Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre’s time with the Packers didn’t exactly end how he had imagined, but the future Hall of Famer is finally coming around and acknowledging that, despite it not making sense to him at the time, the Packers choosing to go with Aaron Rodgers was a move that had to be made.
Favre is completely over the way that his time ended in Green Bay and he stated that he understood it was time for the team to move in a younger direction.
“I understood that they had a young quarterback who had tremendous potential, that they had to find out what he could do,” Favre said, during an interview with Sirius XM. “And, quite frankly, I had probably my best year in 16 years that past season and there’s two ways to look at that.
“If you’re in the organization and you’re making decisions you got to feel like, ‘OK, he had a great year but he’s probably maxed out.’ That’s kind of what I would have been thinking. Now, obviously my side of it is, ‘I think I still can play.’ The way it went down was not the best of ways and I think people have learned from it and, again, I’m over it.”
It didn’t stop there, Favre went on to compliment Rodgers for all that he has accomplished since taking over as the team’s starting quarterback and he went on to say that he believes Rodgers will end up breaking nearly all of the records that he set during his time with the team.
“Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated, but I knew he was capable of that and that’s why they drafted him,” Favre said. “Barring any injury he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games.”
Everyone involved in the organization has to be thrilled to see Favre coming around. Hopefully one day Favre will be able to return to Lambeau Field and have an afternoon set to honor him and all of the accomplishments that he was able to achieve during his time with Green Bay.
He deserves it.