Aaron Rodgers has had to deal with the question for years and he’s certainly developed a solid answer to it.
When he sat down with Michael this week to shoot an NFL Network segment, Rodgers was asked the inevitable question.
Kareem Copeland of the Green Bay Press Gazette posted this snippet that’s scheduled to air Sunday on the NFL Network’s NFL Gameday Morning:
Michael Irvin: “Why is it that Brett Favre is making comments about Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers?”
Aaron Rodgers: “I think you need to have a sit-down with him and ask him that question. But I think the great thing about this team is it’s a group of individuals who came together collectively to accomplish an incredible goal. We don’t really have a lot of distractions, there are not a lot of people outside of the building whose opinions really factor into our daily football lives and that’s what’s keeping us focused on being the best each week.”
Irvin: “A reporter is going to ask you every moment he gets about Brett Favre. Do you feel like this is ever going to go away?”
Rodgers: “I don’t think so. On some level, you need to embrace the fact that you’re mentioned with a future Hall of Famer in the same sentence a lot. I’m always going to be the guy that followed him regardless of what happens. I’m hopeful that we can go down in a similar sense and way that Joe Montana and Steve Young are talked about. I’m hopeful that I’m going to have a long career here and opportunity to win a lot more championships.”
Way to go, Aaron!
And here’s the video clip: