Packers’ legend Brett Favre proud of his successor Aaron Rodgers
Ears walk up to Brett Favre whenever he speaks, especially if the NFL legend is speaking about his successor at the Green Bay Packers. In Part II of the special interview with NFL Network’s reporter Deion Sanders, Brett Favre discussed everything about football. The three-time MVP quarterback talked about his favorite quarterbacks from the new lot to the newly-crowned MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Although, Brett Favre messed up a heroic departure from the Green Bay Packers in 2008, there was one thing he did right and that developing Aaron Rodgers both as a player and a leader. Aaron Rodgers, who used to be a backup for Brett Favre from 2005-07, has been in superb form for the Green Bay Packers in the last couple of years. In the interview, Brett Favre admitted he felt proud of what Aaron Rodgers had achieved.
“Aaron Rodgers, I knew when I left, this guy has all the tools,” Brett Favre said. “He can beat you with his feet. He’s got a great arm, extremely accurate, handles the cast around him perfect. I think that’s the key sometimes. I think that’s what (Tom) Brady has done. Regardless of who you put out there, he’s good. That to me is the mark of a good quarterback.”
Brett Favre also talked about his favorite quarterbacks which were of course New England Patriots Tom Brady and former Indianapolis Colts Peyton Manning. New Orleans Saints franchise tagged quarterback Drew Brees also made it to the list. Brett Favre said that he was particularly impressed with the way Drew Brees adapted to his changing team.
Brett Favre labelled San Diego Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers as a “laboring” quarterback and New York Giants Eli Manning was hailed as the “the unsung guy”. Brett Favre also compared and defended under-fire Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
“I think he’s probably more like me than any of those guys,” Brett Favre said of Romo. “I think way too much is cast upon him, good or bad. It’s Dallas and much is expected. He’s carried those guys, man. I’m watching last year and I like Tony. I like the way he plays and I think at times he’s underrated.
“But I’m watching and right before the snap, he’s telling guys and you’ve probably seen it too, he’s like,” Favre continued, gesturing to imaginary players around him. “How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you’re telling guys,” gesturing again. “But he’ll make something out of nothing and that’s part of being a great quarterback.”