Ever since Adam Schefter put out a statement that Aaron Rodgers doesn’t want to return to Green Bay, rumors have been running galore. Rodgers is in a similar position that his predecessor Brett Favre was in 2005. And 16 years later, Favre weighed in on the situation.
Brett Favre is one of the greatest QB to play the position. But even after winning 3 MVP, 3 All-Pro selections, 8 pro bowls, and a Super Bowl win, the Packers believed that it was time to move on from the aging Favre. So when QB Aaron Rodgers fell to them in the 2005 draft, they picked their QB of the future.
i could watch Brett Favre highlights every day and never get bored pic.twitter.com/6jiKD49uMF
— dyl (@dillyz_) October 10, 2019
The Packers did the same in 2020. They drafted QB Jordan Love in the first round of the 2020 NFL draft. The difference however is that Aaron Rodgers was the best player in the entire league in 2020. And now the 2020 MVP wants to play QB for another team after the Packers opted not to commit to him for long term.
With the 26th overall selection in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers select…
Jordan Love, QB, Utah State pic.twitter.com/g7JeERXS6D
— PFF (@PFF) April 24, 2020
Brett Favre believes the Packers have seen the last of Aaron Rodgers
Brett Favre was asked what he thinks about the Aaron Rodgers situation.
“Boy it’s a good question; that’s the million-dollar question,” Favre said during a 45-minute interview on ESPN Wisconsin radio’s Wilde & Tausch. “I think I know Aaron fairly well, and honestly I just don’t see him coming back and just saying, ‘All right, let’s just bury the hatchet, whatever caused the rift, and I’m just going to come back and play because I love the guys, I love the Green Bay fans’
I assume he does — but his rift isn’t with the fans or the players. It’s with the front office. Will he just swallow his pride and come in? Maybe. But I don’t see that happening. “If there’s not a trade, my gut tells me that he’d rather sit out than play. That’s just my gut. There’s no reason for me to say that other than that’s what my gut’s telling me, and I think you guys know Aaron fairly well enough to sort of feel the same way.”
Brett Favre doesn’t think Aaron Rodgers is bluffing👀 pic.twitter.com/ZtNxodOrT5
— PFF (@PFF) May 5, 2021
Brett Favre exchanged texts with Aaron Rodgers
Favre also texted Aaron Rodgers. The HOFer jokingly texted Aaron that he wanted him to play for Favre’s childhood favorite team, the Saints next year. He said Rodgers replied by saying he didn’t think that was going to happen but added, “‘Thanks for checking on me. I’ll touch base with you after all this is over.’ And that was it,” Favre added. “We haven’t talked since.”
“I’d like to see him win a Super Bowl in Green Bay, another one,” Favre said. “But the thing is, life’s too short, I want him to be happy. He’s been there as long as I was there, and I know what that means, and he’s put up unbelievable numbers. Win another Super Bowl and then do what you want to do, whether it’s keep playing, play somewhere else, whatever. But win one more in Green Bay and go out the way you want to go out.”
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“It’s going to be interesting what takes place here between now and the start of camp,” Favre said. “But right now I’m not very optimistic.”
Favre lived through the angst of dealing with an organization that wanted to move on from him. Which is why his perspective will be the closest we can get to understanding what is going on in Rodgers’s head. Where Aaron Rodgers plays next season will be one of the biggest stories heading into next season.