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Did you know that Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have the same number of Super Bowl victories? Well, obviously Favre knows and it’s been driving him crazy. When asked about their Super Bowl ring tie, Favre had a few surprising, yet unsurprising, thoughts on the subject:
I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised. The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner.
He's very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right… and so he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he's a good player. I don't think there's any pressure on him now, the talent around him is even better than when I was there.
Aaron had a chance ... even though the last couple years it's seemed like he's almost a rookie, he's been around a while… and I'd like to think that he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his ability—which is obviously very good or they wouldn't have drafted him in the first round.
I'm really kind of surprised it took him so long. In the early part of last season, it hadn't quite clicked yet, and I didn't know it would. I just kind of figured when they hit their stride, they're going to be hard to beat. And that's what happened.
Remember back when Favre was a beloved legend? Me neither...
Here's a question for Favre: After being adored for decades, how does it feel to be one of the most hated, derided players in the history of the game?