- 1 Brett Favre
- 1.1 Appeal
- 1.2 Success
- 1.3 Brett Favre Biography
- 1.3.1 Brett favre is drafted by the atlanta falcons
- 1.3.2 Brett favre is traded to the green bay packers
- 1.3.3 Brett favre wins his first mvp award
- 1.3.4 Brett favre wins his first super bowl
- 1.3.5 Brett favre surpasses dan marino
- 1.3.6 Brett favre takes a bite out of the big apple
- 1.3.7 Brett favre joins the minnesota vikings
- 1.3.8 Brett favre continues his march toward the hall of fame
- 1.3.9 Brett favre faces allegations and leaves the nfl
- 1.3.10 Brett Favre finds retirement boring
- 1.3.11 Related
Brett Favre had one hell of a run. This 42-year-old gunslinger is the firstNFL player to throw 500 touchdowns and reach the 70,000 yard plateau in a dramatic showdown against the New York Jets. Sadly, in October 2010 his remarkable achievements were overshadowed by allegations that he sent lewd text messages and photographs to Jets employee Jenn Sterger during his brief tenure with the club. On December 29, 2010, Favre was found not to be in violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy but was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with the investigation. After the scandal blew up, the sexy sideline reporter who was bombarded with X-rated photos and voicemails from Favre says she never met the football player.
It wasn’t long ago that Brett Favre was regarded as an ideal husband and father. That illusion was shattered on October 10, 2010, when the NFL revealed it was investigating this three-time MVP for allegedly sending lewd text messages and photographs to former Jets employee Jenn Sterger. According to inside sources, the photos featured close-ups of the Mississippi native’s “Little QB” as well as a rather unsettling image of Favre pleasuring himself while wearing only a pair of Crocs. Fortunately for Favre, these outrageous accusations didn’t bring about a premature end to his career.
They don’t make ‘em like Brett Favre anymore. This tough-as-nails quarterback is an 11-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time NFL MVP who earned sainthood status in Wisconsin after leading the Green Bay Packers to a resounding victory in Super Bowl XXXI. He currently ranks first overall in a number of key regular season offensive categories including most career pass attempts, most career completions, most career passing yards, most career passing touchdowns, most wins by a starting quarterback, and most consecutive starts by a quarterback. Favre has also been just as effective in the postseason, where he ranks behind only Joe Montana in pass completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards, and passing attempts. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, it’s hard to deny that this good ol’ Southern boy has left an indelible mark on the game.
Brett Favre met with scandal after Jet’s employee Jenn Sterger accused him of sexting her and leaving her incessant voicemail messages. But when he retired at the end of the 2010 season, he seemed to have weathered the scandal pretty well.
Brett Favre Biography
Brett Favre isn’t your typical NFL success story. Unlike many of the league’s can’t miss prospects, this 6’2” signal caller wasn’t even a star in high school where he typically threw just five passes a game in the team’s run-oriented offense. His lack of reps made recruiters wary and he ended up accepting his one and only scholarship offer at the University of Southern Mississippi. It proved to be a savvy decision as Favre was named the Golden Eagle’s starting QB after just his third game and never relinquished the position. By the time he graduated in 1991, he had established new school records for passing yards, pass attempts, completions, passing percentage, and touchdowns while leading the team to a pair of bowl victories. Favre capped off his successful collegiate career by earning MVP honors in the prestigious East-West Shrine game, an annual affair featuring the nation’s top seniors.
Brett favre is drafted by the atlanta falcons
Brett Favre’s eye-popping stats caught the attention of the NFL’s top evaluators and he was selected by the Atlanta Falcons with the 33rd pick overall in the 1991 NFL Draft. Unfortunately, the presence of Pro Bowl quarterback Chris Miller kept Favre pinned to the bench for most of the season and he appeared in only two games all year, failing to complete a pass in either contest.
Brett favre is traded to the green bay packers
Brett Favre’s flagging career received a much needed boost the following year when he was traded to the Green Bay Packers for a first round pick. A subsequent injury to first string quarterback Don Majkowski allowed him to crack the starting lineup four weeks into the season and Favre never looked back. He went on to lead the Pack to a five-game improvement over the previous season while throwing for 3,227 yards and 18 touchdowns. His stellar performance earned him his first of 11 Pro Bowl selections and a place in the hearts of Green Bay’s fiercely loyal fans.
