night game (on the West coast) as a part of the second week of the college football season. Rodgers is, of course, a Cal alumni, and his teammate C.J. Uzomah had a number of good years at tight end for the Auburn Tigers.
So, the two of them decided to partake in a friendly wager: if Auburn won, Rodgers had to wear some Tigers gear, but if Cal wins, Uzomah had to sport some Golden Bear apparel. Auburn ended up going to Cal and winning 14 to 10, and moving to 2-0 on the season, which meant that Rodgers was going to have to trade in his Cal gear for some bright, burnt orange Tigers gear.
Since most of us have seen Aaron in Green and Yellow for most of his career (and he will continue to wear Green with the Jets), it might be safe to say that orange and navy are not his colors. Take a look: