We’ve all talked about the Green Bay Packers’ failure to win more than one Super Bowl with Aaron Rodgers. We wouldn’t say no blame should go to Rodgers on that one — his NFC Championship performance in Seattle comes to mind. However, the overarching theme is the organization hasn’t surrounded him with enough talent.
Brett Favre, who only won one Super Bowl himself, would seem to agree.
Favre spoke at the Lee Remmel Sports Awards banquet on Wednesday and said as much.
“That in itself tells you how hard it is to do it,” Favre said. “As good as he is, I would have thought they would have won more than one by now. I don’t know if he can do anything else other than what he’s done up to this point.
“It always seems like one piece of the puzzle is missing and you don’t know what that is until you get it, like Reggie White. ‘Ah, that’s what we needed.'”
And there it is.
The Green Bay Packers’ Achilles heel in the Rodgers’ era.
Unfortunately, I don’t think anyone is going to be able to reincarnate Reggie White. And of course, we’re talking about one of the greatest defensive players to ever put on a uniform.
We’re also talking about a free agent signing, something Packers general manager Ted Thompson is largely averse to.
That isn’t to say the Packers won’t win another Super Bowl in the Rodgers era, but Rodgers seems to know this is part of the legacy he’s building.
And this will be part of the narrative until that second title arrives.