During Sunday's win over the Cleveland Browns, Aaron Rodgers set the Green Bay Packers' franchise record for career touchdown passes with his 443rd score through the air. In doing so, he surpassed his former teammate and NFL legend Brett Favre.
After the game, Rodgers expressed what it was like to have Favre with him in the locker room for the first few years of his NFL career. And during Tuesday's episode of
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">The Pat McAfee Show, he doubled down on these comments.
"I was in a room for 3 years with a better player than me for the first time in my career and I got to see what greatness looked like up close," Rodgers said. "I got to see the difference between his game and my game -- and how I needed to improve. I got to see a leadership style and take some things from it.
"I was fortunate to play behind Brett for three years. I learned a lot of incredible lessons."
Rodgers went on to say that he and Favre have developed a "mutual love and respect" for each other.
Aaron Rodgers was selected as Favre's successor with the 24th overall pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. The first-round quarterback sat on the bench behind Favre for three years before the veteran's final season with the franchise in 2007.
With two more passing touchdowns on the day during Sunday's 24-22 win, Rodgers now holds the franchise record with 445. Favre still holds the edge over Rodgers in passing yards with a franchise-best 61,655.