Well, so much for the Brett Favre comeback. It lasted all of one day. After meeting with head coach Mike McCarthy for about ten hours, Favre walked out of camp Tuesday morning. McCarthy made it clear that Aaron Rodgers is the starting quarterback and that while Favre on the roster makes the team better, it is only because Favre gives the team depth at the crucial quarterback position. The Packers have not backed down on their commitment to Rodgers and right or wrong, it is what it is. Jump on board or shut up.
Even if you hate McCarthy and Ted Thompson, how can you not respect them for standing by their convictions? That being Aaron Rodgers gives the team a better chance to win the Super Bowl than Brett Favre does. I agree. Might not happen this year, Favre didn’t win a Super Bowl his first year as a starter, either, and really, when you look at the players Favre had around him at that stage of his career, he should have won more than one Super Bowl. Rodgers also has a good team around him as he becomes a starter in his fourth year, the difference is he spent three years on the bench instead of on the field. That fact will be overlooked for sure by the media and fans the first time Rodgers throws three picks in a game.
The saga is finally over. Wherever Favre ends up playing I wish him well, except when or if he plays against the Green Bay Packers. Hopefully the Packers can get some compensation for what it is still a good player, but in the end if he won’t practice and he won’t agree to a trade, they will have to release him. That probably won’t happen until the final cut-down.
Today was a good day. I’m back baby! Go Pack!