By Dylan B. Tomlinson PackersNews.com
Even though quarterback Brett Favre stayed home in Mississippi during the Green Bay Packers’ post-draft minicamp, the 15-year veteran was curious about the progress made by rookie Aaron Rodgers.
“He said, ‘How’s the young guy doing?’” coach Mike Sherman said Sunday as the five-day minicamp came to a close.
“I told him he’s a pretty smart kid and that he’s responding well to everything.”
Sherman said he doesn’t think for a second that Favre, 35, was threatened in any way about the Packers using a first-round pick on a quarterback.
“Brett has no angst about that at all. He just wants to win. That’s all he cares about,” Sherman said. “He’s not afraid of competition. Trust me, at no point in his career does he have to worry about that, not this year or four years down the road.”
Rodgers again said he hoped Favre would be at the next minicamp in early June, but conceded he wouldn’t be surprised if he has to wait until training camp to meet him.
“I’d love him to be here, but he certainly doesn’t need to be here,” Rodgers said. “There will be plenty of time to work with him.”
Even though Favre sat out the minicamp with Sherman’s blessings, he started an intensive six-week workout regimen with a personal trainer.
Sherman again said he hasn’t decided whether he’ll let Favre miss the June minicamp.
“In the back of my mind, I have an idea, but not officially yet,” he said. “I haven’t made my mind up yet.”
Sherman seemed to be hinting at the possibility of Favre missing the June camp, but he said he won’t worry about Favre’s conditioning.
“I talked to Brett last night and he’s crying that he’s working harder there than he would be here,” he said. “He said he’s so sore he can hardly walk and that he’s discovering muscles he didn’t even know he had.”
Dylan B. Tomlinson writes for The Post-Crescent of Appleton.