Green Bay Packers Rumors: Aaron Rodgers Doesn’t Want Compared to Brett Favre Over Injury
Brett Favre‘s name will be forever linked to the Green Bay Packers. That will happen when you’re the face of a franchise for 16 years. But more recently, Favre has been linked to the Packers for negative reasons. His time didn’t end well in Green Bay and he’s yet to fully make peace with the organization as a whole.
Because of when he was drafted to the Packers, Aaron Rodgers will also forever be linked to Favre. He was the one who had to follow the great legacy No. 4 left behind (even though it ended badly). When it comes right down to it, the fans just want to see Ws put on the board. They might have been mad at Favre, but he was still producing wins up until the end of tenure in Green Bay.
So far, Rodgers has put many wins on the board, including the win – a Super Bowl victory. But one area that he’ll have a hard time matching Favre? The iron man department. Favre was the iron man of all iron men for nearly his entire 20-year career and he most certainly never missed seven games in a row like Rodgers has in 2013. It’s with that in mind, that rumors have emerged about verbiage being used to describe his absence.
To this point, the decision to have Rodgers sit out has been squarely placed on the shoulders of the Packers’ organization. Reportedly, it’s because the QB himself wanted it portrayed that way so he wouldn’t be considered ‘not tough’ and in the process, avoid anyone saying that Favre is tougher.
It needs to be said that all reports indicate that Rodgers is not healthy enough to play and that he would if he had clearance. But because he hasn’t been cleared, he allegedly wants to make sure that fans know why, and it’s not because he’s not tough enough.
Take that for what you will, because it’s the latest and greatest in Favre-related gossip. Odds are that Rodgers will either deny these reports or he’ll laugh them off.
Three potential fantasy football stars for the San Francisco 49ers in 2015
Three potential fantasy stars for the 49ers in 2015. Read More
Breaking down Dri Archer and his role(s) on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster
It's amazing how much changes in one year. Last training camp, writers like me were simply gushing over the possibilities Dri Archer's 4.26 speed could bring to the Steelers offense in 2014. The only caveat was his size (5'8”, 173 lbs). To compensate for Archer's lack of girth and muscle and to best utilize his speed, getting Archer out in space, away from those big, angry defenders looking to throw him around like a rag doll, would be key to him making an impact in his rookie season and beyond. Will he find a spot on the Steelers 53-man roster? Read More
WATCH: Tom Brady catches an epic one-handed TD from Julian Edelman in practice
Here's some good news in the Tom Brady department: He's catching touchdown passes! Read More
Three areas that stir up some drama at Baltimore Ravens training camp
Last year at this time, the Baltimore Ravens were swamped in drama, with the whole Ray Rice thing taking place. The drama and circumstances are a little different surrounding this year's training camp. That said, the question is what is that drama and where does it rank on Baltimore's to-do list? Read More
Jameis Winston Must Prove Himself At Training Camp
Winston was chosen 1st overall, but now its time for him to show why. Read More