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Greg Jennings: Aaron Rodgers is better than Brett Favre

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Having played with both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers, Packers receiver Greg Jennings says he leans toward Rodgers as the better quarterback.

“They both bring different things to the table, but honestly right now I definitely have to go with . . . Aaron, his body of work at such a young age, his attention to detail, his discipline, I think it’s really second to none — its un-paralleled,” Jennings told Ian O’Connor on ESPN New York 1050.

It’s easy to see why Jennings would be happier with Rodgers, because he’s catching more passes from Rodgers. In two seasons as one of Favre’s starting receivers, Jennings averaged 49 catches for 776 yards. In four seasons with Rodgers, Jennings has averaged 73 catches for 1,155 yards.

But is it really fair to say Rodgers has a superior body of work to Favre? After all, Favre played 20 seasons, won the MVP award at the end of three of those seasons, and still has about 55,000 more career passing yards than Rodgers.

What Jennings is really saying is that Rodgers is playing at a higher level right now than Favre ever played at, and that’s a reasonable assessment.

“You haven’t really found a QB that has done it the way [Rodgers] has done it,” Jennings said. “I mean you have the young guys that are coming out and they’re making a huge impact in this game . . . but his attention to detail and his discipline to be perfect or so close to perfect I think that’s really going to separate himself . . . his study habits are . . . they speak volume for themselves.”

And that’s why Jennings is speaking up for Rodgers.

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162 Responses to “Greg Jennings: Aaron Rodgers is better than Brett Favre”
  1. indywilson40 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    I think the world agrees.

  2. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    Nothing will make me happier than seeing the Packers win a second Superbowl just to shove it in Farve’s face.

  3. jimmysimpson55 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    I don’t care who is at fault, but it is sad to see Green Bay getting divided. They are both great history making quarterbacks and Green Bay fans should be thankful for both of them.

  4. fwippel says: Jan 10, 2012 8:41 AM

    Is there anyone who’s been paying attention to Rodger’s performance over the past two years who wouldn’t agree with this?

  5. theenricopalazzo says: Jan 10, 2012 8:42 AM

    I don’t know Greg I can’t think of anyone else I would rather have at the end of the game throwing the losing interception.

  6. sixaspadz says: Jan 10, 2012 8:45 AM

    That’s just because Jennings has the same State Farm rep as Rodgers and he can’t wear Wranglers!

  7. wawa33 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:46 AM

    Jennings also said that Rodgers, unlike Favre, is not a womanizing masher.

  8. thedisbackindtown says: Jan 10, 2012 8:49 AM

    twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    Nothing will make me happier than seeing the Packers win a second Superbowl just to shove it in Farve’s face.

    So this is what they call a true Packer fan?! This is one of the many reasons why Packer fans are completely annoying. Do you really think Brett Favre gives a rip how many times Aaron Rodgers takes the Packers to the Super Bowl. Do you really think the guy that broke every QB record in the book has anything to worry about with Aaron Rodgers? Ignorant fans that have not clue…Typical Packer Fan.

  9. tebowpraystobrady says: Jan 10, 2012 8:51 AM

    Who cares?? Brady > Rogers and Favre.

  10. thatswhatimsayin says: Jan 10, 2012 8:51 AM

    Green Bay wouldn’t be crap without Favre and Rodgers career may have turned out much differently if he didn’t get to sit for 3 years and learn the system with zero pressure on him. Favre may be alot of things, be he was an ironman and a winner. Most of the new school bandwagon Packer fans will never appreciate that.

  11. cdaws84 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:51 AM

    Really hate these comparisons. Favre played in a totally different league and team than Rodgers and Jennings. Just look at how many people threw for 5k yards this year…its not that special now…and also look at Rodgers injury history compared to Favre….Favre made it 20ish years before missing a game…Rodgers has what 1 season?

  12. yamchargers says: Jan 10, 2012 8:52 AM

    So is Matt Flynn.

    Rogers is a system QB.

  13. b1rdbath says: Jan 10, 2012 8:52 AM

    I can’t argue with that.

    As much as I can’t stand Favre, you have to respect that he is a legend and one of the greats of a generation. With that being said it speaks volumes about Rodgers that we would all have so little resistance to excepting a statement like this.

    still need to see more seasons out of Rodgers.

  14. str8up12 says: Jan 10, 2012 8:53 AM

    You don’t judge a QB’s greatness by the years he is surrounded by talent. I don’t deny Rogers talent but I didn’t watch a single Packers game this year in which I didn’t say ” what a catch”.

  15. thedisbackindtown says: Jan 10, 2012 8:54 AM

    JUST ENJOY THE FACT YOU HAVE A GREAT QB! MOVE ON FROM BRETT FAVRE AND QUIT TRYING TO COMPARE HIM TO A GUY THAT HAS ALL THE RECORDS! Aaron will not come close to most of those records.

  16. gdeli says: Jan 10, 2012 8:55 AM

    yes, and much less of a drama queen too. Also not a sex texter as far as we know. ha

  17. BTC says: Jan 10, 2012 8:56 AM

    I don’t think there were enough ellipses in this article.

  18. thegreatness34 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:00 AM

    Can anyone really imagine him saying Favre was better as they approach a crucial playoff game??? I mean come on! I’m old enough to remember when pack fans thought favre walked on water. How soon the pack fans forget. Favre made that craphole relevant for over a decade.

  19. thewiz37 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:01 AM

    Thank you, Captain Obvious.

  20. bradshawlives says: Jan 10, 2012 9:03 AM

    But Favre was so clutch in the playoffs. Remember the Philly game…..no wait, the title game against the Giants…..er…..the title game against the Saints……oh never mind.

  21. mightyleemoon says: Jan 10, 2012 9:04 AM

    Favre is a lock for the HOF. Rodgers is on his way to being a lock. Just about every team out there would be luck to have Rodgers or would have been lucky to have Favre at his peak.

    I get it, Favre is an easy target, but there is no denying that the guy was an amazing quarterback in his day. It’s a damn shame that legacy had to end the way it did. But, personally, I prefer to remember the Favre that I watched as a kid…even if I did hate him as he throttled my hometown Bears.

  22. cowboyhater says: Jan 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    It’s ridiculous to make Farve out to be the bad guy. Plus, what the hell does Jennings know anyway. He didn’t get Farve in his prime, just as he is experiencing now with Rodgers. They are both great QB’s, and bring different skill sets to the game. You need ask Sterling Sharpe how great of a QB Farve was, not Greg Jennings. I’m not even a GB fan, and to see the fans bash one of their greatest QB’s in their franchise history is crazy. Farve is a first ballot HOF’er.

  23. tennis22drew says: Jan 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    One thing that will be interesting to follow is if Aaron can stay healthy like Favre did. If he can, say goodbye to those passing records

  24. vikingdoode says: Jan 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    well it wouldn’t help your cause to go the other way since Brett not on your team….That would be awkward in the huddle…..dumb!

  25. blue18hutthutt says: Jan 10, 2012 9:05 AM

    How quickly people forget. Do people forget the 3 years peak performance where Favre tore up the league and was one of the most sustained, dominant stretches of QB play the league has ever seen?

    I think Rodgers is on his way to surpassing Favre but let’s not forget how good Favre was in his peak years.

  26. packersareandwillalwaysbebetterthanthebears says: Jan 10, 2012 9:06 AM

    It’ll be interesting in 4 years when Brett Favre enters the HOF to see where Aaron Rodgers is and how many rings he has. Not many Packer fans ever thought Rodgers would’ve been half as good as Favre.

  27. bcgreg says: Jan 10, 2012 9:06 AM

    NOOOOOO!!!!! Greg, now Favre might come out of retirement again to prove you wrong. Please, refer to him as ‘he who shall not be named’ from now on, ok?

  28. MossMoon2Packers says: Jan 10, 2012 9:07 AM

    Maybe it’s fair to say that Rodgers is now playing at a higher level than Favre ever played. Maybe. But, given that Favre pretty much owns all the NFL passing records and is a shoo-in as a 1st year HOFer, the debate as to who was the better QB has to be decided after Rodgers retires.

