Andy Reid was in Green Bay from 1992-98 before he took his first head coaching job with the Eagles. His final two seasons in Green Bay he was the quarterbacks coach and assistant head coach which meant he worked with Brett Favre.
Favre is now a Hall of Famer having been inducted on Saturday night. Favre’s speech included a reference to Andy Reid, whom he called a “buffer” between him and Mike Holmgren.
Here’s the relevant transcript:
“Three other coaches, and there were so many other coaches. And they told me 8 to 10 minutes (on the speech), and I've got every one of these guys clocking me right now. I'm going for a world record. And I don't give a damn. I love you, Cris (Carter), I love you. Kent Johnston, the best man at my wedding, the strength coach for the Packers at that time. He's now with San Diego. I love you. And Steve Mariucci who is out here somewhere, Mooch. And Andy Reid, who was here a couple nights ago. Those guys could not have been more important at that time in my career. They're not only awesome coaches, but they're great guys.
“I needed a buffer, if you will, when it came to Mike. And, quite frankly, he needed a buffer, and there was none better than Mooch and Andy. And I love those guys, and I thank you so much for believing in me and being there for me.”