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President Obama Wants a Jay Cutler Aaron Rodgers Tandem



    Obama Disses Cutler

    The President welcomed the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers to the White House and proposed a trade of Aaron Rodgers to the Bears. Dig at Cutler? (Published Friday, Aug. 12, 2011)

    President Barack Obama, a self admitted Bears fan, wants his hometown team to stock up on talented quarterbacks.

    While hosting the Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers at the White House Friday afternoon, the President offered a proposed trade for the Pack's award winning QB. 

    "If I'm a part owner, what I'm thinking is we should initiate a trade to send (Aaron) Rodgers down to the Bears," Obama said, to boos.

    To be clear, the President began their meeting on the White House's South Lawn by explaining his allegiance for his hometown Chicago Bears.

    "I'm just going to come out and say it, this hurts a little bit ...You guys come to my house and rub it in. What are you going to do next, go to Ditka's house?"

    But his proposed trade for Rodgers stole the show.

    The President said Rodgers is "perhaps" one of the best quarterbacks of all time, and clearly the Super Bowl MVP would be a boon to any team he played for.

    During the visit, President also gave props Charles Woodson and the Green Bay defense, as well as poking fun at Clay Matthew's hair.

    Moments later the White House clarified the president's statement saying that Obama thinks Rodgers would make a fine back-up to Cutler.

    “The President understands the value of having a reliable backup QB – and would make it more likely that he could greet the Bears at a similar ceremony at the White House next year," said White House spokesman, Adam Abrams.