GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers had a very good reason for presenting an award with Brett Favre at Saturday night's NFL Honors event: The Packers quarterback wanted to bury the hatchet with the now-retired three-time NFL MVP who topped him on Green Bay's depth chart for three seasons.
For the past five years since becoming the Packers' starting quarterback, Rodgers has barely mentioned Favre's name. It was a topic as contentious as the relationship between the two had become late in their time together while sharing the same uniform.
But all of that is over now.
"As the face of the franchise, a role I take very seriously, I think it's important to realize that it's time to probably move forward," Rodgers said Tuesday on his ESPN Wisconsin radio show. "It was good to talk to Brett on the phone and then spend some time with him. It was fun to present with Brett.
"I thought it was good timing to just let the fans know, let Brett know, let's move forward. Let's heal things up and move ...