Brett Favre, left, and Aaron Rodgers shake it out Saturday night. / AJ Mast, AP
UPDATE: Favre talked about his encounter (and relationship) with Rodgers during his Super Bowl XLVII pre-game stint on NFL Network on Sunday afternoon.
"it wasn't awkward," he said of Saturday night. "We had some laughs about it.
"There is no ill feelings, there isn't."
Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers have always had an uneven relationship.
When Rodgers was drafted in the first round of the 2005 draft to be Favre's eventual successor as the Green Bay Packers' quarterback, the old gunslinger famously said,"it's not my job" to tutor the rookie understudy.
They eventually grew closer even though Favre kept Rodgers on the bench for three more years before "retiring" after a sterling 2007 season. But a rift formed when Favre tried to return and reclaim his job months later even though the Packers (if not their legion of fans) had fully committed to Rodgers for 2008 and beyond. No. 4 was eventually traded to the New York Jets before playing his final two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and 2010.
Rodgers said in subsequent years that he no longer had a relationship with Favre, who didn't go out of his way to acknowledge the new leader of the Pack after he led Green Bay to a win in Super Bowl XLV before winning the league MVP award in 2011.
But after Saturday night, it seems as if there's again room for two big cheeses in Green Bay.
Rodgers and Favre jointly presented the NFL comeback player of the year award on the NFL Honors awards show and seemed to enjoy the opportunity to poke fun at their rocky past.
"You know, Aaron, everyone loves it when a great player makes a comeback," said Favre as the audience erupted.
"Yeah, but not always," Rodgers replied, pausing amid another round of laughter. "You know, some people wish great players would just retire and stay retired."
Said Favre (with a sly smile): "Good to see you, too, Aaron."
Answered Rodgers, "You, too, man."
The men then shook hands and slapped each other on the back but didn't quite hug.
"That was awkward," deadpanned Rodgers as even Favre laughed.
The cherry on top came when they presented the comeback award to Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.
"What a tremendous honor to receive this award from two of the best quarterbacks of all time, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers," began Manning, a man who also knows how to milk a moment as he looked into the crowd and saw the man who replaced him on the Indianapolis Colts' roster.
"It sure is great to see the two of them up here together, it's great for football. I feel pretty confident me and Andrew Luck will be up here presenting this award one day together." (Luck's expression was a mixture of smile and grimace.)
But Manning was correct - definitely a great moment.
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