Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers and Mike McCarthy should have won more together
Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre thinks that the rift between current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former head coach Mike McCarthy—which was truly brought to life in a recent piece written by Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne—prevented the duo from having more success together:
“I will say this: One of the things I agree on in that article is, they really should have won more,” Favre told TMZ Sports. “For whatever reason they didn’t. They were that good, and they had the best player in the game, I just felt like they should have won more.”
Rodgers and McCarthy won one Super Bowl together during the 2010-11 campaign, but that was not only the extent of their championships, but also the extent of their Super Bowl runs altogether.
McCarthy was originally hired as Green Bay’s coach back in 2006, but over his first two seasons with the club, Favre was under center, culminating in a run to the NFC Championship Game during the 2007-08 campaign before Rodgers took over the following year.
The Packers went on to make eight straight playoff appearances from 2009 through 2016, winning five NFC North division titles. However, outside of their lone trip to the Super Bowl in 2010-11, they made just two other NFC Championship Game appearances.
Over the last two years, Green Bay has been particularly unsuccessful, as it went just 6-9-1 this past season—resulting in McCarthy’s firing following a 4-7-1 start—and 7-9 in 2017. Although, in the defense of both Rodgers and McCarthy, the Packers’ lack of success in 2017 can be mostly attributed to Rodgers missing most of the year with a broken collarbone.