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m0ef0e
01-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Brett Favre began his legendary career in the NFL as an Atlanta Falcon. Picked 33rd in the second round of the draft, nobody in 1991 could have predicted Favre to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Since Brett Favre became the starter for the Packers in 1992, he has eight seasons with thirty or more touchdowns. Favre also boasts eleven seasons with a completion percentage above sixty and has a career QB rating of 85.7 with a 90-plus rating in eight seasons. He is the only player in history to win the AP MVP award three times and has led the Packers' offense in two superbowl appearances including a 35-21 victory over the Patriots in superbowl XXXI.

After 17 seasons, Brett Favre currently holds all-time passing records in almost every statistical category. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Favre has never missed a game since becoming the starter for the Packers in 1992. Favre has started 274 consecutive games including the playoffs. He also has the most victories of any starting quarterback ever with 160. Favre is the current all-time record-holder for pass completions (5,377), attempts (8,758), and even interceptions thrown (288). Favre also passed the great Dan Marino in passing yards (61,655) and touchdowns thrown (442) during the 2007 campaign on his way to an NFC title game against the Giants. Even with all the passing-records Favre now holds, his modesty is so great that he does not consider himself in the same category as guys like Marino, although now many fans and analysts certainly do.

With so many athletes getting themselves into trouble these days, it is truly refreshing to see a great player and living legend who is also man of good character off the field and away from the cameras. Despite all the records and stardom, Brett Favre still carries himself as a normal, working-class family man and approaches the game of football with an exhuberance rivaled only by that of a child. As child-like as the 38-year-old Favre may seem when he's throwing snowballs on the field after a victory or hoisting a player on his shoulders after a touchdown catch, the man's toughness and maturity will never be in question.

In 2003, Favre chose to play against the Raiders on Monday Night Football the day after his father was killed after having a heart-attack behind the wheel of his car. Favre's gutsy performance that Monday night was something truly special as he passed for four touchdowns in the first half and racked up 399 total yards in a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The hardships continued in 2004 for Favre and his family when his brother-in-law was killed in an ATV accident on Favre's Mississippi property and also later in the year when his wife, Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer. After agressive treatement, Deanna Favre showed significant progress and was expected to make a full recovery. She then created The Deanna Favre Hope Foundation in order to help educate women about breast cancer and to help provide diagnosis and breast imaging services for all women.

In 2005, Favre suffered another setback when hurricane Katrina blew through Mississippi, destroying his family's home there. Fortunately, nobody in the Favre family was injured though Katrina brought loss and tragedy to many others.

Many speculated that Favre would retire after his worst statistical season in 2005 but Favre returned in 2006 to continue his legendary career. Favre suffered his first career shutout in 2006 to the Bears but he also became just the second player in NFL history to throw over 400 touchdown passes behind Dan Marino.

Following a minor arthroscopic ankle surgery in February of 2007, Favre returned under center for the Packers once again and led a young roster to an NFC title game in which they suffered a three-point loss to the New York Giants. Despite the loss to the Giants, the Packers have shown a lot of promise in the 2007 season. They boast a roster that is not only very young, but very good as well. Combine that with a legendary, veteran quarterback like Brett Favre and it seems that you have a recipie for success. It also doesn't hurt that the Packers' 38-year-old starting quarterback still acts and plays like he's in his twenties. While not his best season ever, Farve's play was certainly solid in 2007 and if he returns to make another run at it next year, I would not be surprised to see the Packers deep in the playoffs again next season.

Brett Favre has proven his worth as an NFL quarterback and his character as a man again and again. He is exceptional and at age 38, somewhat of an anomaly in today's NFL. While it seems that a lot of players may age more like milk in the NFL, Brett Favre has to be among the finest of wines.

DrunkHillbilly
01-21-2008, 03:50 PM
Brett Favre began his legendary career in the NFL as an Atlanta Falcon. Picked 33rd in the second round of the draft, nobody in 1991 could have predicted Favre to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.

