Brett FavreFootball Player
Born: 10 October 1969
Birthplace: Gulfport, Mississippi
Best known as: The star 1990s quarterback who keeps un-retiring
The starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1992-2007, Brett Favre has thrown more touchdown passes than any quarterback in NFL history. Like the career of Johnny Unitas, Favre's career had an inauspicious start: after being drafted by the NFL's Atlanta Falcons in 1991 (in the second round, the 33rd pick overall), he played only two games with Atlanta before being traded to Green Bay in 1992. He went on to win the NFL Most Valuable Player award three times (1995-97), led the Packers to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI (1996), and broke franchise passing records set by beloved Green Bay legend Bart Starr. Favre is known as a fierce competitor who likes to sling the ball; he also has a reputation for toughness and for shrugging away injuries, and he holds the record for most consecutive starts among NFL quarterbacks. In his last few years with Green Bay, Favre hinted at retirement; he finally did retire in March of 2008, but then unretired in August of that year, and the Packers traded him to the New York Jets. After a strong start, the Jets finished that season poorly and Favre again retired from football. But! He un-retired again in 2009, signing a two-year contract to play for the Minnesota Vikings.
Extra credit: Favre broke the record for touchdown passes on 30 September 2007, when he threw his 421st and 422nd against the Minnesota Vikings in a 23-16 Packer win... Favre shared the 1997 NFL MVP award with Detroit running back Barry Sanders... Favre is the first and only NFL player to win the MVP award three seasons in a row... Favre was sidelined with a shoulder injury in December of 2010, ending his streak of 297 consecutive starts.
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