Brett Favre: ‘Gut’ Says Aaron Rodgers Really Is Done With Packers

Former Packers quarterback great Brett Favre thinks he knows what’s next for current Packers quarterback great Aaron Rodgers.

Basically, Favre says he thinks Rodgers is done with the Packers — for good.

“I think I know Aaron fairly well, and honestly, I just don’t see him coming back and just saying, ‘All right, let’s just bury the hatchet, whatever caused the rift. And I’m just going to come back and play because I love the guys. I love the Green Bay fans.’ I assume he does — but his rift isn’t with the fans or the players. It’s with the front office,” Favre said on Wisconsin’s Wilde & Tausch radio show Wednesday.

Rodgers is said to be seeking a trade out of Green Bay, and some reports have even suggested he’ll retire if one doesn’t come.

“If there’s not a trade, my gut tells me that he’d rather sit out than play,” Favre said. “That’s just my gut. There’s no reason for me to say that other than that’s what my gut’s telling me, and I think you guys know Aaron fairly well enough to sort of feel the same way.”

Favre added that he texted Rodgers last week to see what’s up, shortly after the news broke that Rodgers wanted out of Green Bay.

Favre said Rodgers replied, “‘Thanks for checking on me. I’ll touch base with you after all this is over.’ And that was it. We haven’t talked since.”

Along with that, Favre said he is hopeful that he will have a chance to talk with Rodgers at length before too long. Mostly, Favre would like to see Rodgers stay with the Packers.

“I’d like to see him win a Super Bowl in Green Bay, another one,” Favre said. “But the thing is, life’s too short. I want him to be happy. He’s been there as long as I was there, and I know what that means and he’s put up unbelievable numbers. Win another Super Bowl and then do what you want to do, whether it’s keep playing, play somewhere else, whatever. But win one more in Green Bay and go out the way you want to go out.

“You don’t want to go out this way, whether it’s sit out or play somewhere else.”

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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  1. How many times did Favre’s “gut” tell him to throw the ball into double coverage? Really a meaningless opinion, Favre can help but to keep in himself in the news.

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