Posted on: March 5, 2008 1:19 am
Edited on: May 16, 2008 3:33 am

Brett Favre: The End of an Era

Brett Favre. For many that name produces different emotions, from Joy to Anger, Awe to Envy, or Respect to Hatred. Personally, I believe Favre is One of the Best Quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL. I'd place him Easily in the Top 5, Most Likely in the Top 3, and might even be willing to give thought to The Best. However, I don't believe it is possible to compare quarterbacks from different Eras, but, I can confidently say Brett Favre was the Greatest Quarterback in His Era. No other Quarterback was as Great On and Off the field as Brett Favre. No other Player could play through adversity as well as he could, Throwing for 400 yards and 4 Touchdowns in the First Half the day after his Father Died. No other Player started every single game from 1992-2008. No Other player won 3 NFL MVP Awards in their Career, Favre won his in 3 Consecutive Seasons. No Other player threw more Touchdowns, Completed more passes, Won more games, or Attempted more Passes than Brett Favre. Although he also threw more interceptions than anyone else, It was his style, His wanting to make his team better, make plays, and ultimately his passion for the game that led him to do so. He took his team to 2 Super Bowls, and Won one. Amazingly, 40 of his 163 Career Wins came from 4th quarter or Overtime comebacks. That is Brett Favre's Era. Unfortunately, all Eras must, just as all good things must, come to an end. Favre's Era has just ended. I believe Brett was the Best Quarterback, by far, of his time. Was he the best of All-Time? I just can't compare different eras. The game has changed so much, so comparing statistics isn't very accurate. You could say Montana was better because of his 4 super bowls. However, that may not be true because the league could easily be identified as less competitive back then. You could Say Unitas, but then again, the Eras are just too Different, from frequent run offenses, to all-passing offenses, back to a balanced offense. It really depends on the Era. I just don't think there's a fair comparison. What we can definitely say is that Favre was a hell of a Quarterback and Leader. As for the Best of All-Time, that's up for debate.

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