Brett Favre: Disgustingly Overrated

Bare KnucksAnalyst IFebruary 2, 2009

Brett Favre—to some, a hero.  Others regard him as a legend.

You may hear he is one of the best quarterbacks to grace a football field. However, few people dare to blurt out the forbidden "O" word—OVERRATED.

Certainly, his record of 269 consecutive regular season starts, three Most Valuable Player awards, a Super Bowl ring, and a slew of other records are quite impressive. 

However, does Brett Favre truly deserve to have his name mentioned in the same sentence with all-time greats like Dan Marino, Joe Montana, John Elway, Steve Young, and Johnny Unitas? Absolutely not! Favre’s career football resume should not be anywhere close to those all-time greats.

Favre’s "magical" moments, brass-balls attitude, and child-like style of play are admirable and enjoyable to watch.  Contrary to what countless fans and analysts seem to accept, Favre's attributes do not make him a great QB.

Favre has played great football in his time—hence his three consecutive Most Valuable Player Awards (1995-97) and a Super Bowl win (1996).  The extent of No. 4's greatness came to a screeching halt after his third MVP season. Following the 1997 season,[Read more...]