Jimmy Garoppolo compares himself to Aaron Rodgers

Jimmy Garoppolo compares himself to Aaron Rodgers
March 13, 2014, 9:00 pm
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Charlie Roumeliotis

Jimmy Garoppolo has often been compared to Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo mainly because the two are Eastern Illinois products. But Garoppolo doesn't exactly agree with the comparison on the field.

He believes his style most resembles a quarterback Garoppolo's hometown-Bears are well familiar with.

"I like to think I'm pretty close in comparison to Aaron Rodgers," Garoppolo said on SportsTalk Live Thursday. "He's very athletic and gets the ball out quickly. He's very knowledgeable of the game, controls the offense totally and that's something I try to do. Just know the offense inside and out, and if you're able to do that, it makes your team that much better."

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The Bears signed Jay Cutler to a seven-year deal in January and inked Jordan Palmer to a one-year contract on Monday, but also saw last year's backup Josh McCown sign a two-year deal in Tampa Bay leaving a quarterback spot open.

Garoppolo said he'll be happy to be drafted anywhere, but admits playing for the Bears would be extra special.

"That's always been my dream since Day 1," Garropolo said. "I've always been a Bears fan, huge Chicago fan in every sport, but Bears especially. [My] whole family grew up that way and were raised that way, so if that could happen ... it would really be a dream come true."