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New Book Reveals Rodgers-Favre Rocky Relationship Was Due to a Disrespectful Comment
It was pretty well known that legendary Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre was unhappy with the front office when they used a first round pick to draft a QB that turned out to be Aaron Rodgers.
According to Author Jeff Pearlman and his new book “Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre,” that wasn’t the only thing that strained the early relationship between the two iconic Packers’ Quarterbacks.
In an excerpt provided by Bleacher Report:
“Rodgers and Favre finally met on June 2, when the Packers came to town for a seven-practice organized team activity camp. Now merely a head coach (and a disgruntled one at that), Sherman allowed Favre to skip the workouts, but that didn’t mean he would not attend. In fact, that morning Favre was alone, sitting in the team cafeteria and reading a newspaper, when Rodgers saw him in person for the first time. The new quarterback approached the old quarterback and uttered what will forever go down as the worst introductory line in the history of professional sports.
“Good morning, grandpa!”
Rodgers surely recognized the mistake as soon as the words emerged from his lips. But there was no taking it back. “Brett couldn’t believe that,” said Craig Nall, the backup quarterback. “It was like, ‘Grandpa? Who the hell are you?’”
Rodgers and Favre have since reconciled over the years, as time heals all wounds.
Pearlman’s book is set to be released on October 25th.