  29. FinFan68 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:07 AM

    Not that I disagree, but does anyone really expect a WR to say that their current QB is not as good as their previous QB?

  30. popdawg99 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:09 AM

    I can’t wait until we can go an entire NFL season without hearing about Brett Favre.

  31. bradwins says: Jan 10, 2012 9:10 AM

    There isn’t even a question. Rodgers has proved that there is no comparison the last two years. At no point in his career was Favre anywhere close to where Rodgers is right now. Favre’s brilliance was a media-created fiction. Rodgers is legit. I’d take Rodgers over Favre every day, and twice on Sundays.

  32. vikesfan320 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:12 AM

    And in 10-15 or so years with the next ‘changing of the guard’ in Lambeau, some young receiver will talk about how the new QB is better than Rodgers was. Jennings is playing with Rodgers entering his prime, after playing with Favre who was still effective but well past his prime – whether it’s true or not, it’s a pretty unfair comparison.

  33. roastbeefsandwich says: Jan 10, 2012 9:13 AM

    I don’t get why people compare the numbers that A-rod and Brett have straight up. Two totally different styles of offense.

    What does it say when your single game Packer records are not held by either Rodgers or Brett?

  34. Manbearpig says: Jan 10, 2012 9:14 AM

    I agree. In fact, can they just make an exception for Rodgers and induct him into the HOF right now?

    I mean, after all, he’s had TWO good seasons.

    I think they should just rename the Vince Lombardi Trophy the Aaron Rodgers Trophy. Lambeau Field? Aaron Rodgers Field. NFL Network? Aaron Rodgers Network. National Football League? Aaron Rodgers Football League.

    I mean, this guy is the greatest player ever and I’m talking GREATEST EVER.

    Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, Terry Bradshaw, Roger Staubach, Bart Starr, Joe Namath, Drew Brees, Brett Favre – they could all learn a thing or two from Aaron Rodgers.

  35. francheyes says: Jan 10, 2012 9:16 AM

    While we’re at it lets talk about grant vs gado…point being who cares, quit stirring the dried up pot

  36. packhawk04 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:17 AM

    Rodgers is a much, much bigger student of the game, that fact isnt debatable. Better is up for opinion.

  37. justafanofitall says: Jan 10, 2012 9:17 AM

    Jennings gets praise for saying Aaron is superior to Favre…but Favre gets slammed for saying the same dang thing “I thought Aaron would have won the Super Bowl sooner”. Both statements say Aaron is a great QB.

    My thoughts: Brett was so exciting to watch and is missed. He always had to work so much harder before and during the game as he had so little talent around him til the last year when Jennings and Jones came around to be with Driver. Aaron is in my view an arogant individual who blames others when the packers lose. He has such great recievers (7 in all)…someone has to be open and he never has to force the issue). Like to see how he does if on a team like Cleveland..(ex Cassel with NE and then KC).

  38. pocketsstraight says: Jan 10, 2012 9:17 AM

    Amen CowboyHater.

    “What Jennings is really saying is that Rodgers is playing at a higher level right now than Favre ever played at, and that’s a reasonable assessment.”

    No, that is not what he is saying MDS.

    What Jennings is really saying is that Rodgers is playing at a higher level than Favre did AT 38 YEARS OLD AND Jennings was just learning how to play.

    Jennings wasn’t even in high school when Favre was at his prime. Favre spent three years above a 7 TD%. This is the first time Rodgers has passed 6%.

    I am not debating Rodgers greatness, He’s really good. But this comment is ridiculous.

  39. redbullenergydrink says: Jan 10, 2012 9:18 AM

    If Rodgers is better than Favre, then Flynn is better than Rodgers. He’s the one with the GB passing and td records.

    Just saying.

  40. panthers34 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:18 AM

    Lets wait and see if Rogers has Favre’s longevity. I still think Bark Starr is the greattest Packers qb ever because of all his postseason success.

  41. steveoz49 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:22 AM

    The league has changed so much in the last 10 years, even the last 5 years, that (in my opinion) I don’t see how players can be compared. 10 years ago, you could still use that 5 yard area to jam a WR, today it seems that you can’t even get close to a WR.

    I think it’s a shame for Packer fans, and players, to talk like this. Before Mike and Brett, GB was a joke and together they gave Wisconsin something to cheer for.

  42. firethorn1001 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:26 AM

    ‘Do you really think Brett Favre gives a rip how many times Aaron Rodgers takes the Packers to the Super Bowl. ‘
    _____________________________

    You mean the guy that wanted to go to the Vikings so he could stick it to the Packers and then gave a backhanded compliment when he was ‘surprised’ that it took Rodgers so long to win one? That guy? Yes, he does give a rip.

  43. packfan1 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:27 AM

    It’s not meant as a Knock on Favre..it’s just the truth. Favre was an amazing quaterback, and maybe the most exciting ever to watch, but there is no doubt Rodgers is a better ‘QB’. He manages the game better, takes more calculated risks, is more mobile then Favre and simply doesn’t make the stupid mistakes. Favre has his place and can hang his hat on it. He had a great career. But right now Rodgers is playing better than Favre ever did. The one thing Favre has on Rodgers, or any QB, is longevity. For Rodgers that’s still TBD. But Favre played at a high level for a very long time and no quaterback will ever be tougher than Favre.

  44. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:30 AM

    Favre was an interception throwing machine.

    We all know the best QBs come from Northern Cali…Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers.

  45. bangitfootball says: Jan 10, 2012 9:32 AM

    Matt Flynn could throw for 4000 yards with this Packer offense.

  46. ny82jy says: Jan 10, 2012 9:35 AM

    “But is it really fair to say Rodgers has a superior body of work to Favre? After all, Favre played 20 seasons, won the MVP award at the end of three of those seasons, and still has about 55,000 more career passing yards than Rodgers”
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    Favre also has about 55,000 more interceptions than rodgers does to. Favre was also one of the most selfish players ive ever seen.

  47. wipackman1265 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:36 AM

    This weekends game will show the difference. Aaron will not GIVE the game to the Giants

  48. FinFan68 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:39 AM

    Just curious, what would the consensus be if Rodgers starting losing playoff games by throwing a pick 6? Favre in his prime was great and so is Rodgers…compare them when all is said and done.

  49. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 10, 2012 9:40 AM

    Is anybody arguing for farve? But at the same time, it’s pretty lucky having both.

  50. richmondhokie says: Jan 10, 2012 9:43 AM

    People need to remember that (a) Rodgers learned from Favre; (b) Jennings played with Favre only 1 year, and that was late in Favre’s career; (c) what else is Jennings going to say? As if he’d dare mention he prefers a different guy at QB … pfffft; and (d) this is the first year Rodgers has won his own division. He’s been excellent for about a year and a half. Up till the last 3 or 4 games of last year – for the first 2.5 years of his career – the knock on him was that he couldn’t win a close game, and he faded in the 4th quarter. Can we let the guy play for 5 or 10 years before we crown him the best QB ever? Just sayin’.

  51. omegaichiban says: Jan 10, 2012 9:44 AM

    2 things, maybe 3. I agree w/bcgreg, he unretires because of this comment (did he even file his papers yet) Rodgers is already as sucessful as Farve. Records are nice and all that, but the ring is the thing. Marino, all-time great, no ring afterthought. Farve has one ring and how many play-off ending int’s?

  52. goawayeverybody says: Jan 10, 2012 9:46 AM

    Rodgers didn’t text naked pictures of himself to female staffers therefore I’m going with Rodgers on judgment alone. Favre is a fool.

  53. toolkien says: Jan 10, 2012 9:48 AM

    1) Common sizing the two eras of both Rodgers and Favre, from ages 25-28, they are pretty much equal. The common sizing is accomplished by measuring each, for each year, against the average of all other QB’s. Each respective “fat years” was almost exactly as productive.

