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.