Brett Favre

American football player, quarterback Brett Favre

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre to visit Eagles ahead of Super Bowl
LATimes - 19 days
The Philadelphia Eagles are scheduled to get a visit Saturday from someone who knows something about defeating the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre, who led the Green Bay Packers to victory over the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, was invited by Eagles coach...
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Tom Brady or Bill Belichick: Who contributed more to Pats' dynasty?
ABC News - 23 days
There came a point over the past couple of years when Tom Brady began to be described as the greatest of all time. You can even call him the GOAT, although calling someone a "goat" out loud still feels like something you'd need to start apologizing for halfway through. You can certainly make a case that Brady is the best quarterback who has ever lived, or pick Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Johnny Unitas or one of a handful of other options. Obviously, Brady belongs in the discussion. His coach also has a strong case for his own honors. Bill Belichick has won seven Super Bowls, including five as head coach of the New England Patriots. A win on Sunday would make him the first person in league history with eight Super Bowl rings. He has pieced together 15 consecutive 10-win seasons in a league in which the previous record was eight. Since 2001, the Patriots have won 209 games, 30 more than any other team. Given the era in which he competes, you wouldn't be wrong to...
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Tony Romo sweepstakes: Where will the quarterback end up? -
Google News - 12 months
Dallas News Tony Romo sweepstakes: Where will the quarterback end up? A quarterback who can alter organizational fortunes hits the marketplace once every ... what ... five years? Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Kurt Warner pretty much cover the last two decades. Sure, you can make a case for Rich Gannon, but no one knew ... Should Chiefs really be considered one of the favorites to land Tony Romo?ESPN (blog) Denver Broncos are Tony Romo's best bet for a Super Bowl ringWashington Post Best and Worst Moves Dallas Cowboys Can Make This OffseasonBleacher Report Fort Worth Star Telegram (blog) -New York Daily News -The Denver Channel all 123 news articles »
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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Dangle From Rafters At Vikings' Game
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Spectators at a Minneapolis Vikings football game were treated to an unexpected aerial act when a pair of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters hung from the rafters to unfurl a banner reading: “Divest.” The message was for U.S. Bank ― sponsor of the Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium ― which pipeline opponents accuse of being a key financial backer of the controversial project. The two unfurled the banner in the second quarter and were busted when they touched back down to earth at the end of the game, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported. The football action continued without interruption, even as the two protesters — one wearing a Brett Favre Vikings jersey — dangled from the rafters. The banner, which included the U.S. Bank logo and “#NoDAPL,” hung over the crowd for the rest of the game. Fans, however, were cleared from eight rows of seats beneath the protesters as a precaution. As the protesters dangled in the air, organizers of the action sent a release to news outlets quo...
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Minneapolis protesters who hung banner charged with trespassing
ABC News - about 1 year
MINNEAPOLIS -- Two protesters were charged with trespassing following the Minnesota Vikings- Chicago Bears game at U.S. Bank Stadium, after they unfurled a banner from the stadium's rafters protesting U.S. Bank's involvement with the Dakota Access Pipeline. The fans, who had safety ropes and climbing gear, dangled from the rafters on the stadium's east side throughout the Vikings' 38-10 win. Play was not interrupted, and Minneapolis police spokesman Corey Schmidt said a Hennepin County Medical Center doctor found both protesters to be medically sound after hanging from the rafters for most of the game. No one was harmed as a result of the incident, Schmidt said. Further charges are pending the results of an investigation. The banner read "Divest #NoDAPL" with the U.S. Bank logo above, as the protesters were suspended in the air above Section 120 and one protester in a No. 4 Brett Favre Vikings jersey shimmied down the banner. Six rows...
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22 places we wrote down our tweets while Twitter was down
Yahoo News - over 1 year
It's been a rough day on the web, and we've had tons of feelings about it.  Feelings that we wish we could express on Twitter, but in an ironic twist of fate, we weren't able to tweet any of them.  So, while we waited, here are all of the places we wrote down our tweets to store them for when Twitter returned. Hopefully, we can remember where they all are when (IF???) Twitter returns.  SEE ALSO: Sites across the internet suffer outage after cyberattack We wrote some really, truly magnificent tweets... 1. In lipstick on a mirror 2. On a headshot as an autograph 3. On an old scroll 4. On an Etch A Sketch 5. With letters cut out from magazines then glued down onto a sheet of paper 6. On Facebook 7. On a napkin stained with pizza grease 8. On Brett Favre’s back 9. Really tiny on a grain of rice 10. On a mural on your bedroom wall 11. On a Starbucks cup but every word spelled wrong 12. Embroidered onto a doily with an embroidery hoop 13. On poster board and then presented to our crush at t...