    2) The Green Bay Packers made Favre who he was, not the other way around. After 2.5 years Favre was nearly benched for Mark Brunell but the Packers stuck with Favre, and after about another year, Favre stopped throwing the ball to the other team so much and the Packers, already set otherwise, soared. But the narrative was written such that Favre immediately, and single handedly, turned the Packers around, which, over time, went to his head and he began to treat the team like a semi-retirement hobby shop wherein he wanted to fill the coaching and player ranks with buddies. The only way he could accomplish this was trying to be the de facto GM, which, for some reason, Ted Thompson was reluctant for him to do. Favre allowed himself to be insulted by this, and threw himself a pity party and quit. And when Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy neglected to drop to their knees, wailing and rending their garments, and actually, calmly and smartly drafted two QB’s, angered Favre since, in retirement, he wasn’t given final sign off authority on such a move, he swore revenge, and eventually burned his legacy (even if it was fallaciously written) . In the end, Steve Young like play for three out of sixteen years, after getting his second, third, and fourth chance from the Packers to make something of his career, does not offset the juvenility and revenge seeking of the last six years in the NFL, the three final years with the Packers and the three years afterward. If Rodgers follows the same path he will suffer the same fate regardless of what he has done the last four years on the field.

  54. lionsplayoffs says: Jan 10, 2012 9:49 AM

    I don’t think there’s any question that Rodgers is a better QB than Favre in their primes. The only question is whether Rodgers can do it for as long as Favre did. Don’t forget Favre turned in his best regular season when he was almost 40.

    It’s also safe to say Jennings is in his prime right now with Rodgers. He was younger with Favre and that has to be one reason why he caught less passes.

    (Doing my best championship belt move, it’s not as easy for us Lions fans to do)

  55. calloustongue says: Jan 10, 2012 9:52 AM

    Favre was surprised that Greg Jennings didn’t say Aaron was better sooner.

  56. zaggs says: Jan 10, 2012 9:52 AM

    Uh, Greg his body of work ain’t “un-parrelled”. Pretty sure Big Ben won 2 superbowls (well won 1, one the team for another) in less time.

  57. pack15forever says: Jan 10, 2012 9:53 AM

    Favre was a great passer and one tough SOB that played for 20 years and holds most passing records including interceptions but in measuring a QB it’s just not about records. Most so called experts say that Joe Montana is the greatest QB ever and he doesn’t have anywhere the stats that Favre has. The reason Montana is viewed this way is because he was CLUTCH and made the big plays when it mattered in the playoffs. Favre on the other hand was not particularly good in the playoffs as he threw interceptions at the most crucial times. Rodgers is much more careful with the football and as a Packer fan I feel much more secure that he won’t make a dumb play at the wrong time. It really comes down to how you measure greatness in QB. Rodgers will win multiple Super Bowls and is just more clutch than Favre.

  58. godofwine330 says: Jan 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    Rodgers is less of a gambler, which is both what made Favre great and a holy terror for coaches, players, and fans alike. For a player, watching that Packers vs. Giants championship game a few years ago, it must have drove them crazy seeing the easy pass that Favre passed up for the gamble that ended up being an interception AND the end of his Packers career. A quarterback that is both accurate and not an unnecessary gambler is a wide receiver’s best friend, so I agree with Jennings.

  59. momsasaynt says: Jan 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    I guess I’m still waiting for the Great Packer Nation to let it go and STAND UP for your former QB. Rodgers is excellent Favre was also you’ve had 3 SB winning QB’S act like it.

  60. calloustongue says: Jan 10, 2012 9:55 AM

    12>4

    Been saying it since ’07.

  61. austrianpanther says: Jan 10, 2012 9:57 AM

    Sanchez is better than both of them!

  62. deadeye says: Jan 10, 2012 9:58 AM

    “But is it really fair to say Rodgers has a superior body of work to Favre?”

    ===========================

    As usual, the media has line up to give Brett a bj every chance they get. That is a misquote of Jennings. He didn’t say that Rodgers body of work was better than Brett’s. The actual quote was “his body of work at such a young age, his attention to detail, his discipline, I think it’s really second to none — its un-paralleled”. So in other words, given what Rodgers has accomplished thusfar, and given his work habits, it’s easy to project that his career body of work will surpass that of Favre.

    Favre worshippers will point to all the records he set, claiming that those records prove he’s better than just about anyone else, especially Rodgers. But the real truth is that Brett’s records are a product of his longevity, not his greatness. Brett played a double career, close to 20 seasons instead of the usual 10 seasons. Favre’s stats over the second half of his career were mediocre at best. The world will eventually realize that Rodgers is the superior QB. And Ted Thompson deserves huge credit for sending Brett packing when he did. Green Bay could not have won the Super Bowl with Favre at the helm.

  63. stellarperformance says: Jan 10, 2012 10:03 AM

    thatswhatimsayin says:
    Jan 10, 2012 8:51 AM
    …..Favre may be alot of things, (but) he was an ironman and a winner. Most of the new school bandwagon Packer fans will never appreciate that.
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    I’m about as old-school Packer fan as you can get. What you and others like you don’t appreciate is the fact that Favre orchestrated his own way out of Green Bay. He identified the Vikings as the team that could get him back to the SuperBowl before retiring, tried to get the Packers to give him an unconditional release under the premise “he was all done,” abandoned his teammates, and finger-waved to Packer fans right through to the end…when he brain-farted…again…and threw the losing pick. We supported him unfailingly through all his previous boneheaded game-costing errors, and now he wants a bronze statue of himself in front of Lambeau??? Please. The guy is a self-centered Benedict Arnold and deserves all the scorn thrown upon him. As a non-Packer fan, all you know about it is what you read in USA Today.

  64. nflfollower says: Jan 10, 2012 10:06 AM

    But is he better than Tim Tebow…. this is the question that must be addressed.

  65. bordner says: Jan 10, 2012 10:06 AM

    I’m just happy to say that we’ve been very fortunate to have one of the all-time great QB’s followed by what appears to be another. I hope everyone appreciates just how good we’ve got it right now.

    Even before Favre, we had Majik, who always seemed to give us hope, but does anyone remember Blair Kiel? Anthony Dilweg? Randy Wright?

  66. orcheon says: Jan 10, 2012 10:11 AM

    He also already has better commercials.

  67. neer music says: Jan 10, 2012 10:13 AM

    i wouldn’t doubt a lot about that assessment, but you have to also remember that these numbers are being accumulated by many qb’s in an era where the defensive back can only play the ball, period.

    i don’t care for collinsworth a whole lot, but he makes some pretty decent evaluations that most won’t catch. an accurate passer can put the ball high over the middle than ever before because the receiver is now even more protected than what we’ve been claiming to be wimpy quarterback favoring rules.

    it used to be that only the bold, game changing receivers would dare to go over the middle, knowing they were about to get tagged. now it’s a no-brainer because you can very likely pick up a 15 yarder in an instance where as a db used to relish the opportunity to prove a point on top of the chance at a catch and run.

    it makes a lot more sense to go after taller dbs that can jump now, and really put some heat on the quarterback, or you’ll get eaten alive.

  68. raiderstotheship says: Jan 10, 2012 10:13 AM

    Shutup greg you were in your first couple years with favre in which you weren’t even the go to guy, so shut your mouth and catch balls from a qb that is only so good because everybody around him is amazing… you have best receiving corps in the league as well as the best te duo.. shut your mouth already

  69. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 10, 2012 10:14 AM

    Not really fair to compare any QB from the past 5-10 years to any QB from any other era. Three guys throw for over 5,000? I remember when 4,000 and 35 tds was a huge deal. And I’m only 30 years old. Favre had his best statistical season as a 40 year old. Think about that. Favre was a top 3 QB in the 90′s. Rodgers is a top 3 QB now. That’s the best way to compare them. Not by stats.

  70. simzap says: Jan 10, 2012 10:17 AM

    I don’t know why Jennings felt the need to compare the great QB’s he was lucky enough to play for. Who asked him. Doesn’t the team have enough to be concerned about. Jennings played with a guy who was old by any NFL standard. #4 was much more mobile in the mid 90′s. And, the rules for protecting QB’s as well as what defenses are allowed are far different than what a younger #4 had to survive. I hope #12 far surpasses #4 but what #4 accomplished was remarkable.

