Brett Favre isn’t trying to make any NFL comebacks these days, but he is trying to make amends. Favre is talking about the last time he tried to make it in the NFL and is doing something he failed to do previously – taking the blame for the way things ended with the Green Bay Packers. While speaking with WRG 550 in Buffalo, Favre said that while he still thinks the Packers own a share of the blame, he’s also at fault for the way things went down.
“It’s over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it,” Favre said to Joe Buscaglia of WGR-550. “If you could go back, would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”
It’s been over half a decade since Favre divorced the Packers in ugly fashion, ultimately being traded to the New York Jets for the 2008 season. The wounds have always seemed fresh as well, as unlike other legendary quarterbacks and their old teams, Favre and the Packers have remained distant and the success of Aaron Rodgers has helped fans quickly forget about Farve and how things ended.
That’s likely the reason a diva like Favre is forcing himself to take the blame. He’s coming to his senses and realizes that the only legacy he’s hurting by hurling stones at the Packers his his own.
Rodgers is the new face of the franchise and he’s challenging Favre status as the best quarterback in the team’s history, so if he wants to relish in his glory days with his old team, Favre needs to start playing nice — which is why he’s attempting to.
The healing process had already started to begin before this but Favre shouldering some blame for his role in the way things ended between himself and the Packers is a giant leap forward. Favre needs that relationship mended and he’s trying to do that very thing with this pseudo-apology to the Packers. The next step is actually meeting with the team, which is something current legend Aaron Rodgers began pushing for last month.
Such a thing would only inflate Rodgers’ status even more as not only is the best quarterback in the NFL, he was able to play marriage counselor for Favre and the Packers, successfully healing all wounds. That may be a few years off but the way things are going, by the time Favre is eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2016, everyone is looking to be on good terms and that’s the way it really should be.