Brett Favre presents Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers with ESPY
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named "Best NFL Player" at the ESPY awards on Wednesday night, and his predecessor, Brett Favre, was in attendance to present him with the trophy.
— ESPYS (@ESPYS) July 16, 2015
The two quarterbacks posed for a picture on the red carpet, and Rodgers shared it on his Twitter account.
— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) July 16, 2015
"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.
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