Brett Favre speaks out on Aaron Rodgers’ return


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Count Packers legend Brett Favre among those who weren’t shocked to see quarterback Aaron Rodgers return to Green Bay, even if bringing him back didn’t come cheap.

“It wasn’t much from a surprise standpoint,” Favre said during his weekly appearance on SiriusXM NFL Radio.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) is brought down during the first half of an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021, in Glendale, Arizona .
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According to Favre, Rodgers has returned to Title Town because they are offering him the best chance to add a second Super Bowl ring to his jewelry box.

“I’ve always said it and I will continue to say it. I guess Aaron’s goal is to try to get to the Super Bowl,” he continued. “His best chance to do that has been in Green Bay for the past two years.”

Favre has no insider knowledge directly of his former understudy, but it’s clear he thinks Rodgers likes the team Green Bay has assembled around him.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati on Sunday, October 10, 2021.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half of an NFL football game in Cincinnati on Sunday, October 10, 2021.
(AP Photo/AJ Mast)

“I haven’t spoken to Aaron. I don’t know what his vision looks like, but I have to assume he’s thinking, ‘Hey, I’ve got a good thing going on here, so I might as well come back and to try my chances,'” added favre.

Various reports have speculated that Rodgers’ decision to join the Packers came with a nice raise. Most estimates say the 38-year-old QB is valued at around $200 million over four seasons.

And while Favre understands Rodgers’ decision to come back for big money and a few more shots for a title, he recognizes that the Packers have committed a very large chunk of their salary cap to Rodgers, who is, after all. , only one player.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers shares a moment with former quarterback Brett Favre during a ceremony honoring the late Bart Starr at halftime of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Packers Green Bay at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers shares a moment with former quarterback Brett Favre during a ceremony honoring the late Bart Starr at halftime of the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Packers Green Bay at Lambeau Field on September 15, 2019 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
(Quinn Harris/Getty Images)

“As far as the contract goes, it has to be close to what they’re speculating,” Favre said via SiriusXM. “Is anyone worth that kind of money? Probably not, but that’s how the market works.”

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Even in retirement, Favre is not afraid to try his luck.




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