By Ed Baylor: Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre believes that the current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is on a path to break most of his records if he can stay healthy in the next 7-8 seasons. Favre was a huge star for the Packers for 16 years and taking them to a Super Bowl victory. Favre in an 11-time Pro Bowl player.
Favre said to SiriusXM NFL Radio “Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated, but I knew he was capable of that and that’s why they drafted him. Barring any injury he’ll shatter everything I ever did there except for maybe consecutive games.”
I think Favre is being too kind here. There’s little chance of Rodgers breaking any of Favre’s records with the Packers because Rodgers didn’t see much action in his first three seasons with the Packers after being drafted in the 1st round by them in 2005 from Cal Berkley.
Rodgers sat on the bench and watched Favre play until he left the team in 2008. There’s little chance that Rodgers will be able to stick around for another 10 years to try and break Favre’s records, which is probably what it will take for him to catch up to the numbers that Favre compiled in his 16 seasons with the Packers.
Right now, Rodgers has been a starter for 5 seasons for Green Bay, so for him to have a chance to break Favre’s records he would need to play for another 11 seasons because Favre was a starter from the first season he came to the Packers in 1992. Rodgers is talking about wanting to play another 8 years tops, and that’s obviously not going to be nearly enough to break Favre’s records even if he does stay healthy.
There’s a big question mark whether Rodgers will be able to stay healthy to even come close to Favre’s records with the Packers. Favre was a muscular guy with a strong build, and he could take the big hits that were put on him. In contrast, Rodgers is thin and not particularly strong and it’s doubtful he’s going to be able to take the punishing hits put on him as he hits his 30s.