At last night’s NFL Honors, Peyton Manning took home the NFL’s Comeback Player of the Year award for leading the Denver Broncos to a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the AFC after Manning had spent a year away from the NFL thanks to multiple neck surgeries. And who better to present the award than Brett Favre, who was more known during the last years of his career for making two returns to the NFL, one with the Jets and one with the Vikings, than for his play on the field.
However, Favre had a co-presenter at the awards last night….Aaron Rodgers, the man who replaced him in Green Bay as the starting quarterback. They had a humorous, but awkward bit before presenting the award. Transcript of the exchange is below, as is the video:
Brett Favre: “You know, Aaron, everyone loves it when a great player makes a comeback.”
Aaron Rodgers: “Yeah, but not always. You know, some people wish great players would just retire and stay retired.”
Favre: “Good to see you too, Aaron.”
Rodgers: “You too, man….. that was awkward.”