Aaron Rodgers didn’t take the bait.
The other day in an interview on Atlanta’s 790 The Zone, former Packers great Brett Favre made what could only be interpreted as not-so-subtle knocks against Rodgers, the quarterback that has replaced him in the hearts and minds of Packers’ fans.
Favre said he wasn’t surprised Rodgers won a Super Bowl, but “the biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner.” To that rap he added that Rodgers “just kind of fell into a good situation.”
Said Favre: “He’s got tremendous talent, he’s very bright and he got a chance to kind of sit and watch and he saw successful teams do it right. And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. And on top of that, he’s a good player. I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I really was surprised it took him so long.”
When asked to respond, Rodgers took the high road.
“I’m just going to say that I was really proud of our team,” Rodgers said. “It takes 53 guys to win a championship and we had the right recipe last year and we’re trying to do the same thing this season.”
Gee, thanks Brett.