Colts LB Leonard motivated by Rodgers slight

2:17 PM ET

INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard has found his latest slight to motivate him going into Sunday’s big game against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.

Leonard said he’s been looking forward to facing Rodgers ever since he found out that the Green Bay quarterback called San Francisco’s Fred Warner the best linebacker in the NFL after the two teams played in Week 9 this season.

“I seen it as soon as he said it,” Leonard said Thursday. “You hear things like that and it gives you extra motivation going to play. [Rodgers has] been in the league for a long time. For him to say that about Fred Warner, they play sometimes twice a year, so my first time I want to leave a mark. Hopefully change his mind on what he said about that.”

Finding the littlest thing to motivate himself is nothing new for Leonard. He used the tactic while playing at South Carolina State, an FCS school. He used it when an article referred to him as the worst pick in the 2018 draft after the Colts selected him in the second round.

And now Leonard is

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