Michael Irvin (MI): And I was the first to say after watching Aaron Rodgers step on that field in Dallas TWO years ago â€“ I came in the next day and said â€œOoh, oh my God, do you see what GB has.â€ And everybody thought I was crazy then, â€˜cuz when you stepped on the field Aaron, and you started bringing the Packers back against the Cowboys I said Oh get him off the field and bring Brett back in so we could win this game. And from that day on I thought they shoulda made the move THEN to Aaron Rodgers.
KK: Yeah, and thatâ€™s exactly right. He did say that.
MI: And let this team grow as a young team together with a nucleus and move forward and do great things herein. Aaron Rodgers itâ€™s a pleasure to have you on the Michael Irvin show man.Aaaron Rodgers (AR): Iâ€™m glad one of you guys actually likes me.
KK: Now donâ€™t go there. Itâ€™s not like or dislike. I thought youâ€™re a terrific quarterback. I just thought they shoulda kept Brett another year because â€“
MI: Aww, stop it, stop it.
AR: Where were you between likeâ€¦March, and June?
KK: How do you mean? What, when he was retiring?
MI: When he was retired, came back, retired, came back, retired.
KK: I was feeling that Brett Favre, and I donâ€™t want this to be about me, I want this to be about you–
AR: Well youâ€™re the one talking.
KK: — but I thought that Brett Favre had the right –
MI: The right!?
KK: — to do whatever he wanted to do.
MI: The right?
KK: That was my feeling. What was your feeling on that Aaron?
MI: It amazes me â€“ the right!? â€“ isnâ€™t, what, arenâ€™t weâ€™re talking about football teams?
KK: He earned the right to do in Green Bay anything he wanted to do â€“ he wanted to retire, unretired, yes, no, yeh eh, when itâ€™s time to play ball, if he wanted to come back and play ball, he should have been allowed to play
MI: What was the relationship like with you, uh, and Brett?AR: It does. How can it not affect it? I mean, when he flew into Green Bay the day afterâ€”or the day of the Family Night scrimmage, I mean that wasâ€¦talk about an awkward locker room. I mean, Iâ€™ve been the guy since March, you know? And then everybodyâ€™s like well okay, whatâ€™s gonna happen? Brettâ€™s gonna come back, heâ€™s gonna be the guy?
Or Aaronâ€™s gonna be the guy? Or theyâ€™ll compete for the job? Nobody knowing whatâ€™s going on, of course thatâ€™s going to affect your football team.
MI: How can that not affect your football team? How can you say â€“ and Iâ€™m asking you this Aaron â€“ to find out; heâ€™s in, heâ€™s out, heâ€™s in, heâ€™s out, heâ€™s in, heâ€™s out, heâ€™s in, heâ€™s out, how can â€“ how can that not â€“ how does that affect your football team?