The Green Bay Packers may have the most improbable and longest run of high-level quarterback play in NFL history. Brett Favre had an incredible 16-year run with the Packers that included three NFL MVP Awards, a Super Bowl win, and numerous passing records. When Green Bay decided to move on from him in favor of Aaron Rodgers, no one thought he would be able to live up to the standard Favre set.
How wrong they were! Rodgers’ own 15-year run as the Packers’ starter included four NFL MVP Awards, a Super Bowl win, and the breaking of many of Favre’s records. Similarly, no one thought that Jordan Love would be able to live up to the standard that Rodgers set. After all, when has a NFL franchise ever hit on a star quarterback three times in a row?
While it is too early to declare Love the third-consecutive Hall of Fame quarterback of the Packers, there is no doubt that he is their third straight franchise quarterback. He finished in the top-10 of multiple passing stats, including touchdowns (32-second), passing yards (4,159-seventh), and QBR (62.0-ninth).
Love’s accomplishments this season have been far greater than what many predicted. In a recent interview with TMZ, Favre praised the Packers’ new starting quarterback for accomplishing something that neither he nor Rodgers did in their first year starting.
Brett Favre Praises Jordan Love for Taking the Green Bay Packers to the NFL Playoffs
As many Packers fans are well aware, Love put up better numbers than either Favre or Rodgers in his first season as Green Bay’s starting quarterback:
In addition, Love is the first Packers quarterback to lead his team to the NFL Playoffs in his first year as the starter. Favre praised Love for this feat in a recent interview with TMZ:
“All I can say is wow. “Right now he’s playing as good as any quarterback in the league. “Dallas is going to be a tough opponent, but I’d hate to be the team that has to play the Packers in the playoffs.”
He also added a bit of advice for Love going into the Dallas game:
“You can only play in your first playoff game one time. Enjoy the moment.”
Both Favre and Rodgers led the Packers to the playoffs in their second year starting.