Posted on: October 20, 2010 4:24 am
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Greatest Packer QB?

Who is the greatest Packer QB? A question that most people have recently answered with a quick "Brett Favre", but is he really? There was another QB in Green Bay that might have a claim to the title, Bart Starr. Both played for 16 years, both have been on championship teams, so let's compare some statistics of the two.


Bart Starr 1956-1971, 94-57-6 record

Attempts-3,149
Completions-1,808
Yards-24,718
Completion%-57.4
TDs-152
Int-138
QB Rating-80.5
Rushes-247
Yards-1,308
YPC-5.3
Fumbles-64

He was the 1966 NFL MVP.


Brett Favre 1992-2007, 160-93-0 record


Attempts-8,754
Completions-5,377
Yards-61,655
Completion%-61.4
TDs-442
Int-286
QB Rating-85.8
Rushes-555
Yards-1,786
YPC-3.2
Fumbles-147

He was the 1995-1997 NFL MVP.




Statistically, Favre dominates. Better completion percentage, better TD/Int ratio, more wins, more yards, etc. However, when it came to the playoffs, the picture changes.


Bart Starr

Playoff record 9-1
TDs-15
Int-3
MVP of the first two Super Bowls, 5 Championships

Brett Favre

Playoff record 12-10
TDs-39
Int-28
1 Championship


Here, Starr dominates. Better winning percentage, better TD/Int ratio, more championships.


So, the question is...who was the greatest Packer QB? A player that dominated statwise throughout the regular season and led his team to 1 championship, or a player that was at his best when it mattered most? Personally, I'll take the limited mistakes and 5 championships over the stats and 1 title.

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