Tonight is a sad night for anyone who has ever been a Brett Favre fan. He will sit out tonight’s game against the Giants and end his streak of games started at 297. He made his first start on September 20, 1992 for the Green Bay Packers and he never looked back. In those starts he had Pass 6,295 completions for 507 TD and 334 INT. He also threw for 71,775 yards.
Favre’s career has not gone without controversy. He left the Packers to play for the Jets after the Packers refused to bring him back when he announced his retirement. He played one season for the Jets and then went to Minnesota where he has been since the 2009 season. He also has allegations of inappropriate contact with a former Jets employee.
This is all irrelevant because the man has had a great career. His list of accomplishments include:
-Super Bowl champion (XXXI)
-3 time AP NFL MVP (1995–1997)
-5 time NFC Player of the Year (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2007)
-2 time NFC Champion (1996, 1997)
-11 time Pro Bowl selection (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)
-3 time First-team All-Pro selection (1995, 1996, 1997)
-3 time Second-team All-Pro selection (2001, 2002, 2007)
-NFL 1990s All-Decade Team
He also has records that will be very hard to break. I am not going to go through the list of all the records because it’s a very long list. The biggest one for me though is the 507 career passing touchdowns. If last week’s games was Favre’s last then I say so be it. He has had an amazing career and he deserves all the accolades in the world. He has a legacy that will never be matched. Congratulations to Brett Favre on a wonderful streak and career.