Khalil Mack Says 'Sacking Aaron Rodgers' Is Best Part Of Bears-Packers Rivalry
Khalil Mack sent a chilling warning to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers when asked what the best part of the Bears-Packers rivalry is.
The Chicago Bears linebacker will line-up against 35-year-old Rodgers on Thursday night when the NFC North rivals kick off the 2019 NFL season at Soldier Field.
Mack is widely regarded as the best defensive player in the league while Rodgers has set the standard at quarterback over the last five years.
But Mack, who sacked Rodgers twice when they last played in December, can't wait to put the Packers quarterback on the ground at a raucous Soldier Field.
When asked what he appreciates most about the oldest rivalry in American football, a grinning Mack responded: "Sacking Aaron Rodgers."
He added: "It's always fun playing against that guy and going up against one of the best in the game just ups that level of competition. It makes the guys around better and winning those games are definitely the most fun.
"I'm so ready to hit somebody other than my team-mates."
Like Rodgers, Mack did not play in any of his team's four pre-season games leading up to Thursday's opening fixture.
Last season, Mack was traded to the Bears by the Oakland Raiders just eight days before they took on Green Bay to kick off the 2018 season.
Chicago took a 20-0 lead at Lambeau Field before Rodgers and Co mounted a breath-taking comeback to win 24-23.
"All I can remember now is that we didn't win the game, ultimately," Mack said. "That's all I can think about that game every time I look at the highlights."