Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers did not always have the best relationship with his predecessor, Brett Favre. The veteran felt like it wasn’t his responsibility to mentor Rodgers when he was just beginning his NFL career, and his constant retiring and returning kept delaying Rodgers’ debut until eventually the Packers pulled the plug and decided to move on.
Certainly, Rodgers couldn’t be blamed if he harbored some ill feelings towards Favre, but Rodgers thinks it is important for the Packers to retire Favre’s number and is happy to hear that it will happen soon.
“I’ve kind of been on the forefront of getting this thing done, you know, in my own way,” Rodgers told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I wanted to make sure my voice was out there and behind Brett coming back. I think it’s important to bring him back into the fold. It was a great thing to be able to announce that and retire his number and put his number in the Packer Hall of Fame, which is obvious – of course it’s going to happen. He’s one of the greatest Packers of all-time and one of the greatest NFL players of all-time. It’s good to get him back here and hopefully get him here in the fall, as well.”