Rodgers: Favre questions never will go away

Aaron Rodgers forever will be linked to Brett Favre. It’s what happens when you follow a future Hall of Famer, and Rodgers seems to accept the fact it’s part of football history.

Plus, there’s no use avoiding the inevitable. The media … ha-hum … will never let it go. Someone, somewhere, always will ask that question.

“I don’t think so,” Rodgers told NFL Network’s Michael Irvin when asked if he thinks the questions will ever go away. “On some level, you have to embrace the fact that you’re mentioned with a future Hall of Famer in the same sentence a lot. I’m always going to be the guy that followed him, regardless of what happens. I’m hoping we can go down in a similar sense to the way that Joe Montana and Steve Young are talked about.”

In his sitdown with Irvin — the full interview airs on “NFL GameDay Morning” Sunday (that’s 9 a.m. ET) — Rodgers says the great thing about this team is its ability to avoid distractions. Those would be distractions like, say, Favre. Rodgers says he doesn’t know why Favre is making comments about him (perhaps it’s because someone asked), but he steered himself straight down the high road despite the forever lingering topic.

“We don’t really have a lot of distractions,” Rodgers said. “There’s not a lot of people outside the building whose opinions, that they really factor in to our daily football lives. That’s what’s keeping us focused on being the best each week.”

Of course, don’t think Rodgers is outside taking a shot or two. Which just amounts to another distraction, enough to almost forget the Packers and Falcons play a game this weekend.

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