Brett Favre retired this morning after a great 2007 season in which he threw 28 touchdown passes and made it to the playoffs. He was also voted Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated. Talk about going out on top!
In a career that spanned 17 seasons and yes, a team besides the Green Bay Packers, he won three consecutive M.V.P awards (’95-’97), led the league in touchdowns 4 times, and had the coolest cameo in ‘There’s Something About Mary‘. If you don’t know how much of a badass Brett was on the field, just read this impressive paragraph below. Statistically, he might be the Babe Ruth of football. Dan Marino, eat your heart out!
Favre is the only three-time AP MVP (1995-97) in NFL history. Favre, the 2007 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year, has played 17 seasons in the NFL and has started every game since his first start for the Packers in 1992. His records include: most career NFL touchdown passes (442), most career NFL passing yards (61,655), most career pass completions (5,377), most career pass attempts (8,758), most career NFL interceptions thrown (288), most consecutive starts among NFL quarterbacks (253, 275 total starts including playoffs), and most career victories as a starting quarterback (160).