The Lass Word: Favre & Rodgers, So Alike And Yet So Different

Which one do Packer fans love the most?

Taking a break from Covid news: 

 

Now that Aaron Rodgers has broken Brett Favre’s team record for career touchdown passes, and both players have spent seventeen years in the league, it seems like a good time to put the two of them side by side and make some comparisons.  As a fan, which one did you enjoy more?   

 

Though their achievements are very similar, the two could not be more different in personality and nature.  Favre was always the “Aw shucks” country boy, the happy-go-lucky gunslinger who played the game by the seat of his pants, forcing the ball into impossible windows, resulting in sensational completions and back breaking interceptions.  His playful demeanor on the field was irresistible to fans, like when he tried to high five officials after a touchdown throw. 

 

By contrast, Rodgers was the sophisticated, big city, cerebral quarterback who dated superstar actresses and was a fixture on the jet set scene.  His analytical and ultra-conservative approach to the game made him averse to interceptions and susceptible to sacks.  His magnificent memory allows him seemingly total recall of every play, every tactic and circumstance of his career.  Where Favre’s responses in press conferences were often rambling and disconnected, Rodgers’ eloquence makes his media sessions profound and introspective.  

 

Both have had their poignant and dramatic moments off the field, Favre with his addiction to Vicodin, and Rodgers with his controversial comments on vaccination and the “woke mob.” 

 

Statistically, comparisons are a bit unsatisfying because Rodgers’ career as a Packer is not over (and hopefully won’t be for a few more seasons).  But it feels like an opportune time to take a snapshot of where the dynamic duo stands in the annals of Packer history.   

 

Even with his longevity disadvantage as a starter, Rodgers’ stats are pretty stout.  Because Favre was Green Bay’s starting signal caller for sixteen years, some of his overall numbers are larger, as Aaron is playing just his fourteenth campaign as the number one QB.  Favre started 253 regular season games for the Green and Gold.  To date, Rodgers is at 204.  As a result, Favre is still well ahead in passing yards and total wins.  So let’s look first at a couple of percentages, instead of raw numbers.   

 

Favre won 63 percent of his regular season starts.  Rodgers has won just under 68 percent.  Favre completed 61.4 percent of his passes.  Rodgers stands at 65.3 percent.  It probably won’t surprise you that there is a whopping difference in rushing yards and interceptions.  Rodgers has run for 3,357 yards and 34 touchdowns.  Favre rushed for 1,786 and 13.  And, as referred to at the top of this article, Rodgers now leads in touchdown passes 445 to 442.   

 

But star quarterbacks are judged mainly on their post season accomplishments, and in this area, the two are stunningly similar.  Favre started 22 playoff games, Rodgers 20.  Favre’s winning percentage in the post season is .545, while Rodgers’ is .550.  Both have won one Super Bowl, although Favre has played in two.  Both have been first team All Pro three times.  Both have been league MVP three times.  I don’t put much stock in Pro Bowl selections, but for what it’s worth, Favre has eleven and Rodgers ten, including this year.   

 

Which one is the better quarterback?  Seems like Rodgers is the clear winner by the numbers.  And he still has more games to play.  Which one do I like the most?  It used to be Favre.  I adored him.  But it’s hard to totally forgive and forget that he manipulated his release from the Jets so he could sign with the arch-rival Vikings.  How he reportedly said he wanted to “stick it to the Packers”, which he did, beating us twice in 2009.  I know that’s a long time ago, and Favre has since gone up on our ring of honor and mended fences.  And the video congratulating Rodgers on breaking his record was a nice touch.  (Wonder if that was his idea?)  But my wounds are still healing slowly. 

 

I also recognize there’s no guarantee Rodgers won’t some day be lining up on the opposite side of the line of scrimmage against us, kicking our rebuilding butts.  But as for right now, Aaron’s my guy.  I am wearing my number 12 jersey proudly.  My number 4 jersey remains in the closet. 

 

 

 

    

 

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Ken Lass is a former Green Bay television sports anchor and 43 year media veteran, a lifelong Packers fan, and a shareholder.

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dobber's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:20 pm

"Which one do Packers Fans Love the Most?"

