Brett Favre is simply trying to turn a possible uncomfortable situation into a great one in 2020.
Since Green Bay drafted Jordan Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Favre has offered plenty of insight as Aaron Rodgers finds himself in the same situation, but in reverse when he got drafted to replace Favre.
While Rodgers is still the man in Green Bay, Favre offered some thoughts on how the Packers should use their current and future quarterbacks.
“I think there’s ways to incorporate it much like Taysom Hill with the Saints,” Favre said to TMZ Sports. “Use him as a halfback, a halfback pass, but occasionally let him run it just to show that you’ll do that. Something like that.”
The biggest issue with this plan is that Love is a traditional pocket passer, and less of a dual-threat QB. In three seasons as Utah State Aggies signal caller, Love rushed for just 403 yards.
In 13 games in 2018, he scored seven TDs on the ground, while 2019 showed a career-high in yards with 175.
Favre also admits that Love likely won’t see the field unless Rodgers suffers an injury.
“The good news is, you’re not getting hit. You’re getting paid, your stock is not going down at all, unless you just tank in practice or are a totally different person than they thought they drafted, and I don’t think that’s the case,” Favre said. “So this is an opportunity for you to mature with the pro game. Soak it all in and get better.”