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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer and Packers' Aaron Rodgers talk after the Oct. 2, 2014, game at Lambeau Field. The Packers won 42-10. Content Exchange

GREEN BAY — It has become an annual tradition, one that is entering its sixth year — though the Aaron Rodgers-Mike Zimmer mutual admiration society actually dates further than 2014, when Zimmer became the Minnesota Vikings coach.

Nevertheless, it continued Wednesday, in advance of the Green Bay Packers’ first matchup of 2019 against Zimmer’s Vikings: Rodgers, the Packers’ quarterback, yet again extolling the virtues of Zimmer’s challenging scheme and aggressive defensive style. And Zimmer returning the favor.

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