Brett Favre downplays Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments

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Current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers spontaneously called his own future into question on Sunday after a season-ending loss to the Buccaneers. Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre, who knows a thing or two about spontanesouly calling his future as the Packers quarterback into question, pooh-poohed Rodgers’ remarks on Monday.

“I wouldn’t pay much attention to it,” Favre said in an appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio. “I think frustration, disappointment, hurt, pain, all were in that soundbite. Look, there’s no way the Packers would do anything to jeopardize losing Aaron [Rodgers], unless Aaron just chooses to retire, which I would be shocked. The guy’s playing better now than he’s ever played, and without him, you certainly wouldn’t have been even close to where you were [Sunday]. And I think the same will go for next year, and really the next few years, if he chooses to play. I wouldn’t pay much attention to what he said. I’ve been there. It’s so — I mean, it hurts. It’s painful. The last thing you want to do is think about next year, because you just had a major disappointment, and that’s what you’re hearing in that soundbite.”

Yes, Favre has been there. But Favre is far more emotional and reactive than Rodgers. Rodgers is far more reasoned and strategic than Favre. Rodgers surely knew that the Packers potentially would lose on Sunday, and he undoubtedly sounded out the things he would say in the event that the 2020 season ended for Green Bay in the NFC Championship. There were no mistakes or accidents or meaningless tantrum in his words.

“I think for the Packers, more so with them, you would be foolish to make any move other than bringing him back and going as long as he wants to go,” Favre added.

But here’s the problem: The Packers already showed their hand in April, when they devoted a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick for the privilege to acquire quarterback Jordan Love. Unless it was all some sort of warped plan to apply a red-hot poker to Rodgers’ rear end, the Packers see Love as the future. Just like they saw Rodgers as the future when the Packers pressed Favre for a commitment to play in 2008 during a time on the calendar when they knew he’d be more inclined to retire.

“There’s no way the Packers would do anything to jeopardize losing Aaron,” Favre said.

The reality is that the Packers already have.

16 responses to “Brett Favre downplays Aaron Rodgers’ post-game comments

  1. The Packers would probably be better off with Brett Favre running the team. I mean, besides Rodgers, Tampa Bay’s roster was so far superior to Green Bay’s. Jordan Love is a third or fourth round talent who was just way overdrafted.

  2. The Jordan Love pick is one thing, combined with not drafting weapons for him over the years. Yesterday, rather than put the ball in his hands on 4th and goal with the game on the line, his coach opted for a field goal. I am sure Rodgers was raw from the disappointment yesterday but don’t discount a series of slights (whether real or perceived) adding up over time. At some point he may feel like he wants to go to another organization that he feels appreciates him more (again, whether real or perceived) and gives him what he feels is his best shot to get that elusive second ring.

  3. Rodgers will be back with the Packers. His ego took a huge hit with the loss, and he’s probably concussing. Right now he’s most likely hoping for some attention (what’s new), hoping all the fans will beg anb beg him not to leave.

  4. Rodgers will be back with the Packers. His ego took a huge hit with the loss, and he’s probably concussing. Right now he’s most likely hoping for some attention (what’s new), hoping all the fans will beg him not to leave.

  5. I think there is a lot of inner controversy going on between Rodgers and the Packers. I think with the Love pick left a bad taste in Rodgers mouth I wouldn’t be surprised if he walked

  6. Always liked Favre, He had them put his Viking jersey in his HOF display case. No wonder pack fan burned his packer jersey.

  7. Rodgers will be a Packer as long as he wants to be a Packer. That is how it works. Favre had a different situation with his retiring and then unreturing a couple times and the Packers went with Rodgers. Rodgers hasn’t even hinted that he will quit playing for Green Bay. The Packers need to do something to get the defense better and Lafleur needs to evaluate his staff, play calling and game management. He is either trying to do too.much or he isn’t doing enough. Opportunities to make the SB are rare and there is no excuse for losing to Tampa Bay at home. They played different for whatever reason. They got away from what got them there.

  8. This is nothing more than, if the packers lose and there’s a bus nearby, Rodgers is going to throw someone under it in his passive-aggressive style.

  9. One gets tired of hearing that they are not drafting the pieces to help AR. You cant build both the offense and the defense in the same round. Not saying that their Defensive drafting was well done – but you cant do both . Davante was a 2nd rounder Stearnberger was a 3rd rounder, so the O is not being totally ignored. The first 4 rounds in 2017 draft was on Defense. The first 3 rounds in 2018 on defense. Because you cant help AR out if you dont have a defense. Obviously this year the pieces were there as far as receivers were concerned and running backs and the offensive results proved it. Just because the “experts” say so doesnt make it so – because everybody would have drafted Kittle somewhere before the 5th round.

  10. I think there is a lot of inner controversy going on between Rodgers and the Packers. I think with the Love pick left a bad taste in Rodgers mouth I wouldn’t be surprised if he walked
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    We've heard this tripe before. I totally agree with Favre. And, BTW…..Rodger's couldn't "walk" (even if he wanted to)….he's under contract.

  11. All we heard in New England last year was ” Brady will never leave. They will work something out. He will retire a Patriot.” In 2 weeks he will start his 10th Super Bowl for Tampa Bay. I would not discount anything that Rodgers said yesterday. Just like New England,this has been festering for some time. Don’t be surprised if he leaves.

  12. bradygirl12 says:
    January 25, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Tom Brady left as a free agent – was not traded was not under contract – bit difference both here and when Favre was sent to the Jets

  13. The Jordan Love pick is one thing, combined with not drafting weapons for him over the years.
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    Half his career, he had more toys than anyone in the League (Jennings, Nelson, Driver, Cobb, Finley, Adams..) And he’s almost always had a top-level O-line.

    The talent bottomed out at the end of Teds run, yes.

    How can he complain about this offense? 4000 yards, career high 48 tds, 5th best all-time. That doesn’t happen with a bunch of scrubs.

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