This week, Brett Favre celebrated his 49th birthday and Green Bay Packers fans showed their support the Hall of Famer. But with Favre making name in the NFL during the 90s and 2000s, NFL fans today may not know how talented he really was.
In 1992 after being traded to the Packers from the Atlanta Falcons, Favre came into the game for an injured Don Majkowski and led the team to a 24-23 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Favre did not miss a game during his entire 16 seasons with the Packers.
Favre reached the Pro Bowl in 1992 after finishing the year with 3,227 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He reached the Pro Bowl again in 1993 despite throwing 18 touchdowns and a league-leading 24 picks. But it was the 1995 season that made Favre a superstar. He won his first MVP award after completing 63 percent of his passes and throwing for 4,413 yards, 38 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He led the Packers to an 11-5 record and lost to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship game. However, the Packers won the Super Bowl in 1996 and Favre won his second MVP award after throwing for 3,899 yards, 39 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Favre won the MVP award for the third time in 1997 after posting 3,867 yards, 35 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.
Favre was the Packers starter until the end of the 2007 season. During his 16 seasons with the Packers, Favre posted a 160-93 record and threw for 61,655 yards and 442 touchdowns. He played for the Jets for one season and finished his career with the Minnesota Vikings where he played for two seasons. Favre finished his NFL career with 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns.
Here’s a look at NFL fans paying tribute to Favre.