Usually when Brett Favre says something about the Green Bay Packers or his former understudy, Aaron Rodgers, it’s something stupid. More than once, Favre has come off as petty, petulant or ignorant when discussing those subjects.

But hey, people change.

NFL Network is airing a three-part interview with Favre and he apparently addressed his former backup in part two. Unlike the last time this subject came up, Favre was clearly and totally complimentary.

“Aaron Rodgers, I knew when I left, this guy has all the tools,” Favre said. “He can beat you with his feet. He’s got a great arm, extremely accurate, handles the cast around him perfect. I think that’s the key sometimes. I think that’s what (Tom) Brady has done. Regardless of who you put out there, he’s good. That to me is the mark of a good quarterback.”

The wounds are healing, people.

My first thought was someone coached Favre before he sat down for the interview. Obviously, it was taped. My second thought was, it doesn’t really matter.

We all know Favre is going to be back in the fold eventually. There’s no denying he’s one of the greatest players in Packers history. Frankly, it’s refreshing he said something positive about Rodgers.

Are we getting soft? Have we forgotten about Favre’s tenure with the stain on society that is the Minnesota Vikings?

No. Never will.

But Favre is obviously trying to work his way back into the good graces of Packers fans and we appreciate the effort.