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For every person who agreed with Thompson at the time, there were three other people who would blast him for letting Brett Favre leave the team.
At the time, it looked like it would be a curse that would haunt the franchise for years to come, but Thompson handled the situation perfectly.
He had proper faith in Aaron Rodgers to give him the reigns of the team and never look back. Favre, as we all know, went to the Vikings and had a remarkable '09 campaign in which he demolished the Packers in two games.
At the end of the day, this team won a Super Bowl without Brett Favre, and Aaron Rodgers is a top-three quarterback in the league right now.
It has worked out perfectly, and looking back, it was the perfect move to not let Favre come back.