When I was a kid growing up on the farm, my Dad always used to say that it was OK to have favorite animals in the herd, but don't get too attached. They're all livestock. They all gotta go at some point.

Love to watch my Packers play...

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Bearmeat's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:26 pm

Bingo.

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Johnblood27's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:42 pm

I am also a "root for the laundry" kinda guy.

Love em all, but goodbye is part of the cycle.

Donning the purple is a deep wound and will always leave a stain, other teams, even duh bares, allows for forgiveness. Purple laundry is like herpes... forever.

I liked Favre even back in his college days. I remember him beating my beloved Florida State Seminoles in a magnificent single handed effort one season, and knew he had special leadership characteristics way back before he tried to drink up Atlanta and became an answer to the question "Wolf traded for WHO?" I was excited the day i heard the trade and loved every minute of Favre's career with Green Bay. He sure made gameday exciting, that's for sure.

Rodgers is the cerebral assassin. His aversion to turnovers is astounding, his statistical achievements are incredible as is his overall talent level. It has been nice to know that if he was suiting up the GBP always had a chance on gameday. Rodgers snarkiness can be off-putting and the narcissism is repulsive, but the football player is good to have on your side.

Love 'em both even though both have needed some forgiveness along the way.

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dobber's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:28 pm

^^THIS^^

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Since'61's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:26 pm

Excellent post Johnblood27. Thanks, since '61

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MainePackFan's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:37 pm

Lol. A little rough but I get your point.
If the question was who would you want as your QB in a must win game I would take Rodgers. As much as I loved Favre, his heart attack approach would not be good for my aging heart :)

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Ferrari-Driver's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:23 pm

Ken you are really getting down to the nitty gritty on that one.

What I've liked the most is that between the two of them we have had well over a quarter of a century of the best quarterback play the NFL has had to offer. Both guys have there good points and their quirks just like most of us. I've watched football essentially all my life and remained a avid fan of the Packers. Watching the Packers mostly on Sundays provided me relaxation and a chance to watch a game I loved and played as a kid, but at a greatly reduced level of expertise. I thank both guys for their contributions to the Green Bay Packers.

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Philarod's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:30 pm

I always liked the Packers under Favre, but I became a Pack fan (I'm a lifelong Eagles fan, and I even root for the Packers over the Birds now) because of Rodgers.

Rodgers is equally exciting, and simply better. I also would not call him conservative, even compared to Favre. Rodgers fits it into the same, if not tighter, windows. He has the same arm strength, but he's more accurate and a better decision maker.

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13TimeChamps's picture

December 30, 2021 at 04:05 pm

I'd have to respectfully disagree on the arm strength. While Rodger's is impressive, Favre's was off the charts. Several receivers ended up with broken fingers IIRC.

But as far as accuracy and taking care of the football, it's Rodgers hands down.

Personally, being a Packers fan as opposed to a specific player fan, I don't have a favorite. Just enjoyed them both. 1992 - 2021....a hell of a run that may never be duplicated for this franchise. 2 Lombardi's during that stretch. Wouldn't it be crazy if the Love led teams bring us 3 more? We can dream.

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Philarod's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:39 pm

Good post.
Brett absolutely had a howitzer, and could really throw a fastball and while hard to compare, some of my favorite big-armed QBs include Favre, Elway, Marino, Moon and now, Mahomes. Brett can probably whistle it as hard and about as far as anyone.

It's hard to compare, as Rodgers doesn't always throw the same kind of fastball, although we've certainly seem him make those throws -- including (but obviously not limited to) a couple throws in the Super Bowl.

But as much as Brett could throw a little off-platform, nobody does it like Aaron, and some of that is freakish arm strength. I just don't know if Favre could have made any of the following:

The pass to Cook in Dallas, rolling left and keeping that ball in-bounds on a frozen rope to set up Mason's game-winner.
The height of the Hail Mary 70-yarder in Detroit to R Rodgers.
The second Hail Mary to Janis in Arizona while falling backwards and down.
Although it didn't count (PI), a pass to Trevor Davis (?)- rolling left and then barely planting, throwing it about 75 yards and right on stride.

