Brett Favre isn’t panicking about the Green Bay Packers quarterback situation, at least not just yet.
The Hall of Fame quarterback seemed to have no concerns over the situation with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay.
“No one should be surprised,” Favre said on his podcast, Bolling with Favre on Tuesday. “In the big picture, I don’t know what’s gonna happen. … It’s not the first time someone’s missed a minicamp or an OTA or a mandatory participation, whatever that may be. But you shouldn’t be surprised.”
Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, has made it clear he wants out of Green Bay and pointed to frustrations with the team’s front office and the lack of offensive weapons around him as the reasons why.
Favre said he thinks all of the issues have to do with personnel that Rodgers doesn’t like and said he doesn’t think Rodgers has anything against QB Jordan Love.
“I think the question really comes down to, can the issue or issues be fixed between Aaron and, we assume, Brian Gutekunst, the GM. Can those be resolved? … Or is it deeper than that?” he said.
Favre seems to believe Rodgers will return to the Packers sooner rather than later, but also stressed the importance of ensuring Love is NFL-ready.
“Now, you’re really kinda studying what Jordan does best,” Favre said. “What he does similar to Aaron, how that relates to how I call the game in the future. Do I do certain formations and plays that Aaron ran well because Jordan seems to run these well, or is he a totally different quarterback? That’s a question that they gotta answer and answer very quickly.”
Green Bay selected Love at No. 26 overall in the 2020 draft and the second-year QB has struggled to shine with the first team during minicamp, the New York Post reports. Love connected on 12-of-23 pass attempts in one practice, while also failing to lead the offense past midfield during a two-minute drill.
The feud between the Packers organization and Rodgers has dominated the NFL media cycle, and Rodgers showed up to a press event on Tuesday to promote a charity golf exhibition wearing a black T-shirt with white letters that read: “I’M OFFENDED” and had an emoji with an angry face.
Rodgers seems not to have lost his sense of humor this offseason, even though he is embroiled in an open dispute with his team and has publicly asked for a trade.