Brett Favre knows all about seeing the Green bay packers draft his successor while he was still on top of his game. Back then, many thought the Packers would target a QB, but nobody saw them taking one in the first round. It turned out great for the franchise.
Fast forward to 2020 and the Packers have done it again when they selected Jordan Love at the end of the first round last night.
The talented Utah State quarterback has one of the best skill sets and arms in this year’s NFL Draft, however, many wondered why the team wouldn’t get Rodgers somebody to help him on offense this year or even next year. This, after the squad went to the NFC Championship a year ago.
As luck would have it, TMZ Sports spoke with Brett Favre days before the draft and put his support squarely behind Rodgers even if that scenario played out.
“Look, no one’s going to replace Aaron unless Aaron chooses to be replaced,” the Packers legend told TMZ Sports in an interview this week. “There’s no worry for him that he’s going to be ousted. He’s too good of a player.”
“It’s funny because Aaron and I were talking about it last year, how he gets how I was when he came in. Because now he’s at that age that I was when he came in, and so it’s getting about time that you start looking at drafting a guy or picking someone up in free agency.”
“Not that we think Aaron is at the end of his road, I think he’s got many good years barring injury ahead of him. But, you do have to start grooming the next guy. And, Aaron gets it.”
We shall see what happens with the Packers going forward.