Enough with the "Will Brett Favre be a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers if he stayed?" question. It's moot. Flat out. Apples and Oranges.
I know what you're saying. The AFC East is a much tougher division than the NFC North. Favre's completing 70% of his own passes. The Jets have a chance at making the Super Bowl, right? Let me tell you something. There are several reasons why the Jets Packer comparison is moot and we can start with that whole "The AFC East has every team over .500" chestnut.
1. The AFC East has 8 winnable games.
They have a schedule that gives them half a season versus the AFC and NFC West, and while Arizona can be a challenge when Warner has his stride going, and if Denver has their shootout on (which hasn't happened much lately) they can get the duke, if this doesn't give you 6 wins? Your coach should be fired.
On the other hand? The Packers have the AFC and NFC South. The AFC South has two challenges and a third team that's dangerous at home. And the NFC South has been winning most of their winnable games. (Does that mean they are getting fat of the North? Perhaps. But there's only one gimme in the NFC North. Hi Detroit.)
By a comparison of scheduling by opponents records?
Green Bay 65-56
That's about 80 percentage points. Or a game or two in terms of real value. And both teams have pretty downy end of the season.
2. The Running Game.
Now while Ryan Grant has not been special like last year, he has been highly competent. But in comparison to the Jets? There has not been been much running done. The main guys have got about 4 yards per carry. The Jets? 4.6. And the Jets have 13 scores in comparison to the Packers 9. So what does this mean? The Jets quarterback just needs to be merely competent.
3. The Jets interior is highly superior.
In the back seven and the skill positions? The skill sets are roughly equal. But with the additions of Alan Faneca, Damien Woody, and Kris Jenkins? This team can dominate the ball on both sides of the line. And this means that when Favre is bad Brett? The Jets can still win games.
So what does it all mean? It means if the Packers decided to take Brett back? They would still struggle for consistency. They may be on the right side of .500, but then again? Bad Brett could have cost them versus Seattle or something.