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Minniman's picture

December 31, 2021 at 01:19 pm

Good point Philarod re Rodgers ability to throw accurately off-balance.

His mechanics to (at times) release with his feet off the ground or in transition, and still hit the mark, has really reset the standard of possibility for young QB’s coming through.

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Leatherhead's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:31 pm

Favre smeared crap on something I love. I’m not going to forget that. I hope Rodgers doesn’t do the same.

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wildbill's picture

December 30, 2021 at 03:58 pm

Starr and it’s not even close. That being said , Rodgers is the better QB but Favre played the game like I did as a kid on the sandlot. A TD pass that would bring you to you feet and a interception that would put you on your knees, lol. Head butting and carrying teammates to getting in the faces of opposing players.
Rodgers is the cold, calculating, assassin and Favre, as it has been mentioned, is the fun loving gun slinger. Football is just entertainment and who has been more entertaining than Favre. Cry about him wanting to go to the Vikings and get back at the Pack but the majority of us would have wanted to do the same thing as we are all human.

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PeteK's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:01 pm

My sentiments exactly. What a great combo Favre and Green, tainted by that bitter lose to Eagles.

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Ya_tittle's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:28 pm

I can never forgive Mike Sherman for not going for it on fourth and 1 when we were ramming the ball down the Eagles throats....

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:57 pm

Where is he now? Even the pee wee league has avoided the fraud.

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barutanseijin's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:53 pm

That guy was such a moron.

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dobber's picture

December 31, 2021 at 08:54 am

"Cry about him wanting to go to the Vikings and get back at the Pack but the majority of us would have wanted to do the same thing "

Maybe that's emblematic of what's wrong with us in general.

I'd like to think this isn't true.

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Michael Nault's picture

December 30, 2021 at 04:03 pm

I like Favre better, just the way he played the game. And I'll never forget Rodgers press conference upon returning. I do not like his " I'm smater than you attitude, his ego, and his scowling at his receivers, even when it was his fault. I don't like Rodgers, even as I admit he is a great QB. i Started disliking him about 8 years ago, still do

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:16 pm

Oh you like Favre better? Even after he became Fredo the trader? The Packers got tired of his I'm retiring crap year after year bc he didn't want to go to training camp. He felt as though he was too good to share a room and go through the work of training camp so they unloaded his ass to the Jets. You don't betray the family!

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stockholder's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:30 am

I'm smater than you attitude, his ego, and his scowling at his receivers. I like winning. Got No problem with a guy who leads first. It's what made him an All-pro.

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TarynsEyes's picture

December 30, 2021 at 04:10 pm

Love them both and as much as I did or didn't agree with things they said or did at times, I accept that if it were me in their shoes I'd likely be the same to a point and so would all of you who claim otherwise. You can't treat them differently and then expect them to behave and think like you as the staus you place upon them warrants, allows, and expects such difference. If you feel hurt or harmed by anything they've done or said, personally, you're over the cliff in regards to fandom, unless you ACTUALLY did suffer harm directly from either. Want to change their demeanors, etc? Hit the NFL pockets which will hit their pockets. The more you keep paying for football, the bigger your issues with them grow.

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13TimeChamps's picture

December 30, 2021 at 04:20 pm

"If you feel hurt or harmed by anything they've done or said, personally, you're over the cliff in regards to fandom"

Well said!

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SwedeBayPacker's picture

December 30, 2021 at 04:20 pm

Brett Favre? The Vikings QB? Pffff

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NitschkeFromTheGrave's picture

January 01, 2022 at 07:26 am

First it should be noted the ring number 4 has should be credited to the incredible defense and the architect that put that team together, Ron Wolf. Baby Brett was a stand in for just about any girl-scout that could have QB'd that team through the playoffs and to that Superbowl with that team behind him or her.

I gave #4 a lot of credit for his hard nose "rub a little dirt on it" style of play, he was fun to watch even though the records prove he was a Hongo more times than not (336 INTs. Standing NFL record.) and he proved whaling it out there and hoping one of our guys would come up with a catch could add to your numbers on the good side. In the years he was with the Packers I was a critic of his selfish and non disciplined play out of one side of my mouth and out of the other I was high fiving everyone watching the game when he made a great play. Yep, he was my guy and I pulled for him, I'm a "homer" I bleed green and gold.

