However, in regard to the original post, did Brett Favre become known for late game comebacks in his earlier years with the Packers?
Favre did have 30 come-from-behind wins, yet I never thought of Favre as clutch. I believe he was known equally for late-game failures and choking as comebacks. Even in his successful years, '96-'97, the Packers ran away with their wins. In the '98 Super Bowl, didn't Holmgren famously "let" the Broncos score to get the ball back late and Favre failed to win the game?
Here's some all-time lists, some surprising names (Kerry Collins!):
And in the playoffs:
1. Brady 7
2. Elway 6
3. Eli, Montana 5
5. Bradshaw, Marino 4
1. Montana 5
2. Bradshaw, Brady, Elway, Eli 4
It would be interesting to see statistics about the number of opportunities a QB had to win at the end of the game and how often he was successful...
The guy least mentioned here is Brady. Easy to forget that Eli's two Super Bowl drives came in 4th Quarter duels against a guy with a very strong claim to being the best clutch QB himself.
As far as Staubach, may be a case of that Cowboy hype striking again. The guys had fewer comebacks than titans of the game like Jay Schroeder and Neil O'Donnell.