Print and Go Back ESPN.com: AFC West [Print without images]

Sunday, July 13, 2008
Current, former quarterbacks react to Favre story

By Bill Williamson
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Many of the game's great signal callers, including Pro Football Hall of Famer John Elway, feel for Aaron Rodgers.

As the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre get deeper if their game of chicken, Rodgers has become a sympathetic figure. As Favre and the Packers wait each other out, Rodgers sits in the middle of a huge firestorm.

Of course, this weekend Rodgers is relaxing at a celebrity golf tournament near Lake Tahoe. Many of his quarterback brethren are with him and from reading these quotes, it appears he has their full support.

The indications from the quotes from the other QBs at the tournament is that many feel like Favre is putting Rodgers and the Packers in a tough spot. Elway, who retired after just two straight Super Bowl wins, admitted it was tough to leave the game but he believes Favre needs to make a decision.

When Elway retired in 1999, that was it. There were never any stories of his possible return. The Broncos were able to move on, but Rodgers and the Packers are not moving along as quietly.