Brett Favre: His Career ‘Til Now

Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
A Gulfport, Miss., native, Favre became Southern Miss's starting quarterback in the third game of his freshman season. In September 1989, as a junior, he led the Golden Eagles to an upset of then-6th-ranked Florida State with a dramatic final drive.
Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
The six-and-a-half minute drive was capped by a game-winning touchdown pass with 23 seconds remaining. (Allen Steele/Allsport)
Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
Brett Favre at Southern Mississippi
After starring for four years at Southern Miss, Favre was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft. (Allen Steele/Allsport)
Brett Favre in 1995
Brett Favre in 1995
The 1995 season was the first of Favre's three consecutive MVP campaigns. Here, he drops back to pass during a game against the Bears at the Lambeau Field in November 1995. The Packers won, 35-28. (Jonathan Daniel/Allsport)
Troy Aikman and Brett Favre
Troy Aikman and Brett Favre
Brett Favre confers with Cowboys QB Troy Aikman after a playoff game at Texas Stadium in January 1995. The Cowboys won, 35-9, but then lost to the 49ers in the NFC championship game. (Al Bello/Allsport)
Brett Favre in 1996
Brett Favre in 1996
Quarterback Brett Favre, shown here during a September 1996 trouncing of the Tampa Bay Bucs, had his second straight MVP season in 1996 and led the Packers to Super Bowl XXXI. (Scott Halleran?Allsport)
Brett Favre wins 1997 MVP Award
Brett Favre wins 1997 MVP Award
Brett Favre won his third consecutive MVP in 1997 and led the Packers to their second straight Super Bowl. Here, he avoids a sack during Super Bowl XXXII at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego. The Denver Broncos defeated Green Bay, 31-24, in that game. (Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers v St. Louis Rams
Green Bay Packers v St. Louis Rams
Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers acknowledges his fans after becoming the all-time leader in career passing yards while playing the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome December 16, 2007 in St. Louis, Missouri. Donald Driver #80 caught the record setting pass. The Packers beat the Rams 33-14. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots vs. Green Bay Packers
Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers is lead off the field by team doctors after injuring his arm on a sack by the New England Patriots on November 19, 2006 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
Green Bay Packers vs. Cincinnati Bengals
In 2005, Favre tossed 29 interceptions, the most of his career, leading many to questions whether it was time for the legend to retire. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Brett Favre with wife Deanna Favre
Brett Favre with wife Deanna Favre
In 2003, the day after his father died of a heart attack, Favre had arguably his best game as a pro, passing for 400 yards in a 41-7 defeat of the Raiders. He threw four TD passes in the first half. After the game, Favre joined his wife Deanna, a breast cancer survivor, on the field and credited his father for watching over him that night. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Michael Strahan sacks Brett Favre
Michael Strahan sacks Brett Favre
Brett Favre was criticized by some journalists in 2002 for apparently allowing the Giants' Michael Strahan to tackle him so that Strahan could get the NFL's single-season sack record. (Al Bello/Getty Images)
Brett Favre
Brett Favre
Quarterback Brett Favre's first season with the Packers (1992) started inauspiciously and included a four-fumble performance against the Bengals. But he ultimately led the Pack to a 9-7 record and earned his first of nine career Pro Bowl selections. (Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
Brett Favre vs. Vikings
Brett Favre vs. Vikings
Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers throws a pass during the Packers 38-21 win over the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Todd Rosenberg/Allsport)
Green Bay Packers Win Super Bowl
Green Bay Packers Win Super Bowl
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre (L) and teammates Desmond Howard (C) and Reggie White (R) stand on the victory stand 26 January after Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans. The Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21. (JEFF HAYNES/AFP/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Fans hold up the numer 422 representing the record number of touchdowns Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers has thrown in his career during the game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on September 30, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Packers defeated the Vikings 23-16. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates after throwing his NFL record 421st touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at the Metrodome on September 30, 2007 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Brett Favre Named FedEx NFL Air and Ground Player of the Year
Brett Favre Named FedEx NFL Air and Ground Player of the Year
Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers accepts the FedEx NFL Air Award during the FedEx NFL Air and Ground Player of the Year news conference prior to Super Bowl XLII at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 30, 2008 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Brett Favre at 2008 ESPY Awards
Brett Favre at 2008 ESPY Awards
NFL athlete Brett Favre accepts an award for record breaker onstage at the 2008 ESPY Awards held at NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE on July 16, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The 2008 ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 20 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers Press Conference
Green Bay Packers Press Conference
Head coach Mike McCarthy of the Green Bay Packers speaks during a press conference at Lambeau Field August 5, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. McCarthy spoke to the press after Brett Favre, who was reinstated after retiring from the Packers this year, reportedly reached a stalemate in talks with the team and did not attend practice today. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Brett Favre with New York Jets
Brett Favre with New York Jets
Head coach Mike Holmgrem of the Seattle Seahawks is congratulated by quarterback Brett Favre #4 of New York Jets on December 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jets 13-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
New York Jets v San Francisco 49ers
New York Jets v San Francisco 49ers
Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets leaves the field after his game against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Brett Favre Agrees To Play For The Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre Agrees To Play For The Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre participates in a passing drill during a Minnesota Vikings practice session on August 18, 2009 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)
NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints
NFC Championship: Minnesota Vikings v New Orleans Saints
Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings reacts after taking a hard hit in the second half against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
18th Annual ESPY Awards
18th Annual ESPY Awards
NFL quarterback Brett Favre and wide receiver Greg Lewis speak onstage after winning the ESPY for Best Play during the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Brett Favre Arrives At Minnesota Vikings Winter Park
Brett Favre Arrives At Minnesota Vikings Winter Park
Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings participates in his first morning practice since returning to Vikings Winter Park on August 18, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Favre injured his ankle last year and had been reportedly considering retiring after one season with the Vikings. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre Talks To The Media
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre answers questions from the media during a press conference at Winter Park on October 7, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre Talks With Sportscaster Al Michaels
Brett Favre Talks With Sportscaster Al Michaels
Sportscaster Al Michaels on the field with Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings at Louisiana Superdome on September 9, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Minnesota Vikings v. Green Bay Packers
Minnesota Vikings v. Green Bay Packers
Aaron Rodgers #12 of the Green Bay Packers meets with Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings after the Packers defeated the Vikings 28-24 at Lambeau Field on October 24, 2010 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jim Prisching/Getty Images)
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