The Green Bay Packers past — Brett Favre — and present — Aaron Rodgers appeared together at the NFL Honors on Saturday night, much to the surprise of just about everyone. This week, they both talked about the appearance.
On his weekly radio show, Rodgers suggested he wanted to help aid Favre’s return to the Packers’ good graces.
“As the face of the franchise now,” Rodgers said, “[it’s] a role that I take very seriously. I have the responsibility and enjoy having the opportunity to represent my team. I think it’s important to realize that it is time to probably time to move forward.”
“It didn’t take a lot of coaxing for me to do it,” Rodgers said. “I did want to sit and think about whether it was the right thing to do. I really feel very secure in my position with the team and feel good about the things that we’ve been able to accomplish in my five years as the starter, and feel good about the direction the organization is going in.”
We doubt this is all it will take to make things swell between Favre and the Packers regime, but it looks like things are good between Rodgers and Favre.
That’s probably not something you could have said at this point last season.
It wasn’t long ago that Favre made what some people construed as negative comments about Rodgers, saying he couldn’t believe Rodgers hadn’t won more Super Bowls by now.
Now Favre says there are no hard feelings between him and the guy who took his job.
“It wasn’t awkward,” Favre said of the NFL Honors appearance. “We had some laughs about it prior to going out. Aaron has up to this point an unbelievable career. That goes without saying. You know, I’m proud of what I’ve done. There is no ill feelings. There isn’t. There might be from other people.”
The operative word this is “is.” We know Favre had some ill feelings for the organization and we’re pretty sure he had some for Rodgers too.
It’s all good now, though!