Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers “ain’t budging”

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Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre knows current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. And Favre is willing to share his views about Rodgers’ current situation.

Favre did, in the latest episode of the Bolling with Favre podcast. And Favre thinks that Aaron won’t yield in his desire to leave the Packers.

“Knowing Aaron, and I think I know him fairly well, if he has a grudge, whether it be against the organization or a player or an arch-rival, or family, friends, he ain’t budging,” Favre said. “I don’t see him coming back and saying — if this is not resolved, however, whatever the issue is — if it’s not resolved, or even if it’s resolved but he feels like they have one up on him, he ain’t gonna play. Knowing Aaron, he would sit. Now, he would forego a lot of money, but he’s also got a lot money.”

Rodgers definitely would forego a lot of money. Between repaid bonuses and forfeited salaries, Rodgers will be out $44.5 million.

Favre prefaced his comments by saying (accurately) that the situation dates back to the team’s decision to use a first-round pick and a fourth-round pick to trade up for quarterback Jordan Love. And Favre knows all about that, because he served last year as Rodgers’ unofficial mouthpiece in the aftermath of the Love trade.

“Aaron and I have a great relationship, and we talked about it,” Favre said at the time. “Obviously, he’s a little disappointed.”

Favre also said this: “Aaron, do you ever look around and say, ‘I feel like the odd man out?‘ And he said, ‘Yeah.’”

If anyone knows the ability of Rodgers to hold a grudge, it’s Favre. They have a history, as illustrated in entertaining fashion by Jeff Pearlman’s Gunslinger, an unauthorized biography of Brett Favre. And Favre somehow has found a way to get Rodgers to move past the grudge stage.

Maybe the Packers should ask Favre for advice on how to do the same.

49 responses to “Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers “ain’t budging”

  1. What a way to wreck a HOF career. This is what happens when kids grow up to be athletes.

  2. The Packers are like an dishonest wife that once she gets the chance to stray with a younger person, she goes for it… 1st with Favre and now with Rogers..
    heed the signs, Jordan Love… this is your future!

  3. Hey Rodgers, you signed it / you honor it. We know your the man… try acting like it.

  4. The moment that 8/10 of PFT’s most commented articles right now are about Rodgers just shows you how crazy this entire situation is.

  5. I kinda hope at this point he doesn’t budge and he goes elsewhere. Loved the guy but watching his play from 14-19 decline and not throw to open WR’s under MM showed me allot about him. Then the hope came with a new coach and year 1 he played well still fought to be the same guy that thought he could out think everyone and force everything to a single target. Then Love is drafted and sheesh that fire burned bright and the best was brought from him. Sad reality is that as much as he thinks he’s so self aware he has cleared missed most of his own shortcomings and has put himself in a position of judgement on the GM and rest of the FO. Glaring weakness as a man right there, it sucks but dam AR take a look in the mirror, and be careful what you wish for. I owuld love to see you play Mahomes 2 times a year that would be kinda funny.

  6. Cool, neither are the Packers. So, I guess Aaron will be sitting out for a very long while or retiring.

    Aaron isn’t retiring, that has been made clear by several people close to him.

    I would wait to hear from Aaron directly before y’all map out his life for him. Good luck with that though.👍

  7. Dam highest paid odd man out ever:) Context is lost even on Favre, he felt the odd man out due to his age and separation from teammates. Heck he had his own locker room.

    AR same reason if he feels like this it’s due to himself and from his own making. How does Tommy B still feel apart of the team. Well maybe it’s because he puts in effort. Both AR and BF were too good for their teammates. AR will only associate with those that can do the Derby with him. He’s way to big on his own name and not the team name anymore which is his right as a player. But expect to get treated as such now.

  8. Brett Favre on the Wilde and Tausch show today comparing 2008 to now: “The Packers were willing to trade me. It sounds like the Packers are not willing to trade Aaron. It’s similar but different.”