All of that love came to a screeching halt when he selfishly without any regard for the Green Bay Packers or the fans attempted to undermine the team, his team mates and the fans by attempting the backdoor underground deal with the Vikings. In short, he spit on us! He spit on every player in the locker room that went to war with him and for him and he spit on his fans that loved him and did it without any remorse.

Favrey turned out to be a selfish me, me, me, I am bigger than the game and bigger than the team player. If he came into the cigar bar I'd get in his face and tell him this personally, if I saw him in the grocery store I'd probably knock over his cart and if I had the chance, If I had it my way I'd take his number and his jersey down at Lambeau and burn it.

You don't spit on the team, NOT THE PACKERS !

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:05 pm

BINGO!, you don't go and play for the hated Viqueens, he crossed over the line when he did that and for that I still have a wound that won't quite heal all the way.

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NitschkeFromTheGrave's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:49 pm

greenandgoldguy,
No one blames a player for finding greener grass or obtaining a fresh restart when it's done within the rules and with full disclosures, rivalry or not. This Putz was back-dooring the deal on the black market, breaking all league rules and behind the backs of the team and the front office. The truth is he was not wanting to go to the Vikings because he wanted to be a Viking, he was in the middle of a hissy fit and was determined to stick it in the Packers ass by donning the purple. It was purely a F U move.

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barutanseijin's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:16 pm

You mean kinda like how A-Wad (not a typo) needed the D and BJ Raji to bail him out and get him to his one Super Bowl appearance because he kinda sucked in that game vs the Bears?

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Bitternotsour's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:01 pm

Favre legacy: disrespected the team, the GM, tried to rub it in our faces by going to the vikings. dick pic sending, vicodin addicted, cheated mississippi out of 1 million dollars of low income federal funding (which he has yet to pay back), cheated on his wife, and threw away a playoff game to the giants because he was cold. he was an interception machine.

Aaron may think he's the second coming of jesus, but at least he's been a committed packer.

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jannes bjornson's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:02 pm

Hooah.....

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:07 pm

And then went and broke Viking fans heart by doing it all over again in the Championship game against the Saints. Jackass move.

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:52 pm

And don't forget the day he played GOD when he gave Micheal Strahan the single season sack record by taking a dive and letting him lay on top of him, OMG! I lost all respect for him after that and I loved that guy.

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barutanseijin's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:08 pm

Favre was more fun to watch. He seemed to find a joy in playing football which Rodgers doesn’t seem to share. Even Rodgers’ celebrations seem more ego-driven, e.g., the belt & “I own you”.

I don’t care about stats. The only start worth considering is championships. The Packers won a bunch of division titles with both, 2 NFC titles with Favre vs 1 with Rodgers & then 1 NFL championship with each. Pretty close, so i go with the guy who was more fun to watch.

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:09 pm

And Rodgers isn't fun to watch? He's by far the much better QB, period!

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barutanseijin's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:34 pm

There’s nothing to argue here. The question wasn’t who was the better QB. It’s a matter of taste and style. De gustibus non est disputandum.

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:39 pm

Favre was more fun to watch? Was he more fun to watch when he was throwing away the game by throwing another boneheaded interception? Was that fun for you? Wasn't for me and a lot of other Packers fans, it was frustration, anguish and a lot of being you know what offed!

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greenandgoldguy's picture

December 30, 2021 at 05:58 pm

Ken, you forgot to mention interceptions. While Rogers has yet to hit 100, Favre had nearly 300. There's the big difference and the reason why Rodgers is so much better of a QB than Favre was. Taking care of the ball. Favre could of been one of the greatest, but his bone head decision making costed us a lot of games. I still love him, but he's just not as good as Rodgers is. Rodgers is considered one of the greatest!

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barutanseijin's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:35 pm

And yet all that ball protecting got him how many championships?

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jont's picture

December 30, 2021 at 06:42 pm

I appreciate them both more or less equally-- both deserve the HOF-- and I feel great that my team is the one that got them both while the Bears have had about 60 or 80 quarterbacks in the past 30 years.

