But the ongoing deification of Brett Favre is ridiculous. As I’ve said before, Brett Favre is one of the more overrated QBs of all time–a first-ballot Hall of Famer, to be sure, and one of the toughest guys ever to play the position, sure, but way, way overrated. Brett Favre, as the following piece by Sal Paolantonio demonstrates, isn’t even the best Packer QB of all time, and it’s not even all that close.
He retired as the 15th-rated active quarterback. Now, I agree that the stats can be misleading, but he also retired with exactly as many Super Bowl victories as Ben Roethlisberger (who’ll get at least one more), Jim McMahon, and Trent Dilfer. But Paolantonio makes the point that for the final decade of his career, Brett Favre was, on average, average, and in the postseason, he was, arguably, sub-average.
But don’t argue with me; just read the article for yourself.