  71. stevemcguigan says: Jan 10, 2012 10:19 AM

    That people are even having this discussion so soon is just a testament to the dump Favre took all over his legacy. People *already* want to act like he wasn’t as good as he was because he pissed off and annoyed everyone so much for his last 4 years in the league.

  72. PackersHome.com says: Jan 10, 2012 10:23 AM

    It’s cute when a non-Packers fan takes ONE fans comment and professes it as they are a true Packers fan and then tears them apart. Purely adorable!

    Packers fans are not the ones bringing up Brett Favre, nor are the players. It’s the lame-a$$ reporters who lack imagination and creativity that keep pounding the Brett Favre drum for a quote. Look, it worked, again because we READ THE DANG THING!

    As for whom is better, Brett or Aaron, I doubt you’ll have any player say the QB that is NOT on their team is the best. If the Packers trade Aaron and start Matt Flynn, you’d hear similar comments about how Matt is great and the players wouldn’t want anyone else.

    Kind of sad that the NFL playoffs are in the midst and we have eight teams left and yet Brett Favre commentary is still making any resemblance of a headline.

  73. cursedvikingfan says: Jan 10, 2012 10:25 AM

    So let me get this straight, Brett Favre orchestrated his way out of Green Bay? Right, right. How about TT and McCarthy wanted to move on with Rodgers. Which they should of. They also forced Favre into an early retirement and didn’t want him to play anywhere else. Why? Because everyone in the Packer organization knew Favre could still play, fact was they just didn’t want it in a Green and Gold uni or any uni for that matter. Let’s also not forget how Mark Murphy offered Brett Favre 20 million to stay retired.

    To try to cast Favre as the villain in this whole Green Bay saga is ludicrous. Thompson did the smart thing by going with Rodgers and has built this team into a dynasty, so making Favre the goat is really getting old. The sooner he and the “die-hard” Pack nation accept that, the better off everyone will be.

  74. anywho123 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    In reply to Roastbeefsandwich’s post “What does it say when your single game Packer records are not held by either Rodgers or Brett?”

    What it says is “Detroit Lions” came to town again.

  75. packerfan1000 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:32 AM

    Who’d have thought. More people spell “Rodgers” wrong than “Favre.”

    There’s a “D” people!

  76. toolkien says: Jan 10, 2012 10:32 AM

    I guess I’m still waiting for the Great Packer Nation to let it go and STAND UP for your former QB. Rodgers is excellent Favre was also you’ve had 3 SB winning QB’S act like it.
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    Once again, for those who didn’t pay attention (like the Greta interviews, or the threats, or the “cut me” or “trade me” comments, or the intentional attempts to “stick it” to the team that made him who he was) then get it through your heads – Favre burned his legacy, the Packer fans didn’t take it from him. Favre HATED Ted Thompson, and therefore the Packers, and set about HARMING them, from within and without, over the last six years of his career. Favre STARTED the hate, it’s up to him to end it, not the fans to categorically take him back into the fold. The Packer success is what it is and is part of the past, and can be enjoyed. Having a pot-bellied Favre cutting ribbons somewhere in Brown County isn’t an imperative for either side. To simply say Favre gets a free pass for what he did agaisnt the team for several years because of what he supposedly did all by himself a decade and a half ago, is to justify what he did and say that he was right all along. He had no cause to be such a d-bag to the team that made him who he was. Again, he started it, it’s up to him to rebuild bridges, which I have not seen nor do I expect to.

  77. ice90 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:34 AM

    This is tough to write in a short snippet. Farve is a first ballot hall of famer so let me say that up front. But I’ve never understood why he’s rated so high as a QB with 1 SB win and 1 SB loss. He’s got all the passing records, yes, but for all his amazing plays to win games, I can remember as many games he’s lost with horrible INT’s. The modern NFL is so pass happy, it’s hard to evaluate QB’s in a historical sense. But no one (other than Joe Namath) has gotten more mileage out of 1 SB win than Brett Favre.

  78. jessethegreat says: Jan 10, 2012 10:35 AM

    As a lifelong diehard Packers fan, it would be easy to concur with this statement and go on my way.

    I truly hope Rodgers has the longevity Favre had though. Favre, in his prime, was a complete icon. He reached a status where he was bigger than the team. Rodgers learned first hand how detrimental something like that can be so I don’t see his head getting that big. Favre was a one man gang that did it his way, but he had the biggest set of onions I’ve ever seen on an athlete (figuratively).

    Rodgers has a closer relationship with his team-mates and seemingly doesn’t just spend time with them at work. I think part of this is that Rodgers NOW has the support of the entire team and has relationships with team-members where everyone wants to see eachother succeed.

    Favre always went about his job always feeling like he had to guide the team to victory himself. Could anyone have imagined Favre acting like Rodgers after Flynn had the great game against Detroit? Absolutely not, whether good or bad, Favre would have wanted to be the man. He would have felt it was his responsibility. He would have come out the next game trying to throw for 500+ and 7 td’s.

    My take in a nut shell…..

    Favre = ultimate competitor, man who will give everything he has and will always want to take “the last shot”. “I’m going to lead us to victory”
    Rodgers = ultimate team mate, works well with others, driven to prove all critics wrong, enjoys deflecting credit. “Lets go get this”

  79. calloustongue says: Jan 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    Unless you lived thru Favre’s 5 years of waffling as a Packer fan, you really have no clue.

    I acknowledge he was a great QB and did a ton to put GB on the map, but he also held the team hostage at the end of the season for a number of years deciding whether or not he wanted to play. Some of us fans got sick of him putting himself before the team and fans. Sure the guy has the right to make that decision, but just about every year after ’03 he took months to do it.

    The Rodgers vs Favre debate will continue for another decade and long after. There really is no objective measure to compare them, only subjective opinions. Greg Jennings is only one man with an opinion.

    One with which I happen to agree. If you aren’t a Packers fan, no one really cares what you think. Guess what we think of your fans and team? Do you care?

  80. rmc1995 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    Before Brett Favre strapped on a helmet for Green Bay nobody wanted to go to the frozen tundra to play. The Packers had something like 2 winning seasons in 20 years before Favre got there. They were a laughing stock.

    All Favre did was take the Packers from 2 winning seasons in 20 years to one losing seasons in 16 seasons. It took Rodgers one season to have a losing season, coming off a 13-3 year. Rodgers was riding off of 16 years of success thanks to the winning atmosphere provided by Favre. It is a hell of a lot easier to win in a winning atmosphere than to turn around two decades of absolute terrible football. If it wasn’t for Brett Favre making it desirable to play in Green Bay guys like Jennings would be finding the first bus out of Green Bay as soon as their rookie contracts were up. Favre did more than just help Titletown win a Super Bowl and gain back respectability. He made it so Packer fans could forget how badly they stunk before he came to Green Bay that they find no problem emeffing they guy that made winning expected in Green Bay.

  81. boiler72 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    Nothing will make me happier than seeing the Packers win a second Superbowl just to shove it in Farve’s face.
    ______________________________

    They don’t even need to. Gee – I wonder why Favre hasn’t even shown up yet to see anyone in GB? Because he looks like a sore loser idiot. Too funny.

  82. rmc1995 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    Before Brett Favre strapped on a helmet for Green Bay nobody wanted to go to the frozen tundra to play. The Packers had something like 2 winning seasons in 20 years before Favre got there. They were a laughing stock.

    All Favre did was take the Packers from 2 winning seasons in 20 years to one losing seasons in 16 seasons. It took Rodgers one season to have a losing season, coming off a 13-3 year. Rodgers was riding off of 16 years of success thanks to the winning atmosphere provided by Favre. It is a hell of a lot easier to win in a winning atmosphere than to turn around two decades of absolute terrible football. If it wasn’t for Brett Favre making it desirable to play in Green Bay guys like Jennings would be finding the first bus out of Green Bay as soon as their rookie contracts were up. Favre did more than just help Titletown win a Super Bowl and gain back respectability. He made it so Packer fans could forget how badly they stunk before he came to Green Bay that they find no problem emeffing the guy that made winning expected in Green Bay.

