Mike Ditka: Aaron Rodgers is the “best in football”

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Former NFL head coach Bears great Mike Ditka told the Chicago Sun-Times that Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the “best in football” right now.

“The guy up in Green Bay, I think is the best in football,” Ditka said of Rodgers. “But that’s my opinion. I like what he does, and I like his leadership qualities. And I think that’s the other thing you have to look at. He has to be the guy in charge. And the team has to know it.

Ditka claims he would have loved to coach Rodgers.

“How could I say that I wouldn’t want to coach [Johnny] Unitas or Bart Starr? There’s been so many great ones,” Ditka said. “But if I had to coach one guy in my career, maybe it’d be be Aaron Rodgers.”

I’m sure Bears fans don’t like hearing Ditka say that a Packers player is the best in football, but he’s probably right.