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Brett Favre and the Packers seem to be forming their own mutual admiration society these days, as the former quarterback continues his reconciliation with the team that made him a legend. Favre went so far as to say that Aaron Rodgers will ''shatter'' his many records. Rodgers is an exceptional quarterback, but he'll have a long way to go before catching Favre -- his later years may have been more drama than production, but Favre played at a high level for a very long time.

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We haven't talked about Brett Favre in a while (this is not a bad thing: there was a time where it seemed like all we talked about was Brett Favre), but it seems like the Packers are ready to embrace him again. Packers CEO and president Mark Murphy wants Favre ''back in the family,'' a sign that the relationship between the two sides may be thawing. It'd be odd for the Packers and Favre not to reconcile -- he's one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time, and he's tied to Green Bay inseperably. Would you put Favre in your top five quarterbacks? Submit your rankings!

NFL's greatest quarterbacks

Troy Aikman

Troy Aikman

Dallas Cowboys (1989-2000)
61.5% completion
32,942 yards
165 TD, 141 INT
94-71 W-L
3-0 Super Bowl record

Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh

Washington Redskins (1937-52)
56.5% completion
21,886 yards
187 TD, 203 INT
Played before SB era

Terry Bradshaw

Terry Bradshaw

Pittsburgh Steelers (1970-83)
51.9% completion
27,989 yards
210 TD, 210 INT
107-51 W-L
4-0 Super Bowl record

Tom Brady

Tom Brady

New England Patriots (2000-present)
63.7% completion
44,806 yards
334 TD, 123 INT
136-39 W-L
3-2 Super Bowl record

Drew Brees

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers (2001-2005)
New Orleans Saints (2006-present)
65.6% completion
45,919 yards
324 TD, 165 INT
99-70 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

John Elway

John Elway

Denver Broncos (1983-98)
56.9% completion
51,475 yards
300 TD, 226 INT
148-82-1
2-3 Super Bowl record

Brett Favre

Brett Favre

Atlanta Falcons (1991)
Green Bay Packers (1992-2007)
New York Jets (2008)
Minnesota Vikings (2009-2010)
62% completion
71,838 yards
508 TD, 336 INT
186-112 W-L
1-1 Super Bowl record

Dan Fouts

Dan Fouts

San Diego Chargers (1973-87)
58.8% completion
43,040 yards
254 TD, 242 INT
86-84-1 W-L

Otto Graham

Otto Graham

Cleveland Browns (1946-55)
55.8% completion
23,584 yards
174 TD, 135 INT
57-13-1 W-L
Played before SB Era

Bob Griese

Bob Griese

Miami Dolphins (1967-1980)
56.2% completion
25,092 yards
192 TD, 173 INT
92-56-3 W-L
2-1 Super Bowl record

Peyton Manning

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis Colts (1998-2011)
Denver Broncos (2012-present)
68.6% completion
59,487 yards
436 TD, 209 INT
139-67-0 W-L
1-1 Super Bowl record

Dan Marino

Dan Marino

Miami Dolphins (1983-99)
59.4% completion
61,361 yards
420 TD, 252 INT
147-93 W-L
0-1 Super Bowl record

Joe Montana

Joe Montana

San Francisco 49ers (1979-92)
Kansas City Chiefs (1993-94)
63.2% completion
40,551 yards
273 TD, 139 INT
117-47 W-L
4-0 Super Bowl record

Warren Moon

Warren Moon

Houston Oilers (1984-93)
Minnesota Vikings (1994-96)
Seattle Seahawks (1997-98)
Kansas City Chiefs (1999-2000)
58.4% completion
49,325 yards
291 TD, 233 INT
102-101 W-L

Joe Namath

Joe Namath

New York Jets (1965-76)
L.A. Rams (1977)
50.1% completion
27,633 yards
173 TD, 220 INT
62-63-4 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

Phil Simms

Phil Simms

New York Giants (1979-93)
55.4% completion
33,462 yards
199 TD, 157 INT
95-64 W-L
2-0 Super Bowl record

Bart Starr

Bart Starr

Green Bay Packers (1956-71)
57.4% completion
24,718 yards
152 TD, 138 INT
94-57-6 W-L
2-0 Super Bowl record

Roger Staubach

Roger Staubach

Dallas Cowboys (1969-79)
57% completion
22,700 yards
153 TD, 109 INT
85-29 W-L
2-2 Super Bowl record

Fran Tarkenton

Fran Tarkenton

Minnesota Vikings (1961-66; 1972-78)
New York Giants (1967-71)
57% completion
47,003 yards
342 TD, 266 INT
124-109-6 W-L
0-3 Super Bowl record

Johnny Unitas

Johnny Unitas

Baltimore Colts (1956-72)
San Diego Chargers (1973)
54.6% completion
40,239 yards
290 TD, 253 INT
118-64-4 W-L
1-1 Super Bowl record

Steve Young

Steve Young

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1985-86)
San Francisco 49ers (1987-99)
64.3% completion
33,124 yards
232 TD, 107 INT
94-49 W-L
1-0 Super Bowl record

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On Friday, "First Take" debated Brett Favre saying that he played with the Vikings in 2010 because "the money was too good." Stephen A. Smith has a total problem with Favre's statement, saying it was selfish and all about Favre, but Skip Bayless has a different tack. What's your take?

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It's all fun and games until Jim Irsay sends Adam Vinatieri, Dwight Freeney, Jeff Saturday and a plane to Mississippi. With suggestions abounding that Peyton Manning may not be ready to start the regular season, Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted over the weekend that he was in Brett Favre's hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss.


Take a left at Albuquerque?

"Brad,I'm in Hattiesburg...is it right or left at the Firechief?" -- Jim Irsay on Twitter (@JimIrsay)

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Who will hold the record?

If Favre stays retired, Manning needs just 110 touchdown passes to break his record. But is this slow recovery from neck surgery an indication that age may catch Manning first?

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Meeting of the masters?

Manning and Favre in the same city would be a collision of two of the all-time greats. All-time great quarterbacks, sure, but also all-time great commercial stars.

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2. Was trading Brett Favre the biggest blunder of all time?

Stop us if you've heard this before, but Brett Favre is retiring. All right, don't stop us because we're doing this anyway. Favre filed retirement papers with the NFL, which doesn't preclude another return. But going back to the beginning of his run, was trading a young Favre the biggest QB blunder of all time? Rank all-time QBs.

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