  83. waggs12 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:38 AM

    This is news? I remember him saying this exact same thing 3 years ago. In other breaking news, the Titanic has hit an iceberg and is sinking.

  84. mushroomcloudlayin says: Jan 10, 2012 10:40 AM

    Wow. A good receiver really likes his good quarterback.

    Move along, nothing to see here.

  85. edgerules says: Jan 10, 2012 10:40 AM

    Of course, Jennings is gonna say that. However, it is rather a shame that we have a society where everything , and every athlete today is presumed to be better than any one in the past. I mean, I am hearing from the so called “experts” like Trent Dilfer (one of the worst QBs to “win” a SB mind you) that Rodgers is the best EVER? Seriously?

    Anyway, it is sad to see that Brett Farve’s great legacy is being spat on. His career may not have ended in the perfect , fairy tale story , but what athlete’s does? Very few ride off into the sunset ala Strahan, Bettis, etc. Farve may not have been the perfect person like the “perfect little small town” of Green Bay wanted, but that’s no reason to try to destroy his legacy. When Rodgers destroys Farve’s records and plays 20 years without missing a GAME, then talk to me.

  86. 6ball says: Jan 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    .

    Only one way to settle this : a sext – off.

    Let Pam Oliver and Michelle Tafoya. be the judges.

    .

  87. nupicasso says: Jan 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:03 AM
    thatswhatimsayin says:
    Jan 10, 2012 8:51 AM
    …..Favre may be alot of things, (but) he was an ironman and a winner. Most of the new school bandwagon Packer fans will never appreciate that.
    ————————————————

    I’m about as old-school Packer fan as you can get. What you and others like you don’t appreciate is the fact that Favre orchestrated his own way out of Green Bay. He identified the Vikings as the team that could get him back to the SuperBowl before retiring, tried to get the Packers to give him an unconditional release under the premise “he was all done,” abandoned his teammates, and finger-waved to Packer fans right through to the end…when he brain-farted…again…and threw the losing pick. We supported him unfailingly through all his previous boneheaded game-costing errors, and now he wants a bronze statue of himself in front of Lambeau??? Please. The guy is a self-centered Benedict Arnold and deserves all the scorn thrown upon him. As a non-Packer fan, all you know about it is what you read in USA Today.

     3 2 

    Couldn’t have said it better myself

  88. dachozen1 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:45 AM

    Give me Brady. He’s done less with more for years. Rodgers is just the flavor of the month. A good player but taken to epic status because the media loves the new story. I’d like to see him do it for 5 yrs.

  89. irishstout says: Jan 10, 2012 10:46 AM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:03 AM

    I’m about as old-school Packer fan as you can get. What you and others like you don’t appreciate is the fact that Favre orchestrated his own way out of Green Bay. He identified the Vikings as the team that could get him back to the SuperBowl before retiring, tried to get the Packers to give him an unconditional release under the premise “he was all done,” abandoned his teammates, and finger-waved to Packer fans right through to the end…when he brain-farted…again…and threw the losing pick. We supported him unfailingly through all his previous boneheaded game-costing errors, and now he wants a bronze statue of himself in front of Lambeau??? Please. The guy is a self-centered Benedict Arnold and deserves all the scorn thrown upon him. As a non-Packer fan, all you know about it is what you read in USA Today.

    _______________________________

    Well said!

    Anyone in here talking about being an old school football fan that’s supporting Favre apparently takes the “old school” to be the mid-90′s, and believes loyalty is measured in dollar signs.

    Let’s not forget, Favre toyed with the Packers offseason after offseason… I’m retiring… wait, no I’m not… wait, yes I am. Hey guys, I’m back!

    Eventually, the Pack looked at the kid they had sitting behind him and said “you know what, Brett, we need to go with Aaron, but you can return to be the kid’s veteran back-up and ride gracefully into the sunset after passing the torch.”

    If it had stopped at the Jets, I still don’t think we’d notice, it would be like Montana with the Chiefs and folks would scratch their heads and say “oh yeah, I forgot about that.” But he deliberately went out to find the Vikings, his former team’s rival.

    Favre was a tremendously talented QB, but he has no class. He was a prima donna who jerked Green Bay around for the last few years of his tenure there. Rodgers is talented, disciplined, and from what we’re seeing so far pretty classy.

  90. sakatak says: Jan 10, 2012 10:48 AM

    If Favre would have taken Bart Starr’s advice he would still be loved by all Packer Nation. He got too big for his Wranglers. Wisconsin fans love their sports heroes, but we can only take so much. Favre went way over the line with his me first attitude.

  91. rexryanstoecheese says: Jan 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    Aaron “Buck” Rodgers = System QB

  92. punish22 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:51 AM

    Rodgers is MUCH better than Favre at the quarterback position but Favre is better than Rodgers at being a jealous low life scumbag!

    Shoela knows all!

  93. blackqbwhiterb says: Jan 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    Can you imagine if Favre had retired after the playoff loss to the Giants, and never went to the Jets and Vikings? If he had retired then with grace and dignity, he would still be revered as the great QB that he was, instead of the caricature he has become.

    But there’s no question, if Rodgers continues the pace he’s on, in ten years he will end up higher on the list than Favre or anybody else for that matter. This season’s performance has been historic, especially if they go all the way again.

  94. glac1 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:55 AM

    Thank God they both played or play for the Green Bay Packers, Inc…. Not many organizations improve at qb play after a hall of famer retires!

  95. ajknox88 says: Jan 10, 2012 10:56 AM

    How about you ask someone who was with Brett in his prime? ala Donald Driver

  96. jeff061 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:09 AM

    He’s a good QB but he’s 2 years removed from being Akex Smith and one more concussion away from being Jahvid Best

    Let’s see if Rodgers can sustain it over 10-15 years

  97. marko959 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:19 AM

    “If Rodgers is better than Favre, then Flynn is better than Rodgers. He’s the one with the GB passing and td records.

    Just saying.”

    By your reasoning, former Packer quarterback Don Horn was better than Bart Starr because he had a game in 1969 where he threw for over 400 yards and 5 TD’s.

  98. n0hopeleft says: Jan 10, 2012 11:22 AM

    Listen to the MORONS on this site representing the Green and Gold. Are you going to boo Brett Favre when he returns to be inducted into your ring of honor? Your new school fan base is pathetic.

    You better hope they protect him this Sunday. He’ll have 1.5 second to release before he gets crushed. Don’t deny facts – pass rush ruins games like this in January.

  99. Chuck Wood says: Jan 10, 2012 11:22 AM

    I’ll say this: Aaron Rodgers is a better PERSON than Brett Favre will ever be. The way Favre handled himself in Green Bay during the early years was despicable. The town and town media did an excellant job of hiding it- but plain and simple, Favre was a drunk and a womanizer. Deanna is either an unbelievably strong woman or a complete fool who has no idea. Favre the player? I loved him. He’ll go down as one of the best ever in my book. But Brett the man has a loooooong way to go.

  100. claydefayette says: Jan 10, 2012 11:23 AM

    Let’s stop comparing. The game has changed. Favre played in an era where quarterbacks would get blasted without a penalty. This isn’t to say Rodgers isn’t better but move on.

    If Rodgers can have the same amount of success over a long period of time like Favre had (I, like everyone else, assumes he will), then we can start the comparisons.

  101. keevel says: Jan 10, 2012 11:26 AM

    bordner says: Jan 10, 2012 10:06 AM

    I’m just happy to say that we’ve been very fortunate to have one of the all-time great QB’s followed by what appears to be another. I hope everyone appreciates just how good we’ve got it right now.

    Even before Favre, we had Majik, who always seemed to give us hope, but does anyone remember Blair Kiel? Anthony Dilweg? Randy Wright?
    ————————————————————-

    Mike Tomzac, Alan Risher, Lynn Dickey, Jim Zorn, David Whitehurst

    Very very appreciative to have had Favre and now have Rodgers. both are very good, very exciting. Farve a little more exciting, but not always in the good way.

