Whatever issues Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers had with one another appear to be a thing of the past.
The day after the two Green Bay Packers’ MVP quarterbacks shared the stage and some laughs during Saturday’s NFL Honors award ceremony, Favre was asked about his interaction with Rodgers during his appearance on NFL Network’s Super Bowl pre-game show.
Favre and Rodgers have a complicated history as the two were relatively close during their three seasons together in Green Bay before Favre’s first retirement after the 2007 season.
The three-time NFL MVP tried to make a last minute return before the 2008 preseason, but Ted Thompson decided to stick with Rodgers and traded Favre to the New York Jets.
Since then, Rodgers has guarded his comments of the situation while Favre has been more outspoken, occasionally throwing a few verbal jabs towards his successor in interviews.
Although Rodgers said as recently as this past year that he and Favre no longer have a relationship, Favre told NFL Network he harbors no grudge toward Rodgers while adding his enjoyment of presenting the NFL comeback player of the year award with his heir apparent on Saturday night.
"It wasn’t awkward," Favre said. "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."
With Rodgers’ rise to prominence as a Super Bowl MVP quarterback in 2010 and league MVP in 2011, the question has started to get asked which Packers’ quarterback is better.
Statistically speaking, Rodgers’ numbers edge Favre's numbers in almost every meaningful category through his first five years as a NFL starting quarterback.
Favre: 'No ill feelings' toward Rodgers
PackersNews.com | Feb 6