The NFL Draft was supposed to be a tremendous day for Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, as the team seemed likely to provide him with weapons to help him reach his second-ever Super Bowl. Then, the team kicked him below the belt by trading up to select Utah State signal caller Jordan Love. Although Love says Rodgers congratulated him on getting drafted, we haven't heard a single word from the former two-time NFL MVP.
That's where Brett Favre steps in.
During an appearance on "The Rich Eisen Show" on Wednesday, Favre revealed that he spoke with Rodgers following the Love seletion, and admitted No. 12 was "surprised they went that direction." Additionally, Favre surmises that it will only be a matter of time until Rodgers suits up with another team.
Favre knows all too well about this topic. Back in 2005, the Packers traded up to select Rodgers to eventually supplant Favre as the Packers' starting quarterback. To say that seasoned vet wasn't pleased about the move is a massive understatement. Seeing the writing on the wall, Favre stepped away from the Packers following the 2007 season, allowing Rodgers to assume responsibilities under center.
Now, the tables have turned, with Rodgers playing the role of Favre, and Love being the quarterback waiting in the wings.
Reports earlier this week indicated that the selection of Love was a power move by head coach Matt LaFleur. Additionally, he wants to convert the Packers into a run-first team to mirror his work as Tennessee Titans offensive coordinator in 2018.
Let's not forget that this is the same quarterback whose actions and words essentially led to former head coach Mike McCarthy being handed a pink slip in 2018. LaFleur must've gotten a taste of it this past season, and may not want to deal with it any further.
Favre's best guess about the end of Rodgers' career? It won't be in Green Bay.
Rodgers has never shied away from drama, so he should be more than prepared for his eventual battle with LaFleur and the Packers organization.
Welcome to Green Bay, Jordan! Have fun dealing with all of this!