Last week I wrote a column for Bleacher Report titled “Aaron Rodgers Isn’t More Clutch Than Brett Favre, but He Will Be Soon.”
As the title suggests, I don’t deny Favre’s track record of late-game heroics: 45 career game-winning drives and 30 comeback wins, according to Pro-Football-Reference.com.
In the column, and you can read for yourself, I choose to define “clutch” in different way, and look at how well Rodgers does in specific situations, namely 1) versus the blitz, 2) on third downs, 3) in the playoffs and 4) in the red zone.
In a follow up to the column, I asked the fine folks at STATS for the career passer ratings for both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers in those defined situations. Without further comment, here they are for your viewing pleasure…
Aaron Rodgers career passer rating:
· Vs. the blitz: 108.6
· On third downs: 110.0
· In the playoffs: 105.5
· In the red zone: 106.3
Brett Favre career passer rating:
· Vs. the blitz: 80.5
· On third downs: 85.4
· In the playoffs: 86.3
· In the red zone: 93.3