Brett Favre Admits Fault, Wishes He Would’ve Left Packers Under Better Circumstances
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(CBS) The split between the Green Bay Packers and longtime quarterback Brett Favre was anything but amicable.
When Favre decided to retire following the 2007 seasons, the team then committed to Aaron Rodgers as their new signal caller. As the 2008 season loomed, Favre wanted back, but the Packers had moved on.
This led Favre to taint his legacy in Green Bay and play with the Jets in 2008 before spending two seasons with the division rival Vikings in 2009-10.
“It’s over and done with,” Favre told WGR 550-AM on Thursday. “I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”
The entire situation greatly impacted Favre’s reputation among Packers’ faithful and even created a rift between he and Rodgers.
Now, however, Favre said he and Rodgers have patched things up.
“Aaron has said some very nice things,” Favre said. “He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn’t for show. And so I think everything will be fine.”
In March, Packers president Mark Murphy said it was time for both sides to move on and mentioned the team will retire Favre’s No. 4 jersey soon.
“I don’t know of any player who would not want that to happen,” Favre said. “I’m honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, ‘bad blood’ or whatever; I just think that people started picking sides. And really I’m over that and have been over it.