Aaron Rodgers is building his own legacy: Helping Green Bay Packers fans appreciate past and future

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Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers – a couple of the best QBs of all time.

Raymond T. Rivard photograph

How Rodgers and Favre compare

On the occasion of Rodgers’ 100th career start, we were treated to a side-by-side comparison of Rodgers/Favre through 100 starts.

                                FAVRE                                         RODGERS

W-L                         68-32                                               68-32

PASS YDS            24,079                                              27,520

TD/INT               194/104                                            222/54

SB WINS                   1                                                        1

NFL MVPs                3                                                       1

What can we learn from the above information? quite a bit, actually …

Back-to-back legacies

Both Favre and Rodgers are great QBs.

Green Bay and their talent scouts should be commended for bringing Packers Nation 22 consecutive seasons of superb quarterback leadership. Any team in this league would kill for the kind of transition and durability that the Packers have gotten out of their last two franchise quarterbacks.

Most teams are struggling with second and third string guys, busted top draft picks and relative unknowns, just trying to put together some semblance of a franchise guy.

The Packers have had two of the best QBs in the history of the NFL, in back-to-back tenures. While Favre’s later years are going to forever haze his overall legacy within the Packers organization, his jersey will be retired and the fences will undoubtedly be mended in 2015.

Rodgers is locked through 2018 and (as Tom Brady says: “until he sucks …”) the Packers will ride Rodgers’ coattails for as long as his legs and arms will allow them to do so.