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Favre's longevity, durability set him apart

Was Brett Favre the greatest quarterback of all time? There's no simple answer, but the Packers' legend clearly has a special place in history.

Originally Published: March 5, 2008
By Aaron Schatz | Football Outsiders.com

Was Brett Favre the greatest quarterback in NFL history? Yes -- and no.

Your opinion depends on what it means to be the "greatest of all time." Are we talking about the quarterback who had the greatest four- to five-year peak, during which he dominated the game? Or are we talking about the quarterback who gave his team the most value over an entire career? Most of the time, when we talk about the greatest players ever, we sort of fudge the question, not judging on either criterion ...

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