Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. Both are Super Bowl winning quarterbacks for the Green Bay Packers. The two are arguably in the conversation for the best that have ever played. Favre is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, while Rodgers is certainly on his way there. But which quarterback is the highest among the Packers greats? For now, Favre would hold the upper hand based on his career passing yards, touchdowns, and number of wins.
But what would a second Super Bowl title do for Rodgers? Rodgers’ lone Super Bowl appearance came in 2010, a 31-25 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rodgers threw three touchdown passes in route to being named Super Bowl MVP. It’s one of the few honors Favre did not win during his great career.
Rodgers has come close to returning to the NFL’s biggest stage. If not for a fourth quarter collapse against the Seattle Seahawks, 2014 would have been seen a Super Bowl matchup vs. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. In 2016, Rodgers willed the Packers to the NFC title game against the Atlanta Falcons, but ultimately got ran out of the stadium.
Entering the 2018 season, Rodgers has been said to be on his “revenge tour,” after missing most of last season with a broken collarbone. Add to that the upgrades Packers management has made across the board and the Packers could be in line for another deep postseason run. If that run results in another Lombardi trophy, one could argue it would put Rodgers ahead of Favre in terms of all-time Packers quarterbacks.
Rodgers might be the most talented quarterback in NFL history, considering how he can extend plays and make throws no other human on earth can make. But in regards to his comparison with Favre, Favre might hold a slight advantage. A second championship would certainly put Rodgers over the top.