The Green Bay Packers sent shockwaves throughout the NFL when they agreed to a 4-year, $200 million extension of quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This made Rodgers the highest-paid QB in the league.
While some think it was a dumb move by overpaying Rodgers and exhausting the cap money, others are confident the veteran QB will lead the Packers to a Super Bowl.
Aaron Rodgers always kept his mouth shut around Brett Favre as he didn’t want to upset the balance for their relationship
Aaron Rodgers will continue to play his 18th season in the NFL with the only team he’s known, the Green Bay Packers. Rodgers is considered a Packers legend because of his endless achievements with the team. When there are talks about Packers legend, Brett Favre is sure to be in that conversation.
Favre was traded by the Atlanta Falcons to the Packers after his rookie season. he became their starter early into the 1992 season and revitalized a franchise that had been in a period of decline since the late 1960s. During his 16 seasons with Green Bay, he led the team to 11 playoff runs, seven division titles, four NFC Championship Games, two consecutive Super Bowl appearances, and one championship title in Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.
An old interview of Aaron Rodgers comes to mind while talking about Brett Favre. The 4x MVP quarterback was asked back in 2016 by Graham Bensinger how his relationship was with Favre being his backup for three years. “Being a veteran, having played multiple seasons and then the team drafted a guy to eventually take your place but I can tell you on my side there nothing but cheerleading and hard work and I kept my mouth shut,” Rodgers replied.
Rodgers said he learned a great deal from Favre and that he was lucky to grow under such a legendary quarterback. Rodgers also praised Drew Brees’ willingness to help young QBs and said it’s important to bring along the next generation. This statement from Rodgers clearly did not age well.
The Packers QB threw a fit when Green Bay drafted Jordan Love in 2020. Rodgers threatened the front office that he would leave the organization and only agreed to return if he was made the highest-paid QB in the NFL. The Packers had 2 legendary quarterbacks for a span of over 30 years and all they have to show for it are 2 Super Bowls.
It’ll be interesting to see whether the Packers’ gamble on Aaron Rodgers pays off or if it was all for nothing!