Brett Favre tells Packers’ Aaron Rodgers he doesn’t understand how he never turns the ball over
Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is a Hall-of-Famer and is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game, but one of the things everyone knows about Favre is that he threw a lot of interceptions.
As a matter of fact, the Packers legend led the NFL in picks three times in his career, and outside of his remarkable 2009 campaign with the Minnesota Vikings in which he threw just seven interceptions, he threw double-figure interceptions every season, throwing over 20 picks six times.
As for current Packers signal-caller Aaron Rodgers? The man has only reached double-digit interceptions twice in his career and has been in the single digits for nine straight seasons.
That amazes Favre, who told Rodgers on SiriusXM NFL Radio that it’s “baffling” how little he turns the ball over.
Now, to be fair, Rodgers threw six picks in nine games in 2013 and six interceptions in seven games in 2017, so had he stayed healthy those two seasons, he may have had a couple of more double-digit pick campaigns, but regardless, Rodgers’ ability to take such good care of the football is indeed incredible.
Oddly enough, Rodgers had back-to-back weeks with interceptions to end the 2019 regular season, bringing his total to a whopping four for the year.
The 36-year-old then reverted back to his outstanding ball-security ways in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, completing 16 of his 27 passes for 243 yards and a couple of touchdowns in a win over the Seattle Seahawks.
While Rodgers may not be the terrific passer he once was, he still manages the game better than anyone else in the NFL.
Green Bay will battle the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game on Sunday.