That Time Aaron Rodgers Tripped Matt Nagy

Nagy told the story of an unexpected encounter with Rodgers over the summer.

Chris Emma
August 22, 2019 - 3:00 pm
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (670 The Score) --  Bears coach Matt Nagy has been well aware of the rivalry between his organization and the Packers ever since he arrived in Chicago in January 2018. But the stakes are higher this season.

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Nagy was reminded once again of that fact and the rivalry during the American Century Celebrity Golf championship at Lake Tahoe back in July. It was then that he had an unexpected encounter with Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

"So, they were going ahead and they were introducing the celebrities at that golf tournament at the start ... so we're all in there and I'm scrambling to get in the back and stand up," Nagy said. "And there are about 100 guys sitting down in the back row. And as I'm walking, all of a sudden I trip. I kind of catch my knee. 

"I look back and someone stuck their knee out to trip me. I look back and (Rodgers) is just sitting there and he's just staring at me laughing, giving me this grin. I just looked at him and all I thought about was, 'This is going to be fun. This is going to be fun."

The Nagy era opened with the Bears suffering a heartbreaking 24-23 loss to the Packers in the season opener in 2018, but Chicago returned the favor in December by beating Green Bay at Soldier Field to clinch the NFC North crown. Now, the Bears and Packers will kick off the new NFL season at Soldier Field on Sept. 5, a game circled on the calendar ever since the matchup was revealed.

Clearly, Nagy and Rodgers are already eager to compete.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.