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Aaron Rodgers Breaking Brett Favre’s Records is Preposterous

Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers

On Friday we told you about the latest Brett Favre PR salvo. He’s proud of Aaron Rodgers, thinks Aaron Rodgers will break most of his records, blah, blah, blah.

Does Brett Favre believe any of this? We highly doubt it. In our minds, it’s just the latest transparent attempt by Favre at getting back in the Green Bay Packers‘ (and fans’) good graces.

Why don’t we think he believes it? Because the thought is preposterous if you actually take a look at the numbers.

Let’s look at the big categories.

Passing yards
Favre: 71,838
Rodgers: 21,661
Difference: 50,177

Favre: 508
Rodgers: 171
Difference: 337

Favre: 186
Rodgers: 52
Difference: 134

Rodgers will be 30 this season. Let’s be somewhat realistic and say he plays until he’s 38. That gives Rodgers nine more seasons to pile up stats.

That means he’ll need to average the following over those nine seasons to catch Favre.

Passing yards: 5,575.2
Touchdowns: 37.4
Wins: 14.9

So, passing yards and wins are clearly out of the question. The one category where Rodgers maybe has a shot is in touchdowns. He threw for 39 last season and 45 the year before.

Still, averaging more than 37 touchdowns for NINE more seasons seems like a pie in the sky goal.

Also, consider Rodgers is under contract for only seven more seasons. There’s a good chance he’ll hang it up when his current mega-deal runs out. That makes surpassing Favre’s records an almost certain impossibility.

The one place Rodgers can and hopefully will surpass Favre is in Super Bowl wins. He only needs one more of those, after all.

What’s the point to all this nonsense?

Well, it tells us one of two things. Favre is either, A. stupid, or B. a phony.

Which one do you think it is?

Monty McMahon

Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.



  1. mike June 15, 2013

    My vote is that he’s a stupid phony. YOLO!!!

  2. the real russ letlow June 15, 2013

    both A & B……. its a trick question

  3. Tequila June 15, 2013

    A stupid phony.

  4. therealChuckywasCecil June 15, 2013

    C. all of the above

  5. E. Wolf June 15, 2013

    He’s not dumb. Yankees and left coast types are suckered by his southern droll. The guy is actually very bright, very cunning. HIs stupidity comes from COMPULSION (compulsion to throw dumb pics at inpportune times, as well as sexual compulsion, who know what else.) The guy has an addictive personality, which can be a good thing and a bad thing. He was able to channel that into a hall of fame career.
    So, it is clearly B.
    Here’s a question for the nutlickers in our midst. How can any reconcilation take place when he is obviously less than sincere?

    1. Abe Frohman June 17, 2013

      All people care about now days is the appearance of sincerity.

  6. Rkom June 15, 2013

    My God!
    The first thing i thought when i read this byline on other sites was – “what total BS from Favre”
    Do the math in your head without research! Favre’s records are practically untouchable. Anyone should be able to see through this guy and his double speak..

    Good to see Total Packers calling it like it really is…. As usual!

  7. Gary Arndt June 15, 2013

    If you just look at Packer records and not NFL records, it might be possible.

    The team record for career passing yards is 61,655.
    The team record for career touchdowns is 442.

    If Rodgers avoids major injuries and retires as a Packer, he could very well break the team records.

    1. Monty McMahon June 15, 2013

      Yardage-wise, that’s still over 4,400 yards per season for nine seasons. Unlikely.

      Realistically, Rodgers is hamstrung because he sat on the bench at the start of his career for several seasons.

  8. Rkom June 15, 2013

    I agree with E Wolf
    When Favre talks this fake crap, should we reconcile for real or fake make up and kiss because it looks good and it conviently sweeps the past under the rug – like he wants?

  9. Rkom June 15, 2013

    Nice spelling on my part.
    Ahhh… What do i care about Favre the traitor or my typing skills?
    I’m drunk watching the us open.
    Go Phil.
    Go Stricker!

  10. Iltarion June 15, 2013

    Gary beat me to it.

    If Brett is talking Packer records, A-Rodge does have a shot.

  11. Mike R June 15, 2013

    I would definitely not call Favre smart. A smart person would not have done what he did after leaving the Packers. Among 20 other reasons to not handle it like he did, it was a horrible business move. Just because he worked his way over to the Vikings doesn’t mean he is smart. Pretty simple actually how it worked out, which I am sure he had much help from his douche agent. He was a hell of football player and that is where it stops. Bad guy fucking around on his wife with cancer, phony for not only this, but also selling himself as the regular guy just playing football, and also for the reasons stated above, not smart.

  12. Mike R June 15, 2013

    Oh, and 1 more super bowl ring from A-Rodge, no doubt leaves Rodgers and Starr in a class by themselves for the all-time greatest Packers QBs.

    1. E. Wolf June 15, 2013


  13. Chad Lundberg June 16, 2013

    Brett Favre wearing a purple uniform is all I need to know. Fuck him and his stupid ass. What he did was unforgivable. I’ll never be able to think of him in green and gold first, now there will always be that purple stain on his image, every time I think of him.

  14. Andy June 16, 2013

    Rodgers will have to get his act together to beat that other brett favre record – most interceptions. It takes a lot of skill to throw 5 against the lions but he some how managed

    1. john June 17, 2013

      Grow up. Favre brought the Pack back from oblivion and entertained all of of true pack fans for many years.

      All you guys can do is maintain a silly grudge??

