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Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:06 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2008 3:29 pm
 
These are the quarterbacks I would take over Brett Favre, who I thought would only retire after they pried the football from his cold, dead hands:<br />

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Tom Brady, Joe Montana, John Elway, Peyton Manning, John Unitas, Otto Graham (the most underrated thrower perhaps ever), Dan Marino, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw.<br />

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All of them had better careers than Favre.<br />

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Favre's greatest asset was his endurance but his greatest weakness was his inaccuracy. He tossed more interceptions than any quarterback ever and that's not a good thing for an NFL thrower.<br />

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Favre has been called a "gunslinger" a term that always amused me. When did that become code for error prone?<br />

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All athletes should take notice of how Favre handled the media and fans. He treated both well and the media overlooked his glaring weaknesses as a quarterback because they liked him personally. He was rarely taken to task for throwing so many key interceptions in so many big spots.<br />

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A non-partisan eye looks at Favre's career and sees it for what it was: he achieved Hall of Fame status and was a perfect fit in one of the top football towns in America but he never reached the top tier status of a Brady or Marino.

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Since: Mar 21, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2008 5:01 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

IMO Farve is second only to Montana.  Joe was as cool as ice and has the edge with his Super Bowls wins.  By the numbers Brett can't be beat.

BTW, you can't consider Manning or Brady until they're done. 




Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 4:35 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Moon 58.4 49325 291 4.3 233 3.4 80.9 0 SB Wins, 9-Pro Bowls, 3-All-Pro, 0 MVPs

Favre 61.4 61657 442 5.0 288 3.3 85.7 1 SB Win, 9 Pro Bowls, 7 All-Pro, 3x MVP

Montana 63.2 40551 273 5.1 139 2.6 92.3 4 SB Wins, 8 Pro Bowls, 7 All-Pro, 2x MVP

Marino 59.4 61361 420 5.0 252 3.0 86.4 0 SB Wins, 9 Pro Bowls, 8 All-Pro, 1 MVP

Brady 63.0 26370 197 5.4 86 2.4 92.9 3 SB Wins, 4 Pro Bowls, 2 All-Pro, 1 MVP

Manning 64.2 41625 306 5.7 153 2.8 94.7 1 SB Wins, 8 Pro Bowls, 6 All-Pro, 2x MVP

Young 64.3 33124 232 5.6 107 2.6 96.8 3 SB Wins, 7 Pro Bowls, 7 All-Pro, 2x MVP

Staubach 57.0 22700 153 5.2 109 3.7 83.4 2 SB Wins, 6 Pro Bowls, 5 All-Pro, 0 MVPs

Bradshaw 51.9 27989 212 5.4 210 5.4 70.9 4 SB Wins, 3 Pro Bowls, 3 All-Pro, 1 MVP

The numbers following the names are as follows, COMP%, YDS, TDS, TD%, INTS, INT%, RATING, Highlights

Numbers don't lie...yes Favre has thrown the most INTs of any QB but his INT% is better than Moon, Staubach and Bradshaw. He also has a better all-time RATING than those three and is nearly tied with Marino. With this info Moon, Bradshaw and Staubach are below Favre. Keeping in mind that Brady has only been in the league for 7 seasons and Marino never won a Super Bowl I'd vote them below Brett for now.

My List

1. Montana

2. Unitas

3. Young

4. Manning

5. Favre

6. Graham

7. Brady

8. Bradshaw

9. Staubach

Moon does not belong in the top time all-time QBs...maybe top 20.




Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2008 3:08 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Why do you bother using the term "barely" ?  That does a tremendous dis to Brett Favre... the hall of famer.



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 3:06 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Brett Farve not in the top 10 is one of the Dumbest thing I have ever heard! Steve Young, Tom Brady, both nothing more then system QB's. Warren Moon And Terry Bradshaw better come on. I'm not even a Packer fan and I think its a insult. Farve may be a Gunslinger but he alway gave it his best. Farve also did it with mediocre Wideouts , tight ends and running backs . Most of his career the team wasn't that good.Give him the credit he deserves! Top 5 at least.




Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 2:54 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Oh and one more thing, when you look at INT-attempt ratio, Favres is better than Dan Fouts' among others that I am not taking the time to look up.



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 2:45 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

I can not stand it when people mention Tom Brady as the best ever. He has played for 7 SEASONS!!!!! Agreed he has been a good QB during that span. He was great this year. He had one...great...year. Rich Gannon had one great year. Two years ago he was in the same ballpark as Carson Palmer, until Carson had that injury. The only difference was he was surrounded by a good team. Oh and Freeman, please explain to me why on the poll on this website, 20% of fans voted Brett Favre best QB of all time? Otto Graham, Warren Moon, hell, Joe Namath, fail to make the list. Plus, 20% is good for second all time, behind only Montana, which I think most will agree was the best. Marino is third with 11, Elway is fourth with 9, and Johnny U is fifth with 6. The "Others" has 15, at the time of the posting. So even if Tom Brady, Otto Graham, Warren Moon, Dan Fouts and Terry Bradshaw split them, you get 3 each. Now this is just a poll, but it still has merit because it is what the people on this website think.



Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 2:22 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Its all opinion and your opinion is no better, no worse, than anyone's else.  The only difference is that you get paid for your opinion.
I will always think of Joe Montana as the best of all time and thats my opinion.  But he played on a great team too.  It helps to have the receivers he did.  Just being mentioned in the top 10 is good enough, an argument can be made foe any ranking.   These were all great quarterbacks who loved the game.  They all made outstanding contributions to the NFL and will be remembered for what they gave and the legacy they left.



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 2:12 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Well said....borderline "hate". But well said..nonetheless.



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 1:30 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Terry Bradshaw? 212 TDs & 210 Interceptions. 166 per game? His most famous pass was a fluke...



Since: Oct 8, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 1:30 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Favre threw 8758 passes for 442 TD's.  That is one every 19.8 passes

Marino threw 8358 passes for 420 TD's.  That is one every 19.9 passes.

Your right, they are not in the same league.  Favre did throw more interceptions but let's look at winning percentage.  Favre's Packers were better than Marino's Dolphins...

As for Tom Brady, did you not watch the Superbowl?  Under pressure the guy is ordinary.

I do agree Favre is in the second 5 of the top ten but several of the names on your list are behind him.  Warren Moon, are you kidding?

You are missing Elway and Manning.  As far as championships and accuracy he is not even the #1 Packer.  Bart Starr has the rings and one of the best pass to interception ratings ever.

P.S.  When you say his greatest weakness was his inaccuracy you create a double negative.  His greatest weakness was his accuracy.



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