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New book excerpt reveals tension in Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers' relationship

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 20:35:12-04

GREEN BAY -- A recently-published excerpt from an upcoming Brett Favre biography is providing fascinating insight into the tense relationship between two legendary quarterbacks.

The excerpt, from Jeff Pearlman's soon-to-be-released "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life Of Brett Favre," has generated massive interest on social media by painting a detailed picture of the relationship between Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers; particularly in the immediate aftermath of Green Bay drafting Rodgers in 2005.

You can and should read the full excerpt here (there's some adult language included), A few highlights follow:

  • Rodgers apparently made a very poor first impression on Favre. Pearlman reports that upon meeting Favre for the first time, he walked up to him and said "Good morning, grandpa!" He was met by silence.
  • Favre and other members of the Packers reportedly played several pranks on Rodgers during his rookie season, including creating and circulating a lewd t-shirt with his face on it, as well as placing his real practice helmet on a table for charity so he had to wear it after signing it with Sharpie.
  • But Rodgers could dish it out, too - he apparently looked up Brett Favre's Wonderlic test score, a test used to examine NFL rookies' book smarts, and made sure to let him know his was higher.

Jeff Pearlman's book will be released on October 25. The Packers will honor Brett Favre with a special halftime ceremony this Sunday at Lambeau Field.