Brett Favre was the NFL's ultimate iron man for 19 years, inspiring coaches and teammates with unparalleled toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil's verve and a showman's sense of the moment.
Yet the once-irrepressible Favre never looked older or more fragile than in year No. 20. The magic of last season, and most of his brilliant career, never seemed farther away.
Favre told Deion Sanders of NFL Network that money was a major reason he returned for his final year with the Vikings. It was a terrible season for Favre, including a last-place finish for the Vikings, and a former Jets employee accusing Favre of sexual harassment during his time with the Jets in 2008.
The amount Favre was offered a salary of $16.5 million, plus incentives with the potential of raising the package to $20 million. He admits that he was in for the money, but I do not blame him. $16.5 million is a large sum and I think he acted upon what any ordinary person would--which was to take that offer.
Massage therapists Christina Scavo and Shannon O'Toole are suing former New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre for sexual harassment. The future Hall of Fame quarterback has asked a judge to keep embarrassing crotch photo from being presented into evidence in case.
...Brett Favre's arrival to the Jets in 2008 marked the beginning of the end for [Eric] Mangini's tenure as the Jets head coach...Mangini knew this was a mistake all along. Favre was at the end of his career and had almost no time to learn the system.
Favre was also the first player in NFL history to win three consecutive Most Value Player (MVP) awards. He was named to nine Pro Bowls as a Packer. He was a first-or second- team All-Pro selection six times.
When Favre was traded from Green Bay during the summer of 2008, he left with almost every passing record in team history...More importantly, the Packers went 172-103 (including playoff games) during Favre's time with the team.
Favre was also about dealing with pain on and off the field. During his career, his wife Deanna fought breast cancer, and both her brother and stepfather died. So did Brett's dad, Irvin, who taught him everything about football back in the small town of Kiln, Mississippi.
A quote from this source shows a deep characterstic about Brett Favre, "As professional athletes...sometimes people hink we're bulletproof," Favre said. "But things like what have happened to me and my familiy really hit home." Despite the hardship he goes through training and playing every single game, he is still like the rest of us. The day his father passed away, that Monday night game against the Oakland Raiders in December 2003, Brett Favre made his father proud by throwing 399 yards and four touchdowns.
...Favre began pro football's most amazing streak, starting in the first of 297 consecutive regular-season games and securing his status as the NFL's most durable quarterback. After the 2007 season, in which he led the team to its first NFC Championship Game since 1997 season, Favre announced his retirement in a teary-eye press conference from the Lambeau Field Atrium.
Brett Favre's reputatoin with the Green Bay Packer's fan went sour after he announced his return to the NFL. As a child living in Wisconsin, I have known Brett Favre throughout part of my life as the Packer's quarterback; however, I too felt betrayed the moment he came back and played for the New York Jets, and ultimately with the Minnesota Vikings.
When it came time to pick a school, Favre chose the University of Southern Mississippi, in large part because it was the only college to offer him a scholarship.
Quarterback Brett Favre was born Brett Lorenzo Favre in Gulfport, Mississippi, on October 10, 1969. The second of four boys, Favre grew up in the wilds of bayou country, hunting and fishing with his three brothers.