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For more than three decades, the Green Bay Packers have been fortunate enough not to have to worry about what they’re doing at the quarterback position — minus some off-the-field drama, of course. While other NFL teams have gone through dozens upon dozens of signal-callers in that time, the Packers have had Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers.

After spending his rookie year with the Atlanta Falcons, Favre was traded to Green Bay ahead of the 1992 season and took the starting job from Don Majkowski early in the campaign. The Southern Miss product was a Pro Bowler in five of his first six seasons with the Packers and also won three straight NFL MVPs during that stretch.

He also led the Packers to consecutive Super Bowl appearances following the 1996 and 1997 seasons, winning the first over Drew Bledsoe and the New England Patriots and losing the second to John Elway and the Denver Broncos.

In 2005, with Favre getting older, the Packers took Rodgers with the 24th pick in the NFL Draft. But No. 4 clearly wasn’t ready to retire and remained with the team for three more seasons. With Rodgers ready to take over, Favre was traded to the New York Jets ahead of the 2008 season.

Over the next 15 years, Rodgers won four NFL MVP awards and won a Super Bowl of his own following the 2010 season, just his third as a starter. But despite plenty of strong seasons and four NFC Championship Game appearances after getting his ring, Rodgers and the Packers never made it back to the Super Bowl.

Oddly enough, it seems Rodgers could also be on his way to the Jets. But even if he isn’t traded, one would think his days in Green Bay are over.

So with that in mind, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the tale of the tape between Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre, both in the regular season and the postseason.


Aaron Rodgers vs. Brett Favre: Who had the better stats and record with the Green Bay Packers?

Green Bay Packers quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre
(L-R) Aaron Rodgers; Brett Favre | Patrick McDermott/Getty Images; Focus on Sport/Getty Images

Let’s first take a look at the regular season. As you’ll see, the numbers are pretty similar for the two Packers legends. Rodgers has the edge in some categories, while Favre is ahead in others.

But before we get to it, it should be noted that all the stats you see below only pertain to what each did while wearing a Green Bay uniform. While this obviously doesn’t apply to Rodgers, it does to Favre, who spent time with the Minnesota Vikings following his short stint with the Jets.

With that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get after it.

Regular SeasonAaron RodgersBrett Favre
Record (Starter)147-75-1160-93
Win %.661.632
Pass Completions5,0015,377
Pass Attempts7,6608,754
Completion %65.3%61.4%
Passing Yards59,05561,655
Passing TD475442
Passer Rating103.685.8
Rush Attempts719555
Rush Yards3,4661,786
Rush TDs3513
All-Pro Selections56
Pro Bowl Selections109

As for the postseason, the numbers are pretty similar here as well.

PostseasonAaron RodgersBrett Favre
Record (Starter)11-1012-10
Win %.524.546
Pass Completions501438
Pass Attempts774721
Completion %64.7%60.7%
Passing Yards5,8945,311
Passing TD4539
Passer Rating100.185.2
Rush Attempts5651
Rush Yards28572
Rush TDs41
Super Bowl Appearances12
Super Bowl Wins11
Super Bowl MVPs10

So what do you think, folks? Of the two quarterbacks who’ve led the Green Bay Packers over the last 30 years, who was better — Aaron Rodgers or Brett Favre?


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