Pederson calls on Favre to speak with the Eagles.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has reached out to an old teammate to help get his team in the right mindset heading into their matchup against the New England Patriots at Super Bowl LII this Sunday.
That teammate? Green Bay Packers legend, and NFL Hall of Fame QB, Brett Favre.
Pederson was Favre's backup in Green Bay for seven seasons, including the 1996 Packers squad that beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI. According to ESPN's Tim McManus, the Eagles' head coach confirmed that Favre will speak with the team on Saturday morning at the team hotel, prior to Super Bowl LII.
"I know Brett's going to be here," Pederson said, per ESPN. "He's got some obligations he's going to do this week, and he and I still stay in touch. We're great friends. We were teammates for eight years in Green Bay, and I figured since he was going to be in town, I just asked him."
Favre has been on both sides of the Super Bowl outcome, beating the Pats in '96 and also losing to the Elway-led Denver Broncos the following season.
During an interview with Peter King of The MMQB, Favre praised Pederson and the time they spent as teammates in Green Bay.
"When Doug was with me, I hate to say he was a lot like a coach, but he was," Favre added. "Very instinctive. He thought the way I thought. He knew me. He knew what I was thinking, and he was able to relay that to the coach, or the play-caller. Not a lot of the backup QBs have the headset on, but I wanted him talking to the coach."