  102. pencepost says: Jan 10, 2012 11:27 AM

    Bears fan here, so I dislike Rodgers and Favre equally. With that said, the thing that distinguishes Favre from other quarterbacks is how he played every game for the same team for 16 years. Rodgers has put together a good couple of years to claim he might be better in his prime, but then again Favre had won three straight MVP’s by the time he was Rodgers’ age.

  103. skittlesareyum says: Jan 10, 2012 11:27 AM

    1) Common sizing the two eras of both Rodgers and Favre, from ages 25-28, they are pretty much equal. The common sizing is accomplished by measuring each, for each year, against the average of all other QB’s. Each respective “fat years” was almost exactly as productive.

    2) The Green Bay Packers made Favre who he was, not the other way around. After 2.5 years Favre was nearly benched for Mark Brunell but the Packers stuck with Favre, and after about another year, Favre stopped throwing the ball to the other team so much and the Packers, already set otherwise, soared. But the narrative was written such that Favre immediately, and single handedly, turned the Packers around, which, over time, went to his head and he began to treat the team like a semi-retirement hobby shop wherein he wanted to fill the coaching and player ranks with buddies. The only way he could accomplish this was trying to be the de facto GM, which, for some reason, Ted Thompson was reluctant for him to do. Favre allowed himself to be insulted by this, and threw himself a pity party and quit. And when Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy neglected to drop to their knees, wailing and rending their garments, and actually, calmly and smartly drafted two QB’s, angered Favre since, in retirement, he wasn’t given final sign off authority on such a move, he swore revenge, and eventually burned his legacy (even if it was fallaciously written) . In the end, Steve Young like play for three out of sixteen years, after getting his second, third, and fourth chance from the Packers to make something of his career, does not offset the juvenility and revenge seeking of the last six years in the NFL, the three final years with the Packers and the three years afterward. If Rodgers follows the same path he will suffer the same fate regardless of what he has done the last four years on the field.

    I’m just reposting this because it deserves to be read again.

  104. realfootballfan says: Jan 10, 2012 11:27 AM

    Favre acted like an entitle diva at the end of his career, but Packer fans and some of the media ditzes have gone overboard.

    As many have pointed out, the NFL hasn’t been softer than this latest incarnation, culminating in this flag football season where Brees “broke” marino’s record while Brady and Rodgers put up Madden type numbers while playing glorified 7 on 7 games every week.

    Favre ressurected that franchise. Green Bay was a joke before he got there.. And while people are drooling all over Rodgers, it’s not his fault that the team wasted his similar prime, which you should compare Rodgers to, back in the late 90′s by hiring dopes like Ray Rhodes and Mike Sherman.

    People tend to forget that he was throwing 35+ TDs with minimal interceptions while throwing to Robert Brooks and Antonio Freeman.

    Rodgers is being compared to Favre in his latter years, which honestly you should compare Rodgers to in 10 years. I doubt he’ll still be playing at Favre’s level comparably when he gets there, nor is walking into a pretty good situation comparable to turning around a culture of 20+ years of losing for not just any franchise, but “the franchise.”

  105. marko959 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:30 AM

    1. Jennings is comparing Rodgers to an older Favre. But since he is a professional football player, I think he knows better than any of us.

    2. I like Rodgers better than Favre for this reason: I don’t have to worry as much that Rodgers will throw a dumb ass interception during the game, which saves me from screaming at the TV.

    3. I don’t like Favre. But he gave as some pretty great years in 1995-97, and in 2007. If Holmgren would have stayed on, I’m convinced his play would have been much better during the 1999-2005 years. Unfortunately, Mike Sherman refused to give him the tough love Holmgren gave him and created a monster by coddling him.

  106. nineroutsider says: Jan 10, 2012 11:33 AM

    I have never seen a QB play as well as Rodgers has over the last few years. It’s like he was created on Madden and given 99 for every attribute; name a tool he doesn’t have! If he keeps this up for the majority of his career, he will go down as the best ever. Period.

    Farve was too different to compare to Rodgers and a great QB in his own right. Farve won one, Rodgers won one so GB fans don’t need to get into comparisons just enjoy what you have while you have it. Farve did a lot for GB, when that team was long forgotten about, so don’t forget to respect the past.

  107. thedisbackindtown says: Jan 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    Favre truly doesn t care what any of you so called Packer fans think! It is the real deal Packer fans… then ones through the 70s, 80s, and early 90s are the ones he truly cares about. Its the guys that know what its like to be a True fan. The ones that were there during some adversity! You sorry excuse for Packer fans consider the Favre years adversity!!! You are ridiculous! You are not true fans…you are the “typical” fan. Anyone that can say Favre cares that Aaron Rodgers is winning and playing well obviously are not living in the real world. Brett has every record in the NFL? Has the respect of any player and coach in the game? Do you really think he cares about the “bandwagon” “ignorant”, “jonnycomelately”, “uneducated” fan has to say? No he has 100 million reasons not to care! Get a clue!

  108. flapjackdaddy says: Jan 10, 2012 11:41 AM

    …at NOT texting pictures of his garbage to others.

  109. glac1 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:43 AM

    I can think of 31 other franchises that would like to have this debate. Aren’t we Packer fans lucky that both played or play for us!

  110. smackingfools says: Jan 10, 2012 11:44 AM

    Rodgers benefits from the ‘new NFL’ Jennings never played with Favre when he was Rodger’s age. Flynn threw for 6 td’s the last game in that same offense so I’m thinking that has a little to do with it.

  111. packerbadger says: Jan 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    Favre was my favorite all time player until the drama of his last three yrs. If he would have retired the first time and stayed retired, he may have gone down as one of the best all time qb’s in history; and already had his number retired and his name on the ring of fame at Lambeau.

  112. nebster21 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:47 AM

    I seem to forget. Was Jennings catch balls from Favre when he was 16?

    Oh wait So Jennings was catching a ball from a 36 year old and comparing it to catching a ball from a 28 year old.

    So Jennings who is better? Rodgers or Flynn? Because Flynn SMOKED Rodgers 6 touchdowns. 480 yards.

    Come on man.

  113. blasterpastor says: Jan 10, 2012 11:52 AM

    Isn’t it a bit early to be comparing Rogers & Favre? When Rogers has:

    11x Pro Bowl
    3x First Team Pro Bowl
    3x NFL MVP
    5x NFC Player of the Year
    2x NFC Champion
    Super Bowl Champion
    NFL All Decade Team

    then, come back and talk to me!

  114. boothlustig says: Jan 10, 2012 11:57 AM

    Jennings says:

    Favre at 37 in 2007 Jennings in ’07

    advantage: Push

  115. locuno1 says: Jan 10, 2012 11:59 AM

    Drew Brees > Rodgers

  116. boothlustig says: Jan 10, 2012 12:00 PM

    sorry…I hate html.

    Jennings says Rodgers at 27 in 2011 is better than Favre at 37 in 2007.

    Favre should say ‘Jennings in 2011 is better than Jennings in ’07′

    Advantage: push

  117. starderup says: Jan 10, 2012 12:11 PM

    Favre’s record number of retirements is the only one that’s safe.

  118. scytherius says: Jan 10, 2012 12:15 PM

    Say it with me … “well, duh”.

  119. rajbais says: Jan 10, 2012 12:16 PM

    Agreed!!! Look at Favre’s turnovers!!!!

    I remember when there were people wondering if Brett what’s the best quarterback of all time just because he broke Dan Marino’s career touchdown pass record!!!

    That was disrespectful to a true legend!!!

  120. pastabelly says: Jan 10, 2012 12:19 PM

    The quarterbacks of the past decade who can make the test of time argument include Brady, Manning, and Favre. We know one thing for sure and that is that Tom Brady may not be done and may have another five years at his present level. This is Rodgers first really off the charts season. Time will tell. It hasn’t yet. It is interesting that when Rodgers didn’t have Jennings, he had a poor game in the Packers only loss. It will be very interesting to see how Rodgers does this weekend against the all of the sudden healthy and strong Giants defense.

