With Favre gone, Rodgers leads Pack: 'Job going to be difficult'

Updated: August 9, 2008, 6:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Aaron Rodgers needed an extra squirt of antiseptic spray for his sore throat before speaking, but the lump from having to compete for his job is gone, jettisoned with Brett Favre to New York.

Rodgers is right back where he began in March. He's the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers. That doesn't mean the pressure has diminished -- well, maybe a little.

"My job is going to be difficult either way. There's a lot of pressure to just be a starting quarterback ...

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