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Aug 23, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports


5. Aaron Rodgers or Bret Favre?


Oh, boy. Tough one. This is probably the most polarizing question among Packers fans. I really don’t see it as an “either or” type of thing though. The Packers are extremely fortunate to have two great quarterbacks like Favre and Rodgers right in a row. I see nothing wrong with appreciating them both.


Rodgers’ career numbers are unreal so far. His career passer rating of 105.6 is one of the best in NFL history, and more impressively, is his ability to protect the ball. In the past three seasons, he’s only thrown 15 interceptions (’11-’13). Compare this to the 91 touchdowns he’s thrown in this time and it really demonstrates how efficient he is with the ball.


Favre was the gunslinger. The last of a dying breed, so to speak. Favre was perhaps the most entertaining player to watch in team history, and despite all the interceptions, he made twice as many incredible plays on the field. Favre also had longevity, so he has that edge over Rodgers.


They’re both Super Bowl winners, MVPs, and elite quarterbacks during their time. You can’t go wrong with either one.