  9. LOL… The attention starved fob throwing his half penny worth into The fray too funny. There’s no way Green Bay would get 3 ones for Mr prickly at this point in time. Understand also the money Green Bay would get back plus drawing the line in the Sand in The end is the right play. In the fact department Rogers is not getting the Jeopardy gig …book it

  10. I’m sure the Jeopardy gig would be quite lucrative for Rodgers and offset any thought of crawling back to the Packers for the sake of $$$. His net worth is also estimated @ $120M. He and LaFleur never hit it off from day 1. In the deepest WR class this millennium they took NONE. Instead they traded up to take a project QB in the 1st Round. He lines up in practice and then suits up for games with his 2nd/3rd/4th options being Valdez-Scantling, Alan Lazard, and Eq St. Brown. Dude still wins the MVP and gets to the NFC title game where a decision by LeFleur to kick a FG instead of go for it was one of the deciding factors. Why shouldn’t Aaron be pissed? Even this year they take a sketchy CB in the first and don’t even address a WR until the 3rd Round. They truly make no sense with 90% of the things they are doing in GB.

  11. For anyone who was around since 2004, it’s crazy to think of Favre and Rodgers bosom buddies, yet also makes a lot of sense as the only ones who knows what the other is going through.

  12. Just knew Favre would chime in.

    When will we see Rodgers sitting down with Greta Von Susteren?

    At least McCarthy isn’t around this time to tell us when trains are about to depart.

    … I do miss his pad level talk though. (NOT!)

  13. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 5, 2021 at 11:10 am
    Cool, neither are the Packers. So, I guess Aaron will be sitting out for a very long while or retiring.

    Aaron isn’t retiring, that has been made clear by several people close to him.

    I would wait to hear from Aaron directly before y’all map out his life for him. Good luck with that though.👍

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    The Packers blew it…Rodgers wants out…they could either get a bunch of picks to build a team around their prized first round pick Jordan Love…or they can sit there and do nothing and start the Jordan Love era off when Rodgers doesn’t show up for training camp…

  14. And the beat goes on – somebody says something and another article is written – Come on AR – Gutey – get this thing resolved now. Get a new solid year deal signed, sealed and delivered and lets talk football.

  15. Guess this is what happens when ‘Love Comes To Town’ (U2), although I can hear the Packer fans who are tired of this fiasco and are ‘Ready for Love’ (Bad Company) to take over as QB for their team.

  16. What’s happening right now is Packer’s brass is in panic mode trying to get Rodgers placated. They’d be stupid to trade him if there is ANY avenue to bring him back.
    I remember well the 70’s and 80’s when suck was the norm in Green Bay. Do what you have to do NOT go back to that.

  17. “if he has a grudge, whether it be against the organization or a player or an arch-rival, or family, friends, he ain’t budging,”
    ////////
    Anybody he’s ever met that he didn’t have a grudge against? Also, how fun is it when the very predictable packer fans go from defending the guy as the greatest ever one day, to saying “he’s been in decline for years” the next?! Huh?! How much fun is that?!!!

  18. The Love pick may go down as the worst draft pick in the history of the NFL. Not in terms of how the pick itself worked out (there are far worse examples of that) but how it represents a complete, utter, incompetent squandering of good fortune by a team. It represents everything wrong with Packers management.

  19. I don’t see Rodgers budging. The retirement threat is not an empty one. I think he’d like to continue playing elsewhere but determined to never play again in GB. If he has to sit out 2021, I think he’s at peace with it. Though he’s a bit older this could unfold in a similar fashion to Carson Palmer leaving Cincy. Or he might decide after a year off the field that he doesn’t have the desire to return.

    Packers would be smart to cave and get what they can for him.

  20. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 5, 2021 at 11:10 am
    Cool, neither are the Packers. So, I guess Aaron will be sitting out for a very long while or retiring.

    Aaron isn’t retiring, that has been made clear by several people close to him.

