Brett Favre on relationship with Aaron Rodgers: ‘I like Aaron’
It’s never easy when one person replaces another in a work environment, which is why the relationship between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers was considered to be frosty. It didn’t help that Favre closed his career with the Minnesota Vikings and faced the Rodgers-led Packers twice a season, either, causing fans to choose sides and view Favre as the enemy.
Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame on July 18, but Rodgers will not be there because he is scheduled to play in the celebrity golf tournament in Lake Tahoe. His absence does not mean there is a bad relationship between the two.
During a radio interview with ESPN Milwaukee’s “Green & Gold Today” Tuesday, Favre talked about how things are between him and Rodgers.
“Was there animosity toward Aaron Rodgers [in the summer of 2008]? No, there wasn’t,” Favre said. “I like Aaron. Aaron and I get along fine. I knew at some point he had to play. I knew he had tremendous potential. All those things have come true, and I don’t feel like, ‘Well, what about me?’”
“Again, my body of work speaks for itself. I’m a different player than he is. He’s a tremendous player and a great leader, and he’s doing exactly what I thought he’d do. When people try to create a wedge either with me and a player or me and the organization, there isn’t one. Life goes on, I understand that, and I’m OK with that. But again, what I did speaks for itself.”
Favre’s comments should not come as a surprise. We knew he had put the past behind him when he admitted in 2013 that part of the problems were his fault. Plus, nothing told us about Favre’s feelings towards his former mentee better than this story.