  121. warriorsonthegrid says: Jan 10, 2012 12:20 PM

    When Brett was playing at his MVP levels Greg Jennings was still wetting his bed …so How could he know since he played with a 39 year old QB in Favre ..when Aaron Rodgers is 40 he will long gone.

  122. kenudo says: Jan 10, 2012 12:22 PM

    Exactly what boothlustig said. Jennings played with an old Favre and with a young Rodgers in his prime. Rodgers also throws to Jennings more often than Favre did so that’s a source for bias right there.

  123. bradwins says: Jan 10, 2012 12:25 PM

    I think it is sad how many people have bought the lie told by the media that Favre was a good QB at any point in his career. Favre was a liability at QB. For every positive thing he did for his team, he did at least one thing to hurt his team, if not more. He holds some longevity-based records because he refused to walk away when he was finished and because he played with complete disregard for him team’s chances of winning (you could throw for a lot of yards and TDs, too, if you were never deterred by whether your throws would be caught be your team or the other team).

  124. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:26 PM

    Oh noes you di’int !

    Lord Farve is going to come for you now Jennings. Better watch your back when he pulls up in his pickup with the shotguns in the rack.

  125. mufansince72 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    “Listen to the MORONS on this site representing the Green and Gold. Are you going to boo Brett Favre when he returns to be inducted into your ring of honor? Your new school fan base is pathetic. ”

    What is funny is that Favre will go into the NFL Hall of Fame long befoe he goes into the ring of honor.

    I’m guessing Favre will not go in as long as Thompson and Rodgers are around. I for one hope both are around for another 10-12 years.

  126. matthewcarlson1 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:36 PM

    Packer fans are hilarious… Favre was their all-time hero but look how quickly they change their tune.

  127. slatetundra07 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:40 PM

    Why does the media ask such idiotic questions? Even if Rodgers was having a bad year…do you honestly think he’s going to throw his current teammate under the bus?! Ask the Falcons.

  128. itzhny says: Jan 10, 2012 12:42 PM

    Sad that some of you call yourselves packer fans. Brett Favre rocked it! Now Aaron is doing a great job. I am proud to have two AMAZING quarter backs. Flynn to be a free agent…

    Don’t forget why you are mad at Favre. It isnt because he sucked as a QB. Also, remember, this is their job. Do you really have a reason to be mad at him?

  129. khmer379 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:43 PM

    Until he play 20 years n win mutiple SB n can play at a high level at age 40 then you can crown him until then the verdict still out just keeping it real people

  130. MossMoon2Packers says: Jan 10, 2012 12:49 PM

    When will Packer fans stop taking it personally that Favre played for the Vikings? NFL players are hired mercenaries. A player owes loyalty to a team only insofar as he is under contract. When the Packers decided to anoint Rodgers as QB and pressured Favre to retire, it was to be expected that Favre (who could still play at a high level) would demand a trade (which he got, to the Jets). And it was also to be expected that Favre would seek to get a measure of revenge against Packer GM Thompson and HC McCarthy, if Favre was given that opportunity (which he got, when he signed with the Vikings in 2009). That’s life in modern-day pro sports, like it or not. Accept it and move on, Packer fans!

  131. holdthemayo123 says: Jan 10, 2012 12:51 PM

    I also thought Junior would end up being the home run king by a long stretch.. There’s still time to see what becomes of Rodgers’ career, but he is certainly on pace to be unequivocally better.

  132. kinggw says: Jan 10, 2012 12:59 PM

    Sterling Sharpe is better than Greg Jennings.

  133. bozosforall says: Jan 10, 2012 1:06 PM

    boiler72 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    Nothing will make me happier than seeing the Packers win a second Superbowl just to shove it in Farve’s face.
    ______________________________

    They don’t even need to. Gee – I wonder why Favre hasn’t even shown up yet to see anyone in GB? Because he looks like a sore loser idiot. Too funny.

    __
    Why would ANYONE (particularly a multi-millionaire who could go anywhere he chooses to go) want to go to that craphole of a place? The fact that he chooses to stay in Mississippi of all places over visiting Green Bay speaks volumes on how crappy that town is. You look like a whiny puss. Too funny.

  134. Little Earthquake says: Jan 10, 2012 1:19 PM

    thedisbackindtown says: Jan 10, 2012 8:49 AM

    twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 10, 2012 8:39 AM

    Nothing will make me happier than seeing the Packers win a second Superbowl just to shove it in Farve’s face.

    So this is what they call a true Packer fan?! This is one of the many reasons why Packer fans are completely annoying. Do you really think Brett Favre gives a rip how many times Aaron Rodgers takes the Packers to the Super Bowl. Do you really think the guy that broke every QB record in the book has anything to worry about with Aaron Rodgers? Ignorant fans that have not clue…Typical Packer Fan.

    ________

    Actually, he does give a rip, and his actions and words have shown it to be thus. Sit up and pay attention before you start calling out fans as “ignorant.”

  135. 12greaterthan4 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:23 PM

    I have to say that comparing Favre and Rodgers is a lot like comparing apples to oranges. I like them both, am glad that the great Green Bay Packers organization knows how to draft/trade for great QB’s. Most teams would love to have the argument about who wast the better qb with there team but most dont have 2-3 qb’s from the same team that are as great as Starr, Favre, and Rodgers. Take the bears for instance, who for the last 20+ years still are shaky at the position. I am glad the packers had both Rodgers and Favre !! To the people on here saying Green Bay is a crappy town, and that the fans of the packers are idiots, GFYS. jealousy speaks volumes about you…

  136. majikbullet says: Jan 10, 2012 1:28 PM

    Favre….

    522 TDs Passing and Rushing.
    476 Ints and Fumbles.

    How is he so great?

    You can’t compare their careers at this point, but no one in their right mind can say Favre ever played this well. Rodgers has no weakness, while Favre had several.

  137. earthtopft says: Jan 10, 2012 1:33 PM

    Favre has been out of the game for a year, and I’d still say it’s no worse than even between the two of them. I suppose if you pumped enough steroids and Viagra into the little Rudejerk, it could be an interesting contest. But he’s still be short with a high pitched voice.

  138. lanski5 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:35 PM

    Besides his superior game managment skills, Aaron delivers a much more catchable ball, compared to the fast balls Favre threw. Aaron probably won’t have the yardage stats Favre did when he retired, only because Rodgers may choose to leave the game sooner than Brett did, but Rodgers will be a SB Champion many times over, and that is the ultimate gauge of a quarterbacks success.

  139. glac1 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:41 PM

    Both great quarterbacks from a great organization…and Matt Flynn on the bench! How many teams have debates like this!

  140. TheDPR says: Jan 10, 2012 1:53 PM

    What lanski5 said. The NFL is about winning championships and Favre didn’t win any for the last fourteen years of his career. Rodgers has one already and looks nowhere near finished.

  141. chatham10 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:56 PM

    What a stupid question that some reporter ask him, let me see, you area wide receiver today and who is the qb? Another diva receiver would never harm his chances to catch more balls, I guess a wide receiver would pick Alex Smith over Young.

  142. sasquash20 says: Jan 10, 2012 2:21 PM

    First off these two guys played in different times. I think it is easier for a QB/WR to put up crazy numbers now then back in the 90′s. You can’t touch a QB, or a WR for that matter. The game today is geared for big passing numbers, which generate higher ratings, which generate more money.

    Favre was a great QB, maybe one of the greatest ever. He had a great career, one that lasted 20 seasons. There has never been a tougher QB. He won a SB and got to another with a good team. He took teams that had no business going to the playoffs to the playoffs. He is a 1st ballot HOFer.

    Rodgers looks to be a great QB. He has already won a SB, and has a legit chance to win a 2nd one this season. He is on a great offense and should continue to put up great numbers for seasons to come. He may end up a HOFer, but to be fair he doesn’t have enough of a body of work yet to say that for sure. I believe when he retires he will be a 1st ballot HOFer.

    Both great QBs but it is too early to fully and fairly compare the two.

    By the way Packers fans better hope Rodgers is great, because that defense is not playing anywhere near the way they played last season.

  143. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 10, 2012 3:05 PM

    stellarperformance says:
    Jan 10, 2012 10:03 AM
    As a non-Packer fan, all you know about it is what you read in USA Today.

