Aaron Rodgers hasn’t always had a great relationship with the quarterback he first backed up and then replaced, Brett Favre. But Rodgers is glad to hear that the Packers will retire Favre’s number next year.
Rodgers says he was talking to the higher-ups within the Packers organization to express his belief that it was past time to smooth things over with Favre, and he’s pleased that Favre will be honored in Green Bay.
“I’ve kind of been on the forefront of getting this thing done, you know, in my own way,” Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I wanted to make sure my voice was out there and behind Brett coming back. I think it’s important to bring him back into the fold. It was a great thing to be able to announce that and retire his number and put his number in the Packer Hall of Fame, which is obvious – of course it’s going to happen. He’s one of the greatest Packers of all-time and one of the greatest NFL players of all-time. It’s good to get him back here and hopefully get him here in the fall, as well.”
The last time Favre was at Lambeau Field, he was booed as he led the Vikings in a loss to a Rodgers-led Packers team. When Favre returns, he’ll be cheered. By Green Bay fans, and by Rodgers.