The Dude abides: Aaron Rodgers throws 56 times, then dons one famous sweater

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers has long professed his love for the cult movie classic "The Big Lebowski." On Thursday night, the Green Bay Packers quarterback became "The Dude."

For his postgame news conference following the Packers' 26-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field, Rodgers wore the infamous sweater actor Jeff Bridges donned in the film.

Rodgers, a movie buff who has been seen in commemorative "Lebowski" T-shirts in the Packers' locker room and on former teammate A.J. Hawk's podcast, made no reference to his sartorial homage to one of his favorite films as he discussed his performance, which included throwing the second-most passes of his 12-year NFL career (56) and the most completions (39) in a single game in Packers history. He finished with 326 passing yards, the first time he cracked the 300-yard mark this season.

Asked about his sweater in a text message late Thursday night, Rodgers replied simply, “The Dude abides.”

Earlier this season, Packers coach Mike McCarthy used a clip from the movie to let his players know they were going bowling instead of practicing.

Meanwhile, if you want to look like Rodgers -- or The Dude -- the sweater can be had for $239.