The personal stuff? They're people and have their faults. Almost as many as I do, probably. I just take people as they come. Favre and Rodgers are fine; at least we're not Bucc fans trying to make excuses for Ndamakan Suh and Antonio Brown.

One thing, though, hits me. Rodgers is probably the most skilled QB who's ever played. Everything about his game is a joy to watch. Unmatched.

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LeotisHarris's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:03 pm

I loved Brett Favre the player until he became, by his actions, bigger than the team. The Favre Watch each off season at the end of his Packer career hurt the team. Insisting on playing with a mangled thumb to continue his consecutive game streak hurt the team. His final I've-got-nothing-left-to-give-trade-me-so-I-can-play-against-you tantrum gutted a fan base and hurt the team. Favre in a Viking uniform? Still unforgivable. Off the field? Well, would you want him to marry your daughter? Would you leave him alone with your wife?

Rodgers has been the superior athlete and better QB, imho. I've admired his command of the game while being frustrated with his leadership style. I've marveled at his courage and toughness, and questioned his guts. I've been moved by his compassion with the MACC Fund and disgusted by his treatment of his family. The guy is a huge contradiction, maybe even a complicated fella, and a hell of a competitor. I still don't like him.

I've always told my kids, you don't have to pick a favorite. These two men have provided fans with thrilling wins and heartbreaking defeats. With all their wealth and accolades, I wouldn't want to be in their shoes. Favre's memory is slipping away, and Rodgers will never be enough for himself.

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Since'61's picture

December 30, 2021 at 07:50 pm

I have loved watching both of them. Both are among the top 10 QBs and throwers of the football that the league has ever seen. But I must give the edge to Rodgers. He is the smarter QB and he rarely hurts the team with either turnovers or poor decisions. Favre played on better overall teams, especially from 95-98, than Rodgers with the possible exceptions of 2010 and the current season. Even now I could argue that Rodgers is playing without his 2 best defensive players for nearly the entire season, specifically Alexander and Z, plus without his best OLs, Baka and Jenkins. Rodgers is also the better thrower when he is on the move although Farve was pretty good on the move as well.

Rodgers is also better at reading the defense and changing the play at the LOS. He is a master in ball handling and fakes at a level which few QBs have ever reached.
Rodgers is quite simply the best QB and maybe the best player that the Packers have ever had. I watched Starr and Starr played brilliantly especially in 1966 but Starr was the quintessential system player. He benefitted from playing with 11 other HOFers and the GOAT Head Coach. Starr had the best OL ever and probably the greatest defensive unit in NFL history. Put Rodgers on Lombardi's Packers and the Lombardi Packers never lose a game. Put Starr on the Rodger's Packers and they don't win as often as they have with Rodgers. Starr was not good throwing on the run and he couldn't make some of the absolute laser throws that Rodgers makes down the field into tight windows.

Rodgers is the most talented QB that I have ever seen and he has changed how the position is played. That has not been done by any other QB since Johnny Unitas. Thanks, Since '61

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Starrbrite's picture

December 31, 2021 at 12:44 am

Right on ‘61 —-my sentiments as well.

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Since'61's picture

December 31, 2021 at 10:36 pm

Great minds think alike Starrbrite. Thanks, Since ‘61

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NickPerry's picture

December 31, 2021 at 06:11 am

Well said Since '61, awesome post!

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Since'61's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:17 am

Appreciate it Nick. Thanks, Since ‘61

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NashvilleCheesehead's picture

December 31, 2021 at 07:04 am

But, man was Starr a class act. That still means something in my book.

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Since'61's picture

December 31, 2021 at 03:13 pm

Nashville, Starr was the epitome of class acts. I met him twice while he was the Packers HC. It was a pleasure each time. He was the consummate professional. And yes that still counts for plenty with me as well.

The article was about Favre and Rodgers and while Bart will always remain one of my favorite Packers I need to be honest with myself and fair in acknowledging that Favre and Rodgers are more talented than Starr. That’s not a knock on Starr that’s just the reality of the players abilities.

Off the field I take Starr all day but on the field Rodgers has the most talent and he has changed how the position is played and how young QBs are evaluated. Thanks, Since ‘61

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stockholder's picture

December 31, 2021 at 08:57 am

Excellent 61. But Brady should be considered.

