While Aaron Rodgers has only talked to Joe Burrow briefly, it’s clear that the Green Bay Packers quarterback has a deep admiration for what the Cincinnati Bengals star has been able to accomplish.

Rodgers was asked about his thoughts on Burrow during his weekly spot on The Pat McAfee Show and gushed not only about his ability as a quarterback, but his demeanor as well.

“I like watching him play,” Rodgers said of Burrow via Pat McAfee on Twitter. “I like watching him compete. I think, obviously, he’s a real good player — had a great season…I think his demeanor is great. He’s real even keel. All the great ones have the fire of competition, but real even keel, not riding a wave of emotion. I really enjoy watching Joe play.”

The only time Rodgers has had a chance to speak with Burrow was after the two faced off last season. The Packers eked out a 25-22 win in overtime over the eventual AFC Champions back in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season. While this was the only time he’s had a chance to meet Burrow, Rodgers distinctly recalled telling Burrow that he was “way too good not to slide more often.”

If Rodgers does elect to return to Green Bay in 2023, the Bengals are not among their scheduled opponents. So, Rodgers will need to be traded to the AFC, or perhaps give Burrow a call, if he wants to speak with the third-year signal-caller out of LSU anytime soon.

[The Pat McAfee Show]

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