Brett Favre says, at most, there are only 4 NFL QBs who have ever played better than Aaron Rodgers ... telling TMZ Sports the Packers star is a top-5 signal-caller of all time.
The Green Bay legend made the claim just days after Rodgers tied his Packers record for most passing TDs ... saying he thinks Aaron has just been that prolific in his 17-year career.
"You have to put Tom Brady and Joe Montana right at the top," Favre says. "And I think Aaron Rodgers falls in the top five."
"It's been a special run for me to be able to follow up a legend. Hopefully I can break that record at home on Christmas next week."Aaron Rodgers on tying Brett Favre for most TD passes in @Packers history | @ErinAndrews pic.twitter.com/h4ktLiliic— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 20, 2021
"It's been a special run for me to be able to follow up a legend. Hopefully I can break that record at home on Christmas next week."Aaron Rodgers on tying Brett Favre for most TD passes in @Packers history | @ErinAndrews pic.twitter.com/h4ktLiliic
Favre didn't elaborate on who the other two quarterbacks on the list would be ... but it's obviously high praise for Rodgers nonetheless.
A top-five ranking would mean Rodgers could be considered to be better than Peyton Manning, Drew Brees, Dan Marino, John Elway, Troy Aikman, and a bevy of other Hall of Famers.
"I think Aaron should be in the top five," Favre said. "If he quit today, he's a top five guy."
Rodgers' resume is certainly deserving of the honor, he has a Super Bowl ring, 3 MVP trophies and he's been selected to 10 Pro Bowls.
As for if he can add one more MVP award to the resume this season ... Favre says it's certainly possible, though he tells us an Indianapolis Colts star could ultimately take the honor from him.