We all know that Aaron Rodgers is doing a good job so far, hell he might even turn into an elite QB. There are even some who think that he may become one of the greats. But that is all in the future. We have been fortunate in Green Bay to see some pretty good QB'ing in our franchise history. My question to all of you is, who do you think is the greatest one of all?
There are two obvious choices, Bart Starr and Brett Farve. There are some long shots, such as Lynn Dickey and Don Majikowski. There are even a few who should be just plain forgotten, Anthony Dilwig and Randy Wright come to mind.
Oh who am I kidding? It's really going to be a toss up between Farve and Starr, unless someone can make a really compelling argument for Dickey.
The case for Farve is pretty simple. We've all seen him play, and there is probably a large chunk of fans out there reading this who have only seen Brett Farve or Aaron Rodgers even throw a regular season pass for the Packers. Farve has written nearly every single passing record in NFL history. He's the first three time MVP. He's got the SB ring. Started every game for 16 years. Do I need to go on?
The case for Starr is something a bit different, maybe more subtle. Unless you are an old school fan, you probably didn't watch Starr play. Worse, if you are old enough you may remember his not so stellar cocahing career in GB. But there is an interesting argument to be had here.
First of all, he's a member of both the Packer and NFL HOF. He's got two Super Bowl rings to Farve's one. Hell, he's a major reason why we called that trophy today the Lombardi trophy. He's got the MVP from '66, He won MVP in both SB's he played in. He's got a 90% winning percentage in the playoffs. Finally, and maybe the most compelling argument for Starr, he's won the most championships of any QB in NFL history (7 counting the two SB wins).
My opinion? I guess I go Starr. Ultimately I believe the QB position is about winning. Both guys are winners, but Starr seemed to win more when it counted. That all said, I'll quickly admit that it's tough to compare guys from Starr's generation to today. Different rules, different game play styles, etc. Despite that I just found myself thinking about that this evening as I was reading Starr gush about Rodgers. Got me thinking about the greats to play the position, and wondering how these two in particular stacked up against each other in your opinions as well.