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Since'61's picture

December 31, 2021 at 10:41 am

Stockholder - The article is about Favre and Rodgers. As for Brady, he is undoubtedly an all- time great QB. But if I put Rodgers on the Pats and Brady on the Packers over the course of their careers Rodgers has the rings and Brady doesn’t achieve the same results as Rodgers with the Packers.
Why? Because Brady has never been able to throw on the run like Rodgers. He can’t avoid the rush like Rodgers, therefore he takes more sacks and hits.

Great player yes, great thrower yes, but not as talented as Rodgers. He needs a solid OL that doesn’t allow pressure up the middle. Great pocket QB. After that he’s adequate at best. Thanks, Since ‘61

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Minniman's picture

December 31, 2021 at 01:37 pm

I was going to post this in a response above, but it fits better here.

Rodgers’ ability to both a) throw accurately off-balance and b) read and co-ordinate coverage has added dimensions of expectations to upcoming QB’s that didn’t exist before him.

His standard is now being used to evaluate and coach promising young talent - and with the explosion of low cost high definition and quality video - even high school coaches can evaluate, dissect and mold young players to his capabilities and tendencies.

I personally think that this is Rodgers legacy to football over Favre.

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Since'61's picture

December 31, 2021 at 02:56 pm

Totally correct Minniman. Good post. Thanks, Since ‘61

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TheKanataThrilla's picture

December 30, 2021 at 08:08 pm

As a Canadian kid who watched CFL pretty much only. Seeing Favre chuck bullets in the snow was what made me a Packer fan.

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AnotherLombardiPlease's picture

December 30, 2021 at 11:52 pm

This is an endless Packer debate, but one that we all love because they both were/are so phenomenal. How great is it to have two of the best QBs of all time, back to back, for a 30 year stretch, with Starr in the rear view window?? I've been blessed to watch all three.

We are so lucky, Packer fans! Let's never let go of this.

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AnotherLombardiPlease's picture

December 30, 2021 at 11:52 pm

This is an endless Packer debate, but one that we all love because they both were/are so phenomenal. How great is it to have two of the best QBs of all time, back to back, for a 30 year stretch, with Starr in the rear view window?? I've been blessed to watch all three.

We are so lucky, Packer fans! Let's never let go of this.

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Starrbrite's picture

December 31, 2021 at 12:36 am

Ken— a great article and an excellent question and comparison.
Whom does one select: Superman; Batman; Spider-Man—-all have super qualities?
I’m a Bart Starr guy although I didn’t become a Packer fan until circa 1967.
I agree with Vic Ketchem when he said ARod might be the best ever. The skill I love most about ARod is his propensity to commit very few mistakes, nearly always putting the offense in a position to succeed. Moreover, his accuracy is incomparable.
I liked Farve—I didn’t love Farve. His interceptions in critical playoff games, Giants; Eagles; Rams, and losing the SB to the Broncos—(the team I hate most), changed any love - to like.
That said, who can argue with sooo many years of outstanding QBs.
Happy New Year!

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dobber's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:02 am

"Whom does one select: Superman; Batman; Spider-Man—-all have super qualities?"

Vern: You think Mighty Mouse could beat up Superman?
Teddy: What are you, cracked?
Vern: No, I saw him on TV the other day, he was holding five elephants in one hand.
Teddy: Boy, you don't know nothing. Mighty Mouse is a cartoon. Superman's a real guy. There's no way a cartoon could beat up a real guy.
Vern: I guess you're right. It'd be a good fight though.

--Stand By Me

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Starrbrite's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:45 am

Outstanding Dobber—-lol !!!

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Since'61's picture

January 02, 2022 at 11:03 pm

Cookies!!! Thanks, Since '61

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NickPerry's picture

December 31, 2021 at 06:43 am

This one is tough for me because I've always felt Favre was one of the best things to ever happen to the Green Bay Packers. I remember watching those Lombardi teams of 66 & 67 with my Dad, and then the DARKNESS that was the 70's and 80's.

