Brett Favre vs. Aaron Rodgers Starts Monday at Green Bay Packers Training Camp
The NFL's hottest quarterback controversy will begin tomorrow at Green Bay Packers training camp, when Brett Favre shows up to practice and begins his competition with Aaron Rodgers.
Although the Packers' brass has been steadfast that Rodgers is the team's starter, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the Packers have now agreed to allow Favre to compete with Rodgers for the starting job, and Favre won't necessarily be the backup this season.
That's bad news for Rodgers, but if the Packers aren't going to cut or trade Favre, and if Favre really is going to end his five-month retirement tomorrow, it's the right move. It would be insane to have Favre in training camp and tell him he's not even going to get a chance to compete for the starting job.
And, with all due respect to Rodgers, it would be insane to think he's going to beat out Favre in an open competition. If coach Mike McCarthy really chooses the quarterback who's most likely to lead the Packers to victory in Week 1, he'll choose Favre.