Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers will 'shatter' my Packers records
Brett Favre had high praise for Aaron Rodgers on Thursday. During an interview, Favre said he's 'proud' of Rodgers and that he expects the Green Bay quarterback to 'shatter' his team records.
It seems like Brett Favre is on a mission to right all of his wrongs -- at least in Green Bay. One week after Favre took responsibility for the messy way things ended with the Packers, the Favre redemption tour continued on Thursday when he took to the radio waves to praise his replacement, Aaron Rodgers.
"Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated," Favre said on Sirius XM NFL Radio, via USA Today. "But I knew he was capable of that, and that's why they drafted him. Barring any injury, he'll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games [played]. But the guy has been tremendous. Great move on their part."
Shattering all of Favre's Packers records could take Rodgers awhile. The ol' Gunslinger holds almost every conceivable team passing record in Green Bay from most career touchdown passes (442) to most regular-season wins (160) to most consecutive passes completed (20).
Not only does Favre think Rodgers will 'shatter' those records, but he admitted to being 'proud' of the quarterback who replaced him in Green Bay five years ago.
"I had no problem with him becoming the next quarterback for the Packers. It was bound to happen at some point," Favre said. "I have no problems with the success that he's had. In fact, I'm proud of him."
Favre also denied that he ever had a frosty relationship with Rodgers. He claims that was media driven.
"There were no problems between Aaron and I. I was well aware of the media making a big deal out of it. I knew it wasn't true; Aaron knew it wasn't true," Favre said. "Did I talk to him all the time [after leaving]? No. Do I talk to other guys all the time? No. But he knows how I feel about him, and he knows how I feel about his career up to this point."
Favre has been saying all the right things lately and the right things should keep him from hearing many boos when the Packers eventually retire his jersey.
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