"He got drafted first round for a reason," Favre said about Rodgers, via ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. "He had all the tools that it takes."
Rodgers—who beat out J.J. Watt, Tom Brady, Demarco Murray and Antonio Brown for the ESPY—took over the Packers’ starting quarterback job before the 2008 season. After 16 seasons and a bitter divorce, Favre went on to finish his career with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
Some believe hard feelings still exist between the two extremely accomplished quarterbacks, but Favre and Rodgers appeared cordial at the awards show. In fact, Favre, who is set to be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame this weekend, recently denied ever feeling any animosity towards his ouster.