Brett Lorenzo Favre is a retired professional American football player in the National Football League (NFL). He held the quarterback position for the Atlanta Falcons in 1991, Green Bay Packers from 1992 to 2007, New York Jets in 2008, and Minnesota Vikings from 2009 to 2010.
Born on October 10, 1969 in Mississippi, he ranks among the best quarterbacks to ever have played the NFL and is the only player in history to have won the AP NFL MVP three times for three consecutive years, in 1995, 1996 and in 1997.
Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 and traded to Green Bay Packers after one season. He has played sixteen seasons in the NFL and has started every game since 1992, which gave him the record for most consecutive starts.
On September 30, 2007 Favre broke Dan Marino’s NFL career touchdown record against the Minnesota Vikings by firing a 16-yard scoring strike to receiver Greg Jennings - his 421th TD pass. He has led his team to two Super Bowls where they won one against New England Patriots and lost the other to the Denver Broncos. He has played eight Pro Bowls and was honored with the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.
During his career in this field, he has been selected to play 11 times in the Pro Bowl. Moreover, he was also named to the NFL All Decade Team in 1990. Further, Brett has been a key figure in Wrangler jeans advertisements.
Favre announced his retirement on March 4, 2008. His career player statistics are 10,169 pass attempts, 6,300 pass completions, 62% completion percentage, 508-336 touchdowns-interceptions, 71,838 passing yards, and 86.0 passer rating.
• Super Bowl champion (XXXI)• 11-time Pro Bowl (1992, 1993, 1995–1997, 2001–2003, 2007–2009)• 3-time First-team All-Pro (1995–1997)• 3-time Second-team All-Pro (2001, 2002, 2007)• 3-time AP NFL Most Valuable Player (1995–1997)• Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year (2007)• AP NFL Offensive Player of the Year (1995)• 4-time NFL passing touchdowns leader (1995–1997, 2003)• 2-time NFL passing yards leader (1995, 1998)• Green Bay Packers No. 4 retired• Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame• NFL 1990s All-Decade Team• Southern Miss Golden Eagles No. 4 retired