McMahon: no way in hell.
Former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf and I will respectfully disagree on this one. Wolf told the Press Gazette he believes Brett Favre is the greatest player to ever play for the Packers.
To me, Brett Favre and I are like connected at the hips. I feel strong loyalty to Brett Favre. When I got here, Don Huston was the greatest player ever to play for the Green Bay Packers. I think everybody will tell you now, the greatest player ever to play for the Packers is Brett Favre. That’s his legacy.
Certainly Favre is among the greatest Packers of all time. In fact, he’s probably in the top three and definitely in the top five.
That being said, Hutson is still the greatest player in Packers history, if not NFL history. He dominated his era like no one else and changed the way the game was played.
His statistics are far superior to Favre’s when compared to those who played the same position in their day. Hutson was in a league of his own when compared to his peers. Favre was merely among the great quarterbacks of his day.
That’s not even getting into the number of championships.
Where we will get into the number of championships is when we suggest Favre isn’t even the best quarterback in Packers history. That honor belongs to Bart Starr. Obviously, Starr doesn’t have the gaudy numbers Favre does. What he does have is five NFL championships.
Lastly, when rating the greatest Packers in history, you also have to take a long look at the accomplishments of Tony Canadeo and Ray Nitschke when ranking the top five. Is Favre a greater Packer than those two guys?
Open for debate.