Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre have great history together. The latter became Rodgers' mentor later on in his Green Bay Packers years. In return, Rodgers continued Favre's legacy of great quarterback play in Wisconsin, keeping their dynasty alive in the process. It's fair to say that these two have a lot of love for each other.
On Sunday night, the student inched closer to matching his mentor. In the fourth quarter of the Packers' game against the Ravens, Rodgers was able to tie Favre's franchise-best 442 touchdown passes for Green Bay. After the game, Favre took to Twitter to congratulate his former teacher.
Good work @AaronRodgers12, keep it going 👍💪 https://t.co/fYfPFoLK1V
— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) December 20, 2021
Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers around the same time Brett Favre's career was coming to an end. The elder quarterback mentored the rookie, and when it came time for Rodgers to take control of the team, he was marvelous. His stellar arm and ability to make otherworldly passes kept the team a perennial playoff contender, even winning a Super Bowl in the process.
This season, Rodgers is not only looking to surpass his mentor Favre, but also win another ring. The Packers lead the NFC by a wide margin, and will likely keep their first-round bye if things go well. After a heartbreaker to Tampa Bay last season, the team is determined to get back to contention.
Their win over the Ravens secured them a playoff berth. As for Rodgers' surpassing Favre's record, he'll have a shot of doing it at home against the heavily injured Cleveland Browns on Christmas day. Barring a catastrophic event, it's fair to say Rodgers will break that record on that day.