Quin: I think you answered your own question about where Brett Favre will rank when you described him as a gambler. I don’t know where he ranks in career interceptions, but I’m guessing he threw a lot more of them than any of the other top tier quarterbacks you list. He was probably as gritty and competitive as many of them combined, but in the end he was like the fastballer who liked to challenge the best hitters with a heater right down the middle of the plate. Sometimes you win and sometimes the other guy hits it out of the park.
For the life of me, though, I can’t understand why you would rank fellow Louisianan Terry Bradshaw in some lower tier. His four Super Bowl wins alone qualify him as top of the heap. He was tough and stout and always at his best in the biggest games. He didn’t have to roll up big numbers to prove his point. If we were to go by that criterion, Dan Fouts would be number one.