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What if Brett Favre Had Stayed with Packers?

Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers, what if

Well, who knows? That’s what this video by Dave Dameshek looks into — what if the Green Bay Packers had taken Brett Favre back when he unretired instead of shipping him to the New York Jets.

It suggests they would have instead shipped Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets, which would probably have us in a sad state of affairs right now.

On the flip side, there wouldn’t be lingering hatred and resentment for Favre.

We’ll take the present scenario, thanks.

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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.

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9 Comments

  1. E. Wolf October 22, 2015

    This video was done a long time ago and was never exactly prescient or on point.

  2. Skinny October 22, 2015

    Nah they weren’t trading Rodgers anywhere. Favre knew before the season that he was done as QB in GB after 07 no matter how well he played. All the other shit that happened that summer was just media fluff.

    1. Phatgzus October 22, 2015

      That and Ted Thompson doesn’t trade players, especially not QBs he drafted in the first round.

  3. Abe Frohman October 22, 2015

    I hate this “what if” crap. What if Favre didn’t throw that game against NY away and we won the super bowl (I was at the game)? Does he still come back? Or does he do an Elway and go out on top?

    How about what if the Packers never drafted Aaron Rodgers? It’s all pointless and stupid click bait.

  4. Cheese October 22, 2015

    This video was made several years ago. Either you’re terribly behind with the times, you’re scrounging for anything to post, or you just love rehashing shit about Brett Favre.

    And these pathetic what if scenarios are a waste of time, just like mock drafts, power rankings, fantasy football, and ncaa basketball brackets.

  5. Chad Lundberg October 22, 2015


    E. Wolf:

    This video was done a long time ago and was never exactly prescient or on point.

    Yes, I was wondering myself why in the world Monty has posted this 5 year old video. Pretty sure almost everyone has seen it by now. That being said, Dave Dameshek may be the only guy worth listening to, on the NFL Network/NFL.com. He’s a huge supporter of Aaron Rodgers, he was probably the first to say that he is the best QB in the game and that he could go down as the GOAT, despite being a hardcore Steelers fan.

  6. Deepsky October 23, 2015

    I agree that if Favre stayed, Rodgers would have been gone. Rodgers would not have been the starter in 2009 and would still have been somewhat unknown, but obviously a hot property. Teams would have looked at the 2007 Cowboys game where Favre threw two picks for an 8 QB rating and Rodgers came in and under the same conditions which crushed Favre, threw a TD and had a 104 QB rating.

    I think if Rodgers had hit free agency, I think he goes to the Vikings. In 2008 they had Gus Frerotte as QB and they had not drafted a QB in 2008 or 2009, so they were in dire need. Childress and Bevell are coaches, so they would have wanted a QB with WCO experience.

    Imagine the Vikings with Rodgers and Adrian Peterson against a Brian Brohm lead Packers in 2010.

  7. David October 23, 2015

    Haven’t seen this video and I’m going to keep it that way…. rave reviews aside.

    I’ve got a frightening thought. Aaron Rodger… as a Cowboy. One of the years that Romo stank it up (2008 or 2010 he’s injured), they get Aaron and it would be dynasty x2 right now. That would be sickening.

  8. icebowl October 23, 2015

    Summer rerun….