Including Cutler, teams have gone through 376 starting quarterbacks — many starting for two or more teams — since Favre began his amazing streak.
"It's unbelievable. I'm trying to make it through my first full season, and this is my seventh year in the league," said the Jets' Chad Pennington, who will be New York's starter today against Favre and the Packers. "And here he is, in his 16th year, and he has played any number of games consecutively and not missed a start. It's just unfathomable to me; it just doesn't make any sense."
Pennington's record for most consecutive starts? Seventeen, from Nov. 12, 2003, to Nov. 7, 2004.
No. 2 on the consecutive-starts list is Peyton Manning. The Colts' quarterback will make his 140th consecutive start today, dating to the opening game of his rookie season in 1998.
Manning's streak is impressive, but he, too, is in awe of Favre.
"I've always said what Brett Favre has done, that's one of the great streaks in sports," Manning said. "Everybody talks about Cal Ripken and the (Johnny) Unitas touchdowns streak (47 games with a touchdown pass), and those are obviously great streaks. But what Brett Favre has done, in this game, it's really amazing."
The following list shows how many quarterbacks teams have used since Brett Favre began his starting streak.
New Orleans 16
NY Jets 14
St. Louis 14
San Diego 13
Tampa Bay 11
San Francisco 10
NY Giants 9
Kansas City 8
New England 7
Green Bay 1