Read here from usatoday.com. I don’t dispute the fact that the Packers are talented and that even when Favre was here, there was quality young talent that was likely to develop nicely. But Favre is just jealous here. Yes Rodgers had talent on offense and defense last year, but Rodgers was very much the key behind the whole Super Bowl run. He is a big reason a lot of those (offensive) players have developed so well. Rodgers has made guys like Jordy Nelson and James Jones better WRs than they likely would be elsewhere.
I don’t want to take anything away from the fact that Favre likely did teach Rodgers (consciously or not) some about how to play the game. I believe this is true to some extent. But I think Favre overstates his mentoring role here while overplaying the team’s talent and diminishing Rodgers’ massive talent. The fact is, most football experts right now would take Rodgers over just about any QB in the NFL – he’s that good. And Rodgers would make any team in this league (perhaps except for NE and maybe New Orleans) better than they are now if he were their starter. He’s that good and the fact that Favre appears to be trying to diminish just how good Rodgers is, is lame.