Vanderbilt junior quarterback Jordan Rodgers appeared on ESPN2's First Take Wednesday (watch video) to discuss his ties to this weekend's NFC Championship Game between Chicago and Green Bay.
Rodgers' older brother, Aaron, is the starting QB for the Packers, while Bears QB Jay Cutler was extremely helpful offering advice when he transferred to Vanderbilt last January.
Despite his relationship with Cutler, Jordan told ESPN host Dana Jacobson there's no dilemma when it comes to who he's cheering for this Sunday. "There's definitely no question that I'll be rooting for the Packers," Jordan said, "but with so many Vanderbilt players playing for the Bears, I root for them every other week besides the week they play the Packers. This week I'm green and gold."
Jordan also explained how he had the opportunity to pick Cutler's brain after he arrived on campus.
"Jay was real good to me when I got into town. I was able to run questions off him about our school, the offense and the coaches. I also worked out with him a little bit while he was in town during the offseason. He was a big help."
On comparing the two NFL quarterbacks, Jordan added, "They both have unbelievable arms, so my hands hurt a little bit after playing catch with them. They both kind of play their own game, they really do, so it's tough to compare the two. They're both playing really well right now and it's going to be a great game this weekend."
(Photos courtesy of Chris Weinman and Brian Smokler)
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