Chicago Bears starting left guard Josh Sitton played the first eight years of his career with the Green Bay Packers. His first year on the Packers (2008) was also the first year that Aaron Rodgers was their starting quarterback. That was Rodgers’ fourth season as a pro, but he only threw 59 passes from 2005 to 2007. That 2008 season was also the last time the Packers had a losing record. Sitton got to see Rodgers up close and personal for a long time, and he got to see him grow as a player.
Some scouts and analysts have compared some of the traits that Bears’ rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky has to those of Aaron Rodgers, but Sitton says “he's got a long way to go before he can be compared to Aaron." Sitton does see "some similarities" with the way Trubisky moves around the pocket however.
Sitton had a lot to say on today’s conference call with the Green Bay media, but the best was a story that he shared about his quarterback.
“He commands the huddle like a veteran. A few weeks ago, we started to break the huddle early and he said, ‘Get the f— back in the huddle, and don’t break it until I break it.’
“He cut and cussed at all of us linemen, and I was like, hell yeah, I respect the s—- out of that. He’s kind of taken over and trying to be the leader.”
To read more of what Sitton had to say on the conference call, check out Packers.com.