Since Brett Favre became the starter for the Packers in 1992, he has eight seasons with thirty or more touchdowns. Favre also boasts eleven seasons with a completion percentage above sixty and has a career QB rating of 85.7 with a 90-plus rating in eight seasons. He is the only player in history to win the AP MVP award three times and has led the Packers' offense in two superbowl appearances including a 35-21 victory over the Patriots in superbowl XXXI.

After 17 seasons, Brett Favre currently holds all-time passing records in almost every statistical category. Perhaps most impressive is the fact that Favre has never missed a game since becoming the starter for the Packers in 1992. Favre has started 274 consecutive games including the playoffs. He also has the most victories of any starting quarterback ever with 160. Favre is the current all-time record-holder for pass completions (5,377), attempts (8,758), and even interceptions thrown (288). Favre also passed the great Dan Marino in passing yards (61,655) and touchdowns thrown (442) during the 2007 campaign on his way to an NFC title game against the Giants. Even with all the passing-records Favre now holds, his modesty is so great that he does not consider himself in the same category as guys like Marino, although now many fans and analysts certainly do.

With so many athletes getting themselves into trouble these days, it is truly refreshing to see a great player and living legend who is also man of good character off the field and away from the cameras. Despite all the records and stardom, Brett Favre still carries himself as a normal, working-class family man and approaches the game of football with an exhuberance rivaled only by that of a child. As child-like as the 38-year-old Favre may seem when he's throwing snowballs on the field after a victory or hoisting a player on his shoulders after a touchdown catch, the man's toughness and maturity will never be in question.

In 2003, Favre chose to play against the Raiders on Monday Night Football the day after his father was killed after having a heart-attack behind the wheel of his car. Favre's gutsy performance that Monday night was something truly special as he passed for four touchdowns in the first half and racked up 399 total yards in a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders.

The hardships continued in 2004 for Favre and his family when his brother-in-law was killed in an ATV accident on Favre's Mississippi property and also later in the year when his wife, Deanna was diagnosed with breast cancer. After agressive treatement, Deanna Favre showed significant progress and was expected to make a full recovery. She then created The Deanna Favre Hope Foundation in order to help educate women about breast cancer and to help provide diagnosis and breast imaging services for all women.

In 2005, Favre suffered another setback when hurricane Katrina blew through Mississippi, destroying his family's home there. Fortunately, nobody in the Favre family was injured though Katrina brought loss and tragedy to many others.

Many speculated that Favre would retire after his worst statistical season in 2005 but Favre returned in 2006 to continue his legendary career. Favre suffered his first career shutout in 2006 to the Bears but he also became just the second player in NFL history to throw over 400 touchdown passes behind Dan Marino.

Following a minor arthroscopic ankle surgery in February of 2007, Favre returned under center for the Packers once again and led a young roster to an NFC title game in which they suffered a three-point loss to the New York Giants. Despite the loss to the Giants, the Packers have shown a lot of promise in the 2007 season. They boast a roster that is not only very young, but very good as well. Combine that with a legendary, veteran quarterback like Brett Favre and it seems that you have a recipie for success. It also doesn't hurt that the Packers' 38-year-old starting quarterback still acts and plays like he's in his twenties. While not his best season ever, Farve's play was certainly solid in 2007 and if he returns to make another run at it next year, I would not be surprised to see the Packers deep in the playoffs again next season.

Brett Favre has proven his worth as an NFL quarterback and his character as a man again and again. He is exceptional and at age 38, somewhat of an anomaly in today's NFL. While it seems that a lot of players may age more like milk in the NFL, Brett Favre has to be among the finest of wines.

There have been a few short term ( a year or two ) trades that have had possibly more affect on a team ( like Moss this season ) but over the long term, this could have possible been the worst trade in the history of the NFL!!

AkChief49
01-21-2008, 03:56 PM
hope to see him one more time. if not, then thanks Brett for what has been a (first time vote) HOF career!!

hermhater
01-21-2008, 04:26 PM
There have been a few short term ( a year or two ) trades that have had possibly more affect on a team ( like Moss this season ) but over the long term, this could have possible been the worst trade in the history of the NFL!!

Yep. It just goes to show you can't really judge a QB in his first year or two.

We should give Brodie another 16 or so to get his act together!

:lol:

(j/k)