After a sour relationship developed between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers said today it is time for the two to rebuild their relationship (Credit: AP Photo)
During Saturday night’s NFL honor awards current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Packers great Brett Favre appeared together on stage. After being traded to the New York Jets and then signing with the division rival Minnesota Vikings, Favre’s relationship with the Green Bay Packers is a little distant.
Today, Aaron Rodgers said it is time for him, Brett Favre and the Packers to rebuild their relationship and hopes Saturday night is the first step.
“As the face of the franchise now, [it's] a role that I take very seriously,” Rodgers said Tuesday on his weekly ESPN Milwaukee radio show, via ESPN.com. “I have the responsibility and enjoy having the opportunity to represent my team. I think it’s important to realize that it is probably time to move forward.”
Despite the rocky relationship, one in which Rodgers and Favre haven’t spoken since Favre was traded in 2008, Rodgers says it did not take a lot of coaxing to get him to join Favre on stage.
“It didn’t take a lot of coaxing for me to do it,” Rodgers said. “I did want to sit and think about whether it was the right thing to do. I really feel very secure in my position with the team and feel good about the things that we’ve been able to accomplish in my five years as the starter, and feel good about the direction the organization is going in.
“Brett is two years removed from the game. He’s going to obviously be in the Packers Hall of Fame. He’ll get his number retired, and he’ll be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next few years. It’s important, I think, to make sure that he’s recognized for all the accomplishments that he’s achieved in our organization especially. He’s still very dear to many of our fans for the things that he’s done for the Packers on the field. You can never take that away.”
Rodgers knows it might be up to him to help bring back Favre into the Packers family.
“You think about what you want your legacy to be and how you want to be remembered,” Rodgers said. “As I move forward . . . I think about how I want to be remembered, and this is one thing that I really want to move forward with.”
Might we see Favre attending a few Packers games next season?
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