Hey guys, sorry in advance if this has already been discussed, but when I checked Brett Favre's stats at ESPN.com, I noticed something interesting.
Brett Favre threw for 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 1992, his first year as a starter. In 2008, Tyler Thigpen threw for 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. They both averaged in the 6 range for yards (Favre for 6.9, Thigpen for 6.2).
However, Thigpen's completion percentage and passer rating are both lower (by 10% and 10 points, respectively). One could make the argument that the 1992 Packers were a significantly better football team than the 2008 Chiefs. It's a pretty good argument too (remember Sterling Sharpe?).
I was against Henne's benching, and i'm skeptical of Thigpen because he is inconsistent and inaccurate. But he's also young, and like Favre he's a gunslinger who likes to scramble and take risks. Maybe it's a coincidence, or maybe Thigpen with a playmaker like Brandon Marshall can take Miami on a playoff run.