Brett Favre 'Never Got the Sense' Aaron Rodgers 'Upset' by Jordan Love Selection

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistJune 28, 2020

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers smiles with former quarterback Brett Favre during halftime of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)
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Aaron Rodgers wasn't happy the Green Bay Packers picked Jordan Love—it just didn't have anything to do with the Utah State quarterback himself.

Brett Favre said he "never got the sense" Rodgers was upset about the team drafting a quarterback, just perhaps when they chose to do so.

"My discussions with Aaron, I never got the sense that he was upset that they had signed a quarterback but more so didn't get immediate help," Favre told TMZ Sports. "And it just sends the wrong message. I'm not saying it's the wrong pick, but based on what you're trying to do right now, it doesn't necessarily help. And that's kind of where he is with it."

Favre said Rodgers has met with Love and become more comfortable with the situation as time passed, though he noted Rodgers is "as motivated as ever."

The Packers, who were one game away from a Super Bowl berth last season, used their first- and second-round picks on players (Love, running back AJ Dillon) who will enter 2020 as backups. That comes despite the team needing help at wide receiver and in the front seven, which was gashed by the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

Rodgers' current situation is not too dissimilar to that of Favre in 2005. Favre was frustrated that his position as the Packers quarterback was called into question, leading to a tense relationship between him and Rodgers. The Packers eventually moved on from Favre and turned the reins over to Rodgers in 2008, and he's held the job ever since.

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If the Packers want to get their young quarterback on the field, Favre suggested perhaps using him in a dual-threat, Taysom Hill-style role.

"I think there's ways to incorporate it much like Taysom Hill with the Saints," Favre said. "Use him as a halfback, a halfback pass, but occasionally let him run it just to show that you'll do that. Something like that."

The Packers clearly see Love as more than a gadget player moving forward, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them try out a couple of dual-quarterback sets in 2020.

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