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Brett Favre: Best Ever Or Not Even Top 10?

Sure he's got the stats and the ring, but where does Brett Favre rank all time among quarterbacks?

Posted by Emil Steiner on February 12, 2009 6:00 AM
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murphyz: To start,I bleed burgundy and gold always have always will. However, I love Brett Favre! The guy plays the game the way it is supposed to ...

simpsonth: You can't get too carried away by stats without also taking account of the QB's team mates over the years. Most important to me was my own ...

tjhall1: Favre, like nearly every really good pro athlete, ruined his ultimate legacy by craving the publicity of his stature. Retirement means no o...

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kguy1 Author Profile Page :

I think the most significant number of BF's career is 310. His interception total is way ahead (33!) of anybody else.

I am old enough to remember watching Unitas, Starr, Staubach, Montana, and Elway and the one thing about all those guys that I remember best is that in the last two minutes with the game on the line they all had an aura of leadership and confidence that said to teammates and opponents alike "This is my game and I will not be beaten." You knew that they were going to throw it where their guy, and only their guy, could make the catch. With Favre you knew that he'd throw it and somebody would always catch it, you just didn't know what color jersey they'd be wearing.

LegallyMurphy Author Profile Page :

Favre is the greatest quarterback of all time statistically speaking, but stats are not everything in the quarterback game. There is more to it like not throwing up key interceptions when the game is one the line. Joe Montana is the best.

gangreen4 Author Profile Page :

His most significant statistic 291. End of story

Cowabunga1 Author Profile Page :

He was a very good quaterback when he was younger. Lotta respect for the guy and his love for the game. Just spare us the tearful goodbye this time. The first one was understandable. The second one foolish. Just GO.

warrensapp44 Author Profile Page :

He has got wins and he has got the TDs. If Dan Marino was the best then Favre should be the new best. He not only won the championship in 1996 but he broke all Marino's records.

murphyz Author Profile Page :

To start,I bleed burgundy and gold always have always will. However, I love Brett Favre! The guy plays the game the way it is supposed to be played. With passion and love of the game. The guy has played the exact same way from the time he learned how to throw a football. If more NFL players did that and had the respect for the game Favre did football would be a better sport.

Im not gonna say I completely agree with Terib but hes got some valid points. The media is the one in love with the Favre saga, I wish someone was covering me when I was deciding whether to play football or get drunk in High School. Sports writers, ESPN and the rest of the media turned this situation into what it is, most of us could care less what the man was going to do, we just wanted you to shut up and report something else but you forced it down our throats.

The man is definitely a top 5 FOOTBALL PLAYER and a top 10 QB. Next to Art Monk, Bret Farve is my favorite FOOTBALL player for the way he played the game. For as many times he did throw in to triple coverage and was picked he threw into quadruple coverage and hit for a 70yd bomb.

Give Brett the respect and place in history he deserves and let the man retire peacefully.

simpsonth Author Profile Page :

You can't get too carried away by stats without also taking account of the QB's team mates over the years. Most important to me was my own compulsion to watch them play, to judge them in the context of the game, their understanding of it, skill at it, love for it, and will to win. Joe Montana was indubitably the best. Tom Brady shows similar skills, if not quite the same sureness of touch. Fran Tarkington and Elway were always dangerous and as slippery as greased pigs. They gave defensive lines fits. Bret had both some of Montana's gift of game skills and Tarkington's gift of elusiveness. For the long passing game, effectively set up and executed, Hadl, Fouts, Marino, and now Manning have been spectacular.

But for sheer excitement, whether behind or ahead, you could always count on Joe Montana to play unexpected but smart football, in a class by itself.

tjhall1 Author Profile Page :

Favre, like nearly every really good pro athlete, ruined his ultimate legacy by craving the publicity of his stature. Retirement means no one really listens to you anymore or watches your exploits, and the stars can't handle that. Ruth, Ali, Namath, Jordan, all came back and ultimately age failed them. They learned the hard way, and so did Favre.

 
 
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