Has Aaron Rodgers surpassed Brett Favre as best QB in Packers history?

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Rodgers (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

For more than three decades, the Green Bay Packers have had two back-to-back Hall-of-Fame talents at quarterback, something that every NFL team would kill for.

With Aaron Rodgers’ three-TD performance in Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, he officially passed Brett Favre for the most touchdowns in Packers’ history.

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So, has Rodgers officially become the best QB in Packers history?

Favre and Rodgers’ accolades are very similar. Favre has three MVPs, one Super Bowl, is a three-time first-team All-Pro, a nine-time Pro Bowler (with the Packers), and a Hall-of-Fame selection.

While Rodgers has about the same, sporting the same amount of MVPs (although he could be the 2021 MVP), is a three-time first-team All Pro, 10-time Pro Bowler, and is likely a Hall-of-Fame selection once he retires.

When it comes to the touchdown record for the Green Bay Packers, Rodgers broke Favre’s record with a touchdown pass to Allen Lazard. Favre set the record with 442 touchdowns and 289 interceptions while Rodgers had 442 touchdowns and 93 interceptions, a huge difference between Rodgers and the Gunslinger.

Favre ended his career with 508 touchdowns, fourth-most in NFL history, while Rodgers is right behind him in fifth place with 445 and seemingly a few more years to go ahead to pass Favre.

Aaron Rodgers sports the best touchdown-to-interception ratio in NFL history as well as the highest career passer rating with 104.93, which is a whole eight points ahead of second place. Favre had an 86.03 rating, but it is no secret he liked to force passes into tight windows in high-risk, high-reward situations.

The biggest discrepancy between the two is the lack of yardage from Rodgers compared to Favre. Rodgers has almost 20,000 less passing yards than Favre and has never led the NFL in passing yards in a season. Rodgers is still in the top 10, currently on pace to pass Eli Manning within the next season or two.

Another difference between the two is the playoffs. Both Rodgers and Favre have won a Super Bowl, but Favre led the Packers to two while Rodgers has only been to the one. Rodgers has better career playoff record with the Packers and if he stays with the organization in the offseason, the gap could increase.

Looking at the two, their careers are very similar. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers are two great quarterbacks and depending on what time you became a Packers fan, your decision could be biased towards one or the other.

Who would you consider the best quarterback in Green Bay Packers history?