    As opposed to what, somebody like you who has been manipulated by the local Wisconsin media into hating Favre? The local media was on Thompson’s side since day one, and slanted every story that way. Of course they had to be, the Packers are the bread and butter for any local media outlet. It is what sells Newspapers and gets ratings. They need to access so the last thing they are going to do is tick off the current management. You are the epitome of the local sheep in Wisconsin who has been conditioned into hating Favre by the local media and the negative PR campaign orchestrated by the guy Thompson hired who lied to the world about WMDs.

  144. toolkien says: Jan 10, 2012 3:07 PM

    Both great quarterbacks from a great organization…and Matt Flynn on the bench! How many teams have debates like this!
    ——————————–
    And had had Brunell and Hasselbeck who are both still in the league and went to three championship games and a one Super Bowl between the two. Matt Flynn going down to Holmgren’s Browns would be a fitting closing of a circle.

  145. captaintriumph says: Jan 10, 2012 3:45 PM

    Wow the Packers are really on their high-horse. What Jennings conveniently forgets is that just 2 short years ago, at age 40, Favre destroyed the Packers twice. Absolutely torched them in two blow-out victories. And he did it without any good receivers. And he would have won the Super Bowl if not for the un-flagged cheap shots and all the terrible calls in overtime (which prompted the rule change).

  146. trapshoot says: Jan 10, 2012 6:47 PM

    As a long time Packer fan (and stockholder) I had serious reservations about Rodgers when he was drafted and even more when Farve departed. Must admit I was very,very wrong. At this point Rodgers Is a better player than Favre. He makes better decisions, is more consistent, and seems to be more of a team player.

    Favre was great, no point about it. Rodgers is at leastas great and, if he holds up, will be much greater.

  147. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 10, 2012 9:48 PM

    What people never seem to get about Green Bay and Green Bay fans – personal character matters. A lot. Why do you think the packers pick so many guys in later rounds and guys you have never heard of – because they are looking for good character guys they can develop and keep around for awhile instead of the latest flash of the moment who knows he’s “It” and will act like it, too.

    Yes, Favre was great for a time but then he started to show his true self – the selfish, me-first/team last attitude, the self-delusions of grandeur, the dishonesty. And then later we found out he was so much less than that even. And so, Favre will be forever stained.

    There will never be a blind Favre backer in WI again and there are some who will never forgive him for his Diva antics. People will always say, “He did great things with the Pack but….” There will always be that “But”.

    Other than Hater fans – and I don’t even blame most because everyone has their faves – have you ever heard anyone at all ever have anything negative to say about Rodgers? I’ve never heard anyone talk about a bad attitude, or laziness, or anything but a modest, down to earth guy working his ass off to be the best he can be and inspiring the same in others. Sure, he’s kinda dorky, but who wouldn’t want to have a beer/burger with him?

    That is a huge, huge deal in WI.

    RE: win the Superbowl so Favre can eat it — best headline I saw last year about the win, was a newspaper across the state who plastered a big picture on the front page of Rodgers hoisting the trophy and in Packers font and colors wrote: #4

  148. dafc0n says: Jan 10, 2012 9:48 PM

    The most important lesson Aaron rogers learned from watching Farve for three years, was how NOT to throw the ” STUPID” pass !!!!!!!!!

  149. justafanofitall says: Jan 11, 2012 9:21 AM

    Everyone mentions Brett’s INT’s….but how soon we forget he never really had more than one great receiver to throw to in one season. Aaron has at least 7. Tell me who doesn’t have to force the issue to win games. Brett was just so exciting to watch. There are not too many players these days that I get excited about watching.

  150. 1historian says: Jan 11, 2012 4:46 PM

    In his prime Favre was great. He was exciting, you could NEVER count him out and he was great press.

    But there is nothing as sad as a once-great athlete who stays on past his prime, and there was nothing as pathetic as Favre in his last few years when he had lost the speed off his fastball. He refused to admit (to himself) that he could no longer make those throws that he used to be able to make, and it cost his team twice – for the Pack in the 2008 playoffs against the Giants and for the Vikes in the 2010 playoffs against the Saints.

    Not to mention the annual retirement soap opera – once is ok, but ONLY once.

  151. roastbeefsandwich says: Jan 11, 2012 5:50 PM

    Why does everyone think Aaron is such a saint? By all personal accounts I’ve heard, he’s a complete ass to people.

    Gasp, celebrity people aren’t who we thought they were?

  152. rockashar says: Jan 11, 2012 6:27 PM

    Rodgers is great and Im a big fan of his and of the packers but in 4 head to head match ups between the two… Favre at age 40 and Rodgers in his prime….Favre won 2 …and with a broken ankle in Lambeau field really should have won the third (brutal officiating tipped it to Packers)

    Yes Aaron is the greatest today but hes a long way from surpassing Favre lifetime. Championships matter but they are only one component.

  153. bigjim50010 says: Jan 12, 2012 9:03 PM

    bottom line is if Favre didnt go to the Vikes….everything would be right with the world, he would still be deemed a Packer Icon by everyone and the debate v rodgers over who was the better QB would be shined off as a difference in eras.

    No one cared when he went to the Jets, most ppl watched the Jets to see farve…..but you dont go to a division rival and expect to be well liked, especially when favre #3 behind Lombardi and Starr in packer lore.

  154. golonger says: Jan 13, 2012 5:37 PM

    LOL…..this is funny…in 7 years,nobody is going to know who Rodgers is.

    Greg Jennings = moron

    ….enjoy getting beat by the Giants this weekend!

  155. bigjim50010 says: Jan 14, 2012 10:45 PM

    yeah…..like ppl never ever talk about trent Dilfer…..lord youre dumb

  156. blughst20 says: Jan 15, 2012 2:04 AM

    I’ve had the joy of being a Packer Fan through 3 great Quarterback eras. Starr, Favre, and now Rogers. Starr was efficent and firery. Favre was a boy wonder who loved to play. and now Rogers is efficent and popular.

    For me it has been a great ride with all three. Favre ended his career and any boy wonder does but that does not take away the afternoons I loved watching him play. Starr, the ultimate teamate was not as showy as the next two but his era didn’t call for it and Lombardi wouldn’t allow it. And Rogers is Rogers. I may not understand him but love to watch him play wth that casual intesity he exudes

  157. michflaguy says: Jan 16, 2012 2:51 PM

    And Jennings should know…he has now consistently dropped passes from 2 great QB’s. : – )

  158. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: Jan 16, 2012 3:46 PM

    Everyone still think Rodgers is ALREADY better than Favre?

    Rodgers= Product of their system. Just look what Matt Flynn did.

  159. spyder210 says: Jan 16, 2012 4:11 PM

    Rodgers is 28 and in his prime. A 28 year old Favre would have won that game yesterday. Played with a lot more emotion, desire, and heart. Hell, a 38 year old Favre at least took the Gmen to overtime! And that was in weather that was SIGNIFICANTLY worse to pass in.

  160. golonger says: Jan 16, 2012 10:25 PM

    Rodgers = Don Majkowski II (yeah, Packer fans…remember him???)

  161. tebow316 says: Jan 16, 2012 11:19 PM

    Favre is a legend
    Rodgers has a bad porn stache.

  162. retire4 says: Jan 26, 2012 11:17 AM

    Well Aaron like Brady when the system doesn’t work they don’t try to make anything happen for fear of making a mistake. Witness Rodgers against the Giants and Brady against the Jets last year. At least Favre has the balls to take the responsibility and try to make something happen by taking chances. Sometimes it worked and sometimes not but he takes the glory or the blame depending on the outcome. We are in a pass happy era when kids out of school or half ass qbs are putting up big numbers now, so stats don’t mean much these days.

    Aaron is a product of an easy time playing with the best play calling coach around with a team loaded with offensive talent and sat and watched and learned from the best for three years while most are thrown to the wolves to sink or swim. AR is a spoiled baby with esteem issues that whines if he isn’t perfect and that cost them the game against the Giants. Eli is better also.

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