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Favre headlines NFL Hall of Fame class of 2016
Yahoo News - over 1 year
The Pro Football Hall of Fame welcomed eight new members in an emotional ceremony featuring a quarterback that played for two decades and the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl. Quarterback Brett Favre, an NFL MVP three straight years beginning in 1995 and a Super Bowl winner, played 20 seasons and 302 games with four teams -- the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.
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Brett Favre has an unexpected prediction for his Hall of Fame speech
Fox News - over 1 year
'Who the hell knows (what's going to happen)?'
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Brett Favre's Rocky Start Almost Derailed Legendary Football Career
NPR - over 1 year
On Saturday, Brett Favre will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. A Super Bowl winner and three-time MVP, Favre's professional career started off a bit rocky. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Rob Demovsky of about Favre's beginnings.
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Brett Favre says Raiders QB Derek Carr is 'more polished' than he was
Fox News - over 1 year
Favre responded to the comparison by giving the young quarterback a big compliment.
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Brett Favre, Marvin Harrison head 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class -
Google News - about 2 years Brett Favre, Marvin Harrison head 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class SAN FRANCISCO -- The 2016 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced on Saturday night at NFL Honors and was headlined by Brett Favre waltzing into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. The latest from SportsLine ... Top Stats to Know: Favre, Dungy lead new class of Hall of FamersESPN (blog) Orlando Pace, Kevin Greene will enter Hall of Brett Favre: Pro Football Hall of FamerScout Washington Post -The Boston Globe -Atlanta Journal Constitution all 510 news articles »
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Is this Peyton Manning's best defense ever?
ABC News - about 2 years
Peyton Manning's nine touchdown passes and 17 interceptions this season have Hall of Fame company. Johnny Unitas put up the same totals over his final 14 starts. Dan Marino had nine scoring passes with 15 picks in his final nine starts. Brett Favre went out with 10 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in his final dozen starts. While there's nothing new about future Hall of Famers going out with statistical whimpers, most of the greats have not had championship-caliber defenses on their side to ease them into retirement. Manning does, which explains why the 39-year-old quarterback stands one victory away from the Super Bowl. Denver's defense allowed the Broncos to earn the AFC's top playoff seed with a 12-4 record even though the team ranked 25th in Total QBR (46.7) and 31st in passer rating (76.3). Those were NFL lows within the 12-team playoff field. Manning has never needed a defense as much as he needs this Broncos unit, but he had some very good...
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Favre Among Finalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame
NYTimes - about 2 years
Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre is among the 15 modern era finalists under consideration for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, it was announced on Thursday.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Brett Favre
  • 2016
    Age 46
    Brett's nephew Dylan Favre plays quarterback for Cedar Rapids of the Indoor Football League, having joined the Titans in 2016 after playing in college at Mississippi State, Pearl River Community College and the University of Tennessee-Martin.
    On February 6, 2016, Favre was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the class of 2016.
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    Favre was inducted by the Green Bay Packers into the team Hall of Fame in July 2015.
  • 2014
    Age 44
    Prior to the Mississippi runoff election on June 24, 2014, Favre endorsed the incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Thad Cochran in his race against State Senator Chris McDaniel, a "tea party" favorite.
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    In May 2014, it was announced that Favre would continue to help out at Oak Grove, but would no longer be offensive coordinator.
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  • 2013
    Age 43
    In 2013, Favre joined the Board of Directors of Sqor, a sport social media platform.
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    In December 2013, with Favre still serving as the offensive coordinator, Oak Grove High School won the Class 6A Mississippi high school state championship.
  • 2012
    Age 42
    In 2012, Favre became the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove High School.
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  • 2011
    Age 41
    Favre was the analyst for his alma mater, Southern Miss, when they played the Rice Owls on