Favre lauds Rodgers before No. 4 retired
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Brett Favre threw some kind words at the man who replaced him at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
Speaking at a charity function Thursday, Favre said that Aaron Rodgers is ”almost too good.”
”I mean that with all due respect,” Favre said. ”I mean, all of my good records will be broken and all my bad ones I’m going to keep. When I watch him, he’s good. … I don’t know what else to say.”
Favre lauded Rodgers at an event for the Rawhide Boys Ranch, an organization that helps at-risk boys in Wisconsin. The retired quarterback has long supported the charity co-founded by another former Packers quarterback, Hall of Famer Bart Starr.
Favre was scheduled to have his name and retired No. 4 unveiled on the facade at Lambeau Stadium at halftime of the Bears-Packers game Thursday night. Starr also was scheduled to attend the game.
The ceremony is the culmination of a season-long reconciliation between Favre and the organization following a messy split with Favre indecisive about retirement.
Rodgers replaced Favre as the starter in 2008.
”You kind of know what you get with Aaron Rodgers,” Favre said at a point during his talk in which he spoke about the latter stages of his career.
”I never was as good as him. I can throw it. I can throw it with anybody. But, man, everything looks so good when he’s at his best.”
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