Rodgers becomes a tutor for QB Harrell

Published On: Jun 15 2012 09:30:23 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 15 2012 09:30:07 AM CDT
Green Bay Packers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Graham Harrell wasn't with the Packers, so chances are he doesn't know how much -- or how little -- mentoring Brett Favre did for Aaron Rodgers.

Harrell was a freshman at Texas Tech in the spring of 2005 when Green Bay picked Rodgers in the first round of the draft to be the heir apparent to Favre. So unless Rodgers has mentioned it, Harrell likely isn't aware of Favre's interview with ESPN in which he said he "wasn't being paid to coach" Rodgers.

Harrell -- just as Matt Flynn did before him -- swears by Rodgers' mentoring and says that Rodgers has been his biggest supporter this offseason as he readies himself to be the Packers' No. 2 quarterback following Flynn's free-agent departure.