Favre says Rodgers ‘has all the tools’
"Aaron Rodgers, I knew when I left, this guy has all the tools," Favre said. "He can beat you with his feet. He’s got a great arm, extremely accurate, handles the cast around him perfect. I think that’s the key sometimes. I think that’s what (Tom) Brady has done. Regardless of who you put out there, he’s good. That to me is the mark of a good quarterback."
As far as favorite quarterbacks were concerned, Brady and Peyton Manning shot to the top of Favre’s list. He also talked about how impressed he is with the way Saints quarterback Drew Brees continues to adapt to a different supporting cast around him while also playfully jabbing the throwing motion of Chargers quarterback Phillip Rivers, describing it as "laboring."
"I think he’s probably more like me than any of those guys," Favre said of Romo. "I think way too much is cast upon him, good or bad. It’s Dallas and much is expected. He’s carried those guys, man. I’m watching last year and I like Tony. I like the way he plays and I think at times he’s underrated.
"But I’m watching and right before the snap, he’s telling guys and you’ve probably seen it too, he’s like," Favre continued, gesturing to imaginary players around him. "How in the world are you going to have a positive play when the ball is coming and you’re telling guys," gesturing again. "But he’ll make something out of nothing and that’s part of being a great quarterback."
Part three of Favre’s interview will air Wednesday on NFL Network where he’ll discuss the quarterback situation of his former team, the New York Jets. If you care about whether or not I care, that’s different, and irrelevant to me. Brett is an experienced and dramatically successful retired quarterback, whose efforts on behalf of the Packers will always be greatly respected and valued. I realize that on one level, he’s just one person, like all of us. But I value his experience based perspectives, appreciate his down to earth approach, and just plain enjoy listening to his comments. To Brett I say: Live long and prosper!words, stick to the topic and play nice.