The Green Bay Packers are the defending Super Bowl champions. They’re also 4-0, steamrolling opponents, and Aaron Rodgers is quietly playing better than any other quarterback in football. While most people recognize how good their team is, and how well Rodgers is playing, leave it to Brett Favre to knock his replacement with a few backhanded compliments.
During an interview on Atlanta’s 790 the Zone Tuesday, Favre said he was surprised it took Aaron Rodgers so long to win a Super Bowl with the Packers. Favre referred back to his comments prior to the 2007 season when he said that team was by far the most talented team he had played on. In other words, Favre saw it coming.
“The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner,” Favre said of Rodgers leading Green Bay to the championship. “Even though the last couple years it’s seemed like he’s almost a rookie, he’s been around awhile. And I’d like to think that he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his ability, which is obviously very good, or they wouldn’t have drafted him in the first round. He’s got tremendous talent, he’s very bright, and he got a chance to sit and watch and see successful teams do it right. And so he just kind of fell into a good situation.
“On top of that, he’s a good player. I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better now than when I was there. So, I’m really kind of surprised it took him so long. Really, the early part of last year season, it hadn’t quite clicked yet and I didn’t know if it would. I just figured at some point, when they hit their stride, they’re going to be hard to beat. And that’s what happened.”
Now you know why the guy doesn’t do more interviews. He really can’t keep from saying controversial things. He probably thinks he was being complimentary of Rodgers, which he was at times, but overall it felt like Favre was putting down Rodgers.
It’s funny that he made those comments Tuesday. Just this week, I was thinking to myself once again that Rodgers is better than Favre ever was. It’s clear that ol’ number four recognizes everyone in Green Bay has forgotten about him because they have an even better quarterback now. This is all he can do to stay relevant and protect his reputation and accomplishments. Instead, it’s further revealing his true character.
Oh, and for the record, the Packers no longer have several of the key players from the ’07 roster, yet they’re still rolling. Rodgers is the one that makes them go. Favre is too prideful to admit it.Google+