That didn't seem possible for a while, especially after the messy divorce between the Packers and Favre took place in 2008. Then, to make matters worse, Favre played two seasons (2009-10) with the rival Minnesota Vikings, after the Packers had first traded Favre to the New York Jets in 2008.
Rodgers has gone out of his way to make sure that Favre is welcomed back to the Packers. Rodgers spoke about that on his ESPN 540 radio show a couple days after the NFL awards show.
Brett is two years removed from the game. He's going to obviously be in the Packers Hall of Fame. He'll get his number retired, and he'll be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in the next few years. It's important, I think, to make sure that he's recognized for all the accomplishments that he's achieved in our organization especially. He's still very dear to many of our fans for the things that he's done for the Packers on the field. You can never take that away.
As the face of the franchise, I felt like it was important that I took a leadership role in that. Not that one was needed now, but I thought it was good timing to just let the fans know, let Brett know, let's move forward. Let's heal things up and let's move forward.
Earlier this week, Favre appeared on Sirius XM NFL radio with Bruce Murray and Jim Miller. Favre talked about his record-breaking 16-year career with the Packers and what a positive experience it had been for him.
Favre also went out of his way to praise his successor (Rodgers) at quarterback for the Packers.
Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated, but I knew he was capable of that and that’s why they drafted him. Barring any injury he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games.
Favre has most of the passing records for the Packers, although Rodgers already owns a few of his own.
For instance, Rodgers has the highest passer rating in Green Bay history with a 104.9 mark. Favre is second with a 85.8 rating. Rodgers is also the highest-rated passer in NFL history.
Rodgers has the highest completion percentage in team history, too, with a 65.7 percent mark. Favre is second again at 61.42 percent.
Rodgers has the record for the most yards passing in a season as well, with 4,643 in 2012. Favre (4,413) is fourth on that list, behind Lynn Dickey (4,458) and Rodgers (4,434 in 2009).
In addition to that, Rodgers holds the team mark in 300-yard passing games in a season (eight) plus the mark for most touchdown passes in a season (45).
But for the most part, it is Favre who still has most of the team records at quarterback for the Pack, and we are going to look at some of those records to determine if Rodgers has a real shot to break those marks.