so opposite that their career YPA and INT % are almost identical
fun with stats
jake career INT % , YPA:
favre career INT %, YPA:
if anything jake is more gunslingery because he has a higher INT % and higher YPA amirite
Well, TBH, I enjoyed Favre's shtick. He's a good ol' boy, blue-collar type much like Jake, but I always thought that his personality in many ways made people rate him higher than they should. I hate how the term "gunslinger" was adopted by the NFL, and irrationally (imo) attributed to Favre. When I thought of true gunslingers back in the day, I thought of experts who didn't make mistakes, and Favre made plenty of them. In the NFL sense, Dan Marino and Dan Fouts were the gunslingers imo. I look at Favre's successor as more of a gunslinger than Favre ever was because Favre was too cavalier with the ball. So I was never able to reconcile the term with the carelessness.
In reference to Jake, I really believe that Jake was more careful with the ball, but he just didn't have Favre's talent or arm. I believe that Favre was a more accurate passer in real terms, but Favre's penchant for taking chances---just throwing the ball up for grabs in an effort to win, thinking he was Super Man or something---dropped certain stats of his down to Jake's level, more than Jake played up to Favre's level (if that makes sense). Moreover, Favre's attempts, completions and sheer yards stands for something---not to mention the ring.