Former Packers legendary quarterback Brett Favre said that Rodgers shouldn’t start worrying about his successor being brought in during the 2020 NFL Draft.
“Look, no one’s going to replace Aaron unless Aaron chooses to be replaced,” Favre said. “There’s no worry for him that he’s going to be ousted. He’s too good of a player.”
Those comments were actually made before the draft even happened and before the Packers traded up and selected QB Jordan Love.
On Wednesday, Favre had a different tone on the matter when he revealed on The Rich Eisen Show that he recently spoke with Rodgers about that decision.
“I’m not going to talk about all that we talked,” Favre said. “He was, let’s just say surprised, they went that direction.”
He also stated that the Packers taking Jordan Love “Sends a disrespect message to Aaron Rodgers.”
He also added that Rodgers would end up playing elsewhere before his career is over.
Favre’s career in Green Bay ended pretty much the same way when the Packers drafted Rodgers in 2005’s first round and groomed him for three seasons before promoting him as Favre’s replacement.
The transition from Favre to Rodgers wasn’t the smoothest but it ultimately worked out.
Rodgers is now 36 and the same age as Favre was when the Packers last selected a quarterback in the first round, but he is also coming off a season in which he got the team to a 13-3 record and a home playoff win in the first year of a new system.
He is currently under contract through the 2023 season.