Will The Green Bay Packers Win Long Term with Rodgers? Or Is It Brett Favre Part 2?

By John Radtke

I know what you’re thinking Packer fans. Another Favre hater placing the blame on Brett for what he did to divide Packer nation. I loved Brett Favre on the field. Off the field, maybe not so much. That’s another blog for another day. What I mean by being Favred again? Brett Favre in his hall of fame career went to two Super Bowls. Or are we doomed to repeat it with Rodgers? I will focus on the chances of Aaron Rodgers winning multiple Superbowls as quarterback of the Green Bay Packers.

First, let me take you back to the glory days of the late 90’s. We’ll skip the playoff games against the Dallas Cowboys. It’s 1997 and the Green Bay Packers are World Champions. Life is good. Packer fans rule the NFL world. We have the best quarterback, general manager, and coach in the NFL. Dreams of the Lombardi’s 1960’s Green Bay Packers play in the minds of Packer fans everywhere. This team is not only going to repeat, but three peat. The football experts think the Packers can. So, it must be true.

We flash forward to Super bowl XXXII against the Denver Broncos. Vegas has the Green Bay Packers as heavy favorites to win. The players and coaches are confident, loose, and ready to hoist another Lombardi trophy. Heck, I was ready to pop the champagne before the game even started. At the end of the game the champagne didn’t pop, it burst. We had been out coached, outplayed in every facet of the game. That’s all right Packer fans we still had the best quarterback, general manager, and coach in the NFL. We’ll win another Super bowl, right?

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3 Responses to “Will The Green Bay Packers Win Long Term with Rodgers? Or Is It Brett Favre Part 2?”

  1. Dale says:


    Your name is on the blog so you get the credit. If there is an NFL typist or proofreader who blew it talk to them; they’re making you look illiterate.

    For example, in the headline: “Or Is is Brett Favre Part 2?” That should be Is it.

    Then in the first paragraph: “Our we doomed to repeat it…” That should be Are we, not Our we. Really, you may be a very intelligent, knowledgeable guy. Or not. At any rate I quit reading and left this note after only reading that far.

    If you folks haven’t reached your salary cap let’s talk. You really need a proofreader.



  2. Matt Hartman says:

    Well if that 1998 NFC Championship game would have been played today, the Packers would have gotten another Super Bowl title! Jerry Rice clearly fumbled the ball! I couldn’t stand watching T.O. catching that game winning touchdown! But I do respect Steve Young. After that game, Mike Holmgren went to the Seattle Seahawks to be the head coach and general manager there. Had he stayed, it makes you wonder if the Packers would have returned to the Super Bowl, considering the Seahawks eventually made it, but lost to the Steelers. So I think, as long as Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy stay, there is a good chance the Packers will return. I honestly think they will be hungry enough to reach it again this year in New Orleans! Most of the people are the same other than Philbin. I hope they stress they need to get to the quarterback this year! They need a legitimate pass rusher besides Matthews since he was targeted. Nick Collins will return so hopefully, he can make an impact like he did in 2010. Perhaps they need Cullen Jenkins back?

    • Matt Hartman says:

      Whoops! I just checked that game between the 49ers and Packers and it was the wildcard game during the 1998-99 NFL playoffs! Sorry about that! I still think, however, there was still a chance the Packers could’ve returned to the Super Bowl that year.