With the Green Bay Packers drafting Jordan Love, Brett Favre believes Aaron Rodgers will do what he did and play somewhere else before retirement.
Brett Favre has never been afraid to let it rip. With his arm or with his mouth.
Favre never saw a throwing window he didn’t think he could fire a football through. The Pro Football Hall of Famer put together an incredible career with four franchises, primarily with the Green Bay Packers. Though Favre became a legend in Green Bay, he played his last three NFL seasons elsewhere with the New York Jets in 2008 and the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and 2010.
Favre appeared on The Rich Eisen Show Wednesday, saying what he believes will happen to his Green Bay successor Aaron Rodgers after the Packers used the No. 26 overall pick on Utah State Aggies quarterback Jordan Love.
“I think he will play somewhere else,” said Favre to Eisen. “I guarantee you (the Love pick) got the gears going in Aaron’s mind. All (Rodgers) needed was a reason (to play elsewhere).”
It has been a rough week for the Packers fanbase and it’s only getting worse. Even though they played for an NFC Championship back in January, Green Bay had the worst draft of all 32 NFL franchises over the weekend. Unless Love becomes a future Pro Bowler many years from now, the 2020 NFL Draft will be known as the virtual one that literally pushed Rodgers out of town.
Rodgers is under contract through the 2023 NFL season, but does have a potential out after the 2021 campaign. He could enter 2022 NFL free agency ahead of his age-38 season with a handful of years left in the tank of his brilliant career. While he is a legend in Green Bay, he may want to play for a team back near his native California on the West Coast before retiring.
Favre was the same age and at about the same point in his career when the Packers drafted Rodgers out of Cal in the 2005 NFL Draft. Though Favre started for three more years in Green Bay, his last pass was an interception in the 2007 NFC Championship game, a loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. He left for Gang Green and it became Rodgers’ team.
Should the inevitable friction certainly coming between Rodgers and second-year head coach Matt LaFleur become too hot to handle, Rodgers will want out to continue his career elsewhere. Rodgers had massive shoes to fill taking over for Favre, but did an outstanding job as his successor. However, Love is seemingly being groomed to replace him and Rodgers will likely end up leaving just like Favre did.