    I would wait to hear from Aaron directly before y’all map out his life for him. Good luck with that though.👍

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    You have heard from him though. By saying nothing and not diffusing the situation, he is speaking loud and clear, you are just choosing not to “hear” it.

  21. 1billsmafia says:
    May 5, 2021 at 11:32 am
    I’m sure the Jeopardy gig would be quite lucrative for Rodgers and offset any thought of crawling back to the Packers for the sake of $$$. His net worth is also estimated @ $120M. He and LaFleur never hit it off from day 1. In the deepest WR class this millennium they took NONE. Instead they traded up to take a project QB in the 1st Round. He lines up in practice and then suits up for games with his 2nd/3rd/4th options being Valdez-Scantling, Alan Lazard, and Eq St. Brown. Dude still wins the MVP and gets to the NFC title game where a decision by LeFleur to kick a FG instead of go for it was one of the deciding factors. Why shouldn’t Aaron be pissed? Even this year they take a sketchy CB in the first and don’t even address a WR until the 3rd Round. They truly make no sense with 90% of the things they are doing in GB.

    Really?The Packers have been in the NFC championship game 2 years in a row.Perennial playoff contenders almost every year.Patriots,Packers,and Steelers have been the class of the NFL over the last 25 years but they don’t know what they are doing!This about a over sensitive player who thinks he is bigger than the team,the league and the game.This crap flies in the NBA but not yet in the NFL and that is why it’s the most popular sport going.

  22. It has been reported by a reputable source that Aaron is now holding his breathe and stomping his feet.

  23. Brady was always a team player……Is why he has 7 rings and Rogers has one.
    And he took less money to build a better team. Once in a lifetime QB.
    Changed the culture and the fortunes of the Patriots and as a Patriot fan since 1975 I am forever grateful.

  24. Why won’t Rodgers come out publicly in an interview and say what his problems are instead of all this back channel stuff? This is ridiculous. Now we have Farve yapping.

  25. Even this year they take a sketchy CB in the first and don’t even address a WR until the 3rd Round.
    ============

    I guess you missed the NFC Championship game.

    Corner play is why this team wasn’t in the Super Bowl last year.

  26. Bret is right about Aaron being a grudge holder he is also one big diva. I seen him sulk at the end of the bench when things aren’t going his way and nobody comes within 20 feet of him.

  27. Call AR’S bluff. He honors his contract or sits.

    No player is bigger than the team.

  28. So Favre is now an unpaid spokesman for the Pack? Shocker, said no on ever.

  29. Technically it wouldn’t cost him $44.5 million. Probably close to $20 million was taken out in taxes, he doesn’t have to pay that part back

  30. I dont know how they can even proceed with Jordan Love at this point.
    He’s at the center this mess and he didnt even do anything.

  31. It’s over. The water is too poisoned for him to come back. It’s clear this thing had been brewing for a while, which makes it all the more difficult for any kind of resumption of a good relationship to happen between Rodgers and the Packers.

  32. This has Vikings written all over it. Make it happen, Rodgers.

  33. brett never did know when to shut his mouth.
    then again intelligence and favre are rarely seen in the same sentence

  34. Farve with an opinion is very rich and I love watching the drama unfold of course.

  35. Passive aggressive Rodgers is not budging. his coach says he is not interested in winning super bowls anyway.

  36. I mean, Rodgers had a front row seat when the Packers tried to replace a legend still playing at an elite level with Favre. Did he think he’d be treated differently than the guy who holds pretty much every Packers passing record?

  37. Say what you want about Aaron Rodgers, but the man knows how to hold serve in any sort of lifetime staring contest. Pretty impressive, actually.

  38. What’s different between Favre and Rodgers is that Rodgers will refuse HOF induction as a Packer.

  39. Bart Starr is the reason those 2 guys get along. Dude was like some wonderful buffer and stabilizer.

  40. Would laugh my butt off if both Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson both are made to sit. They need to learn that they are employees.

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