NFC North: Incumbent Aaron Rodgers Upstaged by 39-Year-Old Newcomer?

Aedrien MacayleContributor IMay 10, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - MARCH 06: Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers announces his retirement at a press conference on March 6, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

In a strange twist of fate, the ghost of Brett Favre refuses to cease its haunting of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

In other news, Rodgers may have the most stable situation of any quarterback in the division.

Detroit welcomes the first overall pick in the 2009 draft (University of Georgia QB Matthew Stafford) to eventually take over for Daunte Culpepper, who has yet to have any success with the Lions.

The Chicago Bears finally have a good quarterback in Jay Cutler, but questions abound regarding how he will translate to his new team and to whom he will throw.

And then, we come to the Minnesota Vikings and the old man.  Brett Favre was and still is a legend in the NFL, and especially in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Aaron Rodgers was drafted by the Green Bay Packers while Favre was still entrenched as the beloved starting quarterback for the Packers. 

When Favre finally left the team Rodgers inherited the job, as well as the impossible standard set by the folk hero that Brett Favre had become there.  Now it seems that Favre just might be a player in the NFC North once again, with rumors of his potential to join the Minnesota Vikings.

In the NFL, as in life, it often seems that the only constant is change.  However, my question is this:

If Brett Favre plays for the Vikings, is that change or not?  Is suppose it depends on your perspective.