Brett Favre is not the greatest quarterback of all time. He was a greedy player who didn’t know when to hang up his cleats. Just because he played for 20 years and has every passing record statistic in the NFL doesn’t mean he was the best. Jim Brown isn’t the all-time leading rusher in NFL history, but he is the best running back to ever play in the NFL.
Greatness is more important than stats, winning is what matters. There are six all-time great quarterbacks who have a better winning percentage than Brett Favre.
Clutch also matters when it comes to greatness, game winning drives, fourth quarter drives and not throwing interceptions when the game is on the line.
I’m not saying he wasn’t a great quarterback at all, I’m saying that calling him the greatest NFL quarterback of all time is a reach.
In this slide show, I will compare eight quarterback greats to Favre and I will explain why I believe each is better. Only one player on the list did not win a Super Bowl, Dan Marino.
Just because Brett Favre refused to retire when he should have, doesn’t mean that he’s better than some of the NFL greats.
The way that he treated Green Bay at the end of his career was just plain wrong.