A great line from “There’s Something About Mary” and it also applies to the 3-0 Packers.
Brett Favre is tied with Dan Marino at 420 career td passes. It’s not real surprising that he’s here, about to break this record. It seems, however, that stats don’t really matter as much with quarterbacks. To me, Favre’s legacy will be his consecutive start streak. That’s the one the blows you away. I once asked Cal Ripken to compare his streak to Favre’s. Cal said his run was special, but Favre’s was in a different category. Football is just so much more physical than baseball.
Whenever Favre retires, he will be put in that upper echelon of QB’s, maybe one notch below Montana and Elway. If he somehow managed to score another Super Bowl ring before he retires, then he jumps into that super-elite level. This brings us back, as always, to the one stat that defines quarterbacks, rings. Was Joe Namath great or was he great for one special season? Was Troy Aikman great or was he a strong part of a dominant Cowboys run where he got three rings? It’s the ultimate varible for quarterbacks. Maybe we put too much stock in Super Bowl titles, maybe not…but that is the way it is and likely how it will always be.