Brett Favre may have left Green Bay three years ago, but he's still got the Packers in his heart.
In an e-mail response to ESPN's Ed Werder, Favre said Monday that the Packers are "by far" the best team left in the NFL playoffs.
"[Packers QB] Aaron [Rodgers] is the best QB and the receiving corps is the best ever, maybe," Favre said in the e-mail. "But [defensive coordinator] Dom [Capers] and the defense gets the MVP award at this stage."
Rodgers, whose emergence made Favre expendable in Green Bay before the 2008 season, led the Packers to a dominant 48-21 win over the top-seeded Falcons on Saturday.
Favre officially filed retirement papers with the league Monday after two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings and one year with the New York Jets. The 41-year-old Mississippi native originally retired in 2008 after the Packers decided to go with Rodgers as their starting quarterback.
However, Favre decided he wanted to return later in the year and was eventually traded to the Jets.
But Favre insisted he holds no grudges against the organization he was with for 16 seasons.
"There is no bitterness. I'm happy for them and very happy and content with my legacy," Favre told Werder.
Favre again chose to retire after the 2008 season, but signed with the rival Vikings in August 2009. Favre's decision alienated many of those Packers fans who once cheered his Lambeau Field heroics.
Still, Favre thinks this is the year for Green Bay to win its first Super Bowl since Favre and the Packers beat the New England Patriots in 1997 in Super Bowl XXXI.
"I think they will win it all! I hope they do, if you are wondering," Favre said in the e-mail.