Much has been made of Aaron Rodgers’ relationship with Brett Favre. It’s certainly been an up-and-down affair. However, it appears everything is peachy now.
Rodgers appeared on Mike Tirico’s podcast and talked at length about his relationship with Favre. Rodgers says he now considers Favre a close friend and that he felt it was important to rectify his relationship with Favre.
“As I look back at my career, one thing that was very important to me at some point was rectifying that relationship with Brett and getting back to where we were in ’07 when he was starting and I was a backup,” Rodgers told Tirico. “We had a great time and really enjoyed hanging out with each other and being teammates. All this stuff happened in ’08, and then we had an onstage handshake at the Honors that one year that kind of started the healing process, and now I consider him a close friend.”
Rodgers says he also hung out with Favre during the offseason.
“I went down and visited with him for a couple days in the offseason, and that has really meant a lot to me, to find that friendship with Brett again and honor him as a friend and former teammate and Packer quarterback the way he deserves to be honored. … As much as it was tough the first year, they drafted this young kid from California, (Favre) is 36, turning 37, not ready to retire. The strains that put on the relationship. Now we can look back and have a lot better appreciation for each other, for me understanding what he was going through, for him understanding what it’s like to be 21 and play with one of your idols. It’s been great to make up for lost time with Brett, because he meant a lot for me and my development as a player.”
You can check out the full episode here.