I remember that 1992 season and the game that launched the Brett Favre era against Cincinnati. That 1992 season was fun and so were the 15 seasons that followed. Win, lose, or draw, the Packers FINALLY had a QB for the first time since Bart Starr.

Just like I've wondered what might have been if Ted Thompson would have used Free Agency more than he did, I often have wondered what might have been if Mike Holmgren had stayed. That combination of Wolf, Holmgren, and Favre was one of the best and just didn't last long enough.

Based on what they did ON THE FIELD, Rodgers was/is the better QB. But for me, Brett Favre made Football matter again in GB. Growing up in Minneapolis in the 1970's and 80's a Packers fan wasn't much fun, especially with those teams the Vikings had in the 1970's. But we've had 30 years of ass-kicking QB play, and I love them both. Brett Favre as a Viking sucked, but time heals wounds. Brett Favre IS A PACKER, and always will be. At least IMO.

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egbertsouse's picture

December 31, 2021 at 07:56 am

Don’t love either of them. They are both really good QBs but Favre’s bonehead interceptions used to drive me nuts and Rodger’s reluctance to throw to the open guy and tendencies to hero ball do the same. As human beings, Rodger’s is an arrogant jerk but at least he didn’t send dick pics to random women or job the state of Mississippi out of a million bucks.

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stockholder's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:02 am

It's hard to replace Legends. Love them all.

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MarkinMadison's picture

December 31, 2021 at 09:10 am

The personality stuff I take with a huge grain of salt. Rodgers is from Chico, a city not much larger than Green Bay. He didn't grow up in LA. Farve may be a "country boy" but he was (and is - cough welfare money cough) a bit manipulative under that country boy demeanor. He ain't my dad, and thank God for that. If you want to take stabs at their personalities, it is more than easy to do. I'm sure some would say the same thing about me.

On the field, a young Farve was hard to beat for entertainment value. Both of these guys have their flaws on the field too. But the bottom line is that they both have given a lot of themselves to achieve what they have. For that they've been paid a ton of money (surely more than enough to last a reasonably posh lifetime, Brett), but they also deserve our respect for it. All of these guys do, for what they put their bodies through, but my greatest respect is for the guys who do it but never make millions. That's just me.

If the question is who do I think is a better QB? I'd have to take Rodgers for the whole of his career v. Farve for the whole of his career. The INTs were kind of impossible to ignore, especially as he got later into his career and the risks didn't pay off as often. I mean, was anyone shocked when the Vikings' Super Bowl hopes ended in a Farve interception? If the question is who I enjoyed more, I'd have to confess it was Farve. Less tantrums with his teammates, more fun. Sorry, that it just how I feel. I didn't enjoy Rodgers' years of bitching out his guys. It's not fun to watch.

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NickPerry's picture

December 31, 2021 at 10:45 am

"Less tantrums with his teammates, more fun. Sorry, that it just how I feel. I didn't enjoy Rodgers' years of bitching out his guys. It's not fun to watch."

I think I can safely say this by Mark sums up what many, many, many Packers fans feel. I'm sorry, but Favre just looked like a kid in the sandlot most games having a blast and that was fun to watch.

BUT... Rodgers pass to MVS for a TD or the other for a 1st down a few weeks ago or that pass to Greg Jennings on late in the 4th quarter to Jennings in the SB are what make Rodgers so amazing and pretty damn fun to watch too.

I'm just happy we had em both!

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PatrickGB's picture

December 31, 2021 at 10:24 am

I admit to being upset over Aaron’s waffling over his decision to return this season. Yet as I put myself in his shoes over that and some of his other stances (immunization) I find him to be real and likable. I have family members who have taken stances I don’t always agree with but I love them nonetheless. I would love to have a conversation with him in person. I think that the media has treated him badly. On the other hand, Brett brought fun back to GB football and that has stuck with me. Because of that, I think that the media has given him breaks that Aaron never got. All in all I love them both.,

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Irish_Cheesehead's picture

December 31, 2021 at 12:34 pm

Which one do Packer fans love the most?

Bart Starr

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

December 31, 2021 at 10:34 pm

Hands down...Jordan Love!

Now wouldn't that be nice if it turned out to be true! :)

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