  15. Stubbyduck June 16, 2013

    It clearly shows us that Favre is the superior quarterback and that the Pack was damn lucky to have him!! Glad he is coming home.

  16. bob at 81 June 16, 2013

    packer fan all my life. u are sour grapes – hadle, manning, Montana, and more moved on. if he had the cast rogers has u can only guess how many rings he would have- so he went purple, that is what your mouth should look like with your foul words. he has the records, u have no sense of packer pride.

  17. Mike R June 16, 2013

    Let’s wait a couple more years to say who is superior or not. Favre does and will always have his stats. The amount of years he was able to stay healthy and be competitive is amazing, and Rodgers won’t touch that. Although, at the age of 30, Rodgers already accomplished things that Favre never did. First being leading his team through the playoffs with dominating performances. Against the #1 ranked Falcons in Atlanta. His performance in the super bowl. Take away the dozen drops his receivers had in that game, and he crushes the single game passing records for the super bowls. Favre never dominated in games like this, in fact it was the opposite. He lost more playoff games for the Packers then he won. Take a look back at his career playoff games, and you’ll see that is the case. All we have to do is get in the playoffs, and Rodgers will always give us a shot to win. I clearly remember every playoff game with Favre, praying he wasn’t going to do something stupid. Second, is handling himself with dignity at all times. You think if the roles were reversed, Favre would be encouraging people to welcome Rodgers back into the Packers family? Fuck no. Rodgers sees the big picture, Favre never did and doesn’t. The brain capacity of those two QB’s in not even in the same universe. Give me Rodgers any day of the week, and twice on Sunday. Again, fuck Brent and let the Vikings retire his number.

    1. Savage57 June 17, 2013

      I like AR as much as anybody, but I seem to remember playoff games against the Giants and 49ers where AR didn’t give the Packers anymore of a shot to win than any other QB might have.

      And as to revisionist history, take away Bawoeh Jue and 4th and 26, and maybe Favre is sporting another ring.

      1. Mike R June 17, 2013

        You mean the same game when the 4th and 26 play allowed it to go to overtime, and Favre promptly threw an interception on the 1st drive? People forget that.

        Yes Rodgers is not lights out every game, but he has never last games for us like Favre.

  18. James Bennett June 16, 2013

    What difference does it make? Two sensational Green Bay QBs with great numbers and icons all Packers fans should be proud of and feel blessed to have in their present and their past. No negative comments will come from my corner about either one of them. Period.

  19. FITZCORE1252 June 16, 2013

    Trent. Blarb.

  20. Apeshit June 16, 2013

    You can’t teach stupid! I loved Favre as much as anyone but the one reason AR is superior is his refusal to turn the ball over. A quality Farve never mastered and was only occasionally able to avoid in big games. Rodgers needs another ring and he’s more superior in my book… Stat records are for baseball fans.

  21. icebowl June 17, 2013

    All good reasons ….

    “Barring any injury, he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games (played).”…..

    336 Ints. in 302 career games is gonna be hard to best….

    Note : ARodg is at 46 after 85 games….

    Herr Wolf – let me know when you get that site up….

    1. David June 17, 2013

      Yeah I was thinking… there was one stat Rodgers isn’t going to break for sure.

  22. stephen June 24, 2013

    Pretty much the only thing holding back Rodgers from breaking those records is the fact he did not play until his 4th season. Even then Rodgers was 24 and a half. Not bad. But three seasons is about 84 touchdowns (Averaging 28 a year, the number he got in his first year) plus or minus a few. We will never know how much sitting on the bench helped him. Rodgers said it did, but we don’t know if it would have affected his stats in the short or long run. The only way to get Favre numbers is to start immediately after being drafted and play as many years in a row as Favre did. Favre didn’t really get going until he got traded, but that was not very long into this career. However, this is very unlikely to ever happen gain.

    Still, I think this is a good analysis because it shows how misleading stats are. If Favre would have retired after 2007-2008, I think he was regarded as one of the best ever if not the best even after that awful pic. But he threw another costly pick against the Saints (Even though AP’s three fumbles were to blame as well) when it should just never have happened. There was just too many times where his team would have been better off had he simply just not threw the ball (or played).

    2003. Eagles. 4th and 26. Terrible defense yet it goes to over time. People forget the packers defense held the eagles in over time to give the offense another chance. Favre then throws the worst pass ever. I think it is easily his worst of his career. No chance ofr Fergeson. It was laughable and embarrasing how easy a catch it was for All pro brian dawkins. The packers could have won and played against a beatable Panthers team in the NFC Champtionship game.

    2008. Terrible pass to Donald Driver in NFC Championship game. Whats worse is Favre was under no immediate pressure and it was only 2nd down and Ryan Grant was in a check down spot. The packers were lucky to get to overtime still as there were other Favre turnovers during the game. The packers would have had a better chance to win the game if Favre never played!

    2010. Vikings. Goes without saying. Everyone saw this one. Again, Favre had room to run or throw it away as it was 3rd down and no reason to take a risk. Also, worse is they were well withing Longwells range.

    Had Favre simply not thrown the ball, he could have been in three more superbowls instead of one.

    The irony is that Favres dad was his highschool coach and never let Favre throw the ball. They were primarily a running team. Favres dad must have known something we didn’t back then. Maybe he new Favre was too much of a risk taker.

  23. Code man September 21, 2013

    Favre was the only reason the vikess were in that game, you make it sound like he lost it for them…as if he would have even been able to play the sb after the mugging he got