Favre Trade Worked out well for Both Sides : Packers Insider

Favre Trade Worked out well for Both Sides

October 29, 2009 by  
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Mike Vandermause, Press-Gazette
Oct 29th, 2009

The battle lines have been drawn. On one side are fans that love Brett Favre, no matter what color his jersey, and blame the Green Bay Packers for dumping one of the greatest and most popular players in franchise history. They will be cheering Favre as he enters Lambeau Field on Sunday to face his old team.  

The Green Bay Packers have their quarterback of the future in Aaron Rodgers. The Minnesota Vikings have the quarterback that can take them to the Super Bowl, former Packer Brett Favre. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, according to Favre.

The Green Bay Packers have their quarterback of the future in Aaron Rodgers. The Minnesota Vikings have the quarterback that can take them to the Super Bowl, former Packer Brett Favre. What's wrong with this picture? Nothing, according to Favre.

On the other side are fans that love the Packers and refuse to put any player, no matter how decorated his career, above the team. They grew weary of Favre’s indecision over retirement, applauded the Packers for having the courage to move on, and consider Favre a traitor who deserves to be booed as a member of the hated Minnesota Vikings.

The Favre issue could divide families and friends for years, and there appears to be no middle ground. Finding peace in the Middle East might come easier than getting the pro-Favre and anti-Favre camps to compromise.

That was my opinion until a compelling revelation came to light on Wednesday from none other than Favre himself. In a curious twist, perhaps Favre is the only person capable of bringing these factions together.

At his weekly press conference, Favre said something profound in talking about the Packers’ decision to trade him last summer and move on with Aaron Rodgers as their quarterback.

“I totally understood the direction they wanted to go in,” Favre said. “But it was probably best that things worked out the way they did. And it’s worked out for both sides I think.”

 

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