Monday, June 23, 2014
Packers QB Aaron Rodgers on Favre, Starr
By Rob Demovsky
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Consider this Aaron Rodgers week on the Green Bay Packers' page here at ESPN.com.
The 30-year-old, Super Bowl-winning, MVP-winning quarterback spent a half hour last week talking to us about a wide variety of topics.
Each day this week, we will examine a different one.
One of Rodgers' most interesting answers was to a question about his relationship with legendary Packers quarterback Bart Starr. Rodgers recently was given the Bart Starr Award, which was presented at the Super Bowl to an NFL player who displays outstanding character in leadership.
Rodgers' predecessor, Brett Favre, also had a close relationship with Starr.
So the question was this: Given that Rodgers and Starr are close, and Favre and Starr were close, is it important that Rodgers and Favre have the same kind of relationship?
"I think so," Rodgers said. "I think that'd be important."
Rodgers took that a step further.
"I've always thought it would be fun to do something, the three of us, some sort of sit down where we could all talk about our experiences," Rodgers said. "I'm sure that's three interesting perspectives on this place and the appreciation for it. But Bart's been a great mentor and a great guy. It was a blast to win his award, and I think Brett's ready to be welcomed back the way he deserves to be welcomed back, and that will be exciting."
The idea might not be so far-fetched. In fact, it has been discussed internally at Lambeau Field, but so far scheduling issues have prevented it from taking place.
Coming tomorrow: Rodgers on the Packers getting bigger, more intimidating.