Brett Favre, Shut Up! Aaron Rodgers Is the Packers Quarterback

Aaron McKinneyCorrespondent IIIOctober 6, 2011

DETROIT, MI - DECEMBER 13:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings talks to the media after the game against the New York Giants at Ford Field on December 13, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. The Giants defeated the Vikings 21-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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When will Brett Favre shut up? Apparently not anytime soon.

What is his problem with Aaron Rodgers? Don't even begin to think Brett is satisfied with his standing. He can see Rodgers winning more with his old team than he did. He says he can't believe Rodgers didn't win before he did. What is that supposed to mean? Right now, it can easily be argued that Rodgers is the best quarterback in the league. Dan Marino was the best quarterback in the league. He never won a Super Bowl. John Elway never won until he got Mike Shanahan.

It took Rodgers a while to get a better defense coaching staff. It took him some time to get better. Favre won his first Super Bowl after the 1997 season. He was drafted in 1991. So, it took him seven years to win his only Super Bowl. Rodgers took six years. I'd say that's comparable.

Did Brett have any Hall of Fame stars on offense? No. He had Robert Brooks, Antonio Freeman, Mark Chmura and Dorsey Levens. Who does Rodgers have? Greg Jennings, Donald Driver, Jordy Nelson, James Jones, JerMichael Finley, Ryan Grant and James Starks. That's not really a Hall of Fame group.

That may change, but right now, there are a few really good players there.

Brett did have a Hall of Fame defensive lineman in Reggie White. He had what will be a Hall of Fame coach in Mike Holmgren. He played against a not-so-stellar opponent in the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.  Rodgers played against an incredible Steeler defense in the Super Bowl. 

Aaron Rodgers is also a very smart quarterback. He's very athletic, but he's not the most athletic quarterback in the league. Conversely, Brett Favre was not the smartest quarterback in the league. He was, however, one of the most athletic quarterbacks. Just look at where they went to school. Do you think Brett could get into the University of California? Sounds doubtful to me. I bet Rodgers could get into Southern Mississippi.

When Brett saw the writing on the wall in Green Bay he refused to go to a team where he would have to learn a new offense. Just go with the Wonderlic. Rodgers scored a very respectable 35. Brett scored a below average 22.

So, why is Brett making waves?

I'll tell you why. He's completely out of the spotlight for the first time in his life. Making comments like this are the only way, other than coming back and playing again, to get himself back in the spotlight. Let's face it, he's done playing, so running his mouth with a microphone in this way can be effective. He can also see the possibility Rodgers will break some of his records and win more Super Bowls.

By the way, do you know what Rodgers' reaction was? He said the comments don't bother him. Smart answer. That's how smart he is and Brett needs to realize his time is over.