Brett favre wins his first mvp award
Brett Favre continued to win over fans the following year by guiding the Packers to their first playoff appearance since 1982 and their first back-to-back winning season in 25 years. That high level of success would become a trademark for the young QB as he would lead Green Bay back into the postseason in each of the next three years, culminating in his first of three NFL MVP awards in 1995 as he threw for a league-leading 4,413 yards and 38 touchdowns.
Brett favre wins his first super bowl
Just when it seemed like Brett Favre couldn’t get any better, this Mississippi native discovered another gear, running away with the league’s MVP award in 1996 and 1997 as he once again led the NFL in touchdown passes. His individual brilliance resulted in huge windfalls for the Packers and the club won its first title in 29 years by crushing the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI. Favre and the Packers returned to the league’s biggest stage the following year before losing a heartbreaker to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII. Despite the setback, most pundits agreed that Favre had already accomplished enough in his brief career to merit inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Brett favre surpasses dan marino
Favre led the Packers to another strong finish in 1998 before the team began to endure a series of disappointing seasons, culminating in a disastrous 4-12 campaign in 2005. It was the first sub 500 season of the Brett Favre era and it led many critics to wonder if the aging gunslinger was on the decline. Luckily Favre never lost faith in his ability and he bounced back nicely in 2007 by guiding the 13-3 Packers to the NFC Championship game, where they lost to the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants. It was a memorable season for Favre as he surpassed Dan Marino’s record for career touchdown passes and John Elway’s record for most career victories by a starting quarterback. Unfortunately, his prolonged success came at a price. Plagued by a series of nagging injuries, Favre officially announced his retirement at the end of the season on March 4, 2008. It was a sad day for Green Bay and the NFL and the 38 year old QB was feted in an endless series of league-wide tributes.
Brett favre takes a bite out of the big apple
Hearing how great he had been must have roused Brett Favre’s competitive spirit because he decided to return to the league less than three months later. Unfortunately, the Packers had already committed to new starter Aaron Rodgers and consequently chose to trade Favre to the New York Jets for a conditional fourth-round pick. His first — and only — season in the Big Apple was a rollercoaster affair as Favre led the Jets to an early 8-3 record before collapsing down the stretch and losing four of his final five games. He finished the year with a league-leading 22 interceptions and wisely decided to retire again.
Brett favre joins the minnesota vikings
Brett Favre proved you can’t keep a good man down in 2009 as he came out of retirement for a second time to join the Minnesota Vikings. His decision raised eyebrows around the league, but he quickly silenced his many detractors by guiding the team to 12 regular season victories while throwing for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns. The Vikings were equally formidable in the postseason, advancing all the way to the NFC championship game before bowing out to the eventual Super Bowl champions Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints.
Brett favre continues his march toward the hall of fame
Brett Favre is currently in his second year with the Vikings and his 20th year in the NFL. He recently achieved another notable milestone on October 11, 2010, when he threw for his 500th touchdown and his 70,000th yard in a dramatic Monday Night match-up against the New York Jets.
Brett favre faces allegations and leaves the nfl
On October 2010, Brett Favre’s remarkable achievements were overshadowed by allegations that he sent lewd text messages and photographs to Jets employee Jenn Sterger during his brief tenure with the club.
Favre has admitted to leaving the voicemails but not to sending inappropriate pictures of himself. On December 29, 2010, Favre was found not to be in violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy but was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with the investigation.
Favre officially ended his 20-year NFL career in January 2011 after an injury-prone season with the Minnesota Vikings. But it didn’t take long for him to regain the spotlight.
After Jenn Sterger appeared in an interview with George Stephanopoulos of ABC News in early April and an additional interview with ABC’s Good Morning America aired on April 12, 2011, Sterger said she never officially met the football player and stated, “I just want my life back.”
Brett Favre finds retirement boring
In December 2011, Favre is reported to have stated that he “would listen” if the Chicago Bears contacted him about coming on board as quarterback again, after less than a year of (yet another) retirement. The Bears haven’t contacted Favre, and reports say that they don’t plan to, but Favre just wanted y’all to know that he’s available. You know. Just sayin’.