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Brett Favre helped steer Greg Jennings toward signing with the Minnesota Vikings

Kevin Kaduk
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Friends forever (AP)

Time may heal all wounds, but Brett Favre isn't doing himself any favors when it comes to making quick amends with fans of the Green Bay Packers.

That's because the retired quarterback reportedly steered ex-Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings toward signing with the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings last week.

[Also: Tampa Bay interested in Darrelle Revis?]

According to Jennings, Favre was a trusted source when it came to deciding which of the 31 other teams he'd jump to as a free agent. His old quarterback played for the Vikings in 2009 and 2010 and told him that, yeah, playing in purple checked out.

From NFL.com:

"Literally, as I got off the plane and (offensive coordinator Bill) Musgrave walked up to me, I'm on the phone with Brett," Jennings said on KFAN-AM, via Min.Scout.com. "I spoke with Brett two or three times throughout this process. He shot me straight. I knew if there was one person that would shoot straight and tell me exactly what I wanted to hear and things I possibly didn't want to hear, it would be Brett. He did that for me."

Now, it's silly to think that Packers fans feel like Jennings would have remained a Packer without Favre's intervention. Between Green Bay's surplus of good wide receivers and Jennings' top earnings potential — he signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with Minnesota — the writing was on the wall. Plus, it's not as if Green Bay fans haven't seen previous favorites playing for the Vikings. Ryan Longwell and Darren Sharper also fled to the Vikings in recent years.

[Michael Silver: Time for Roger Goodell to show the MLB who's boss]

Still, there's a significant portion of the Packers fanbase that doesn't like the way their marriage with Favre ended and helping recruit for one of the team's biggest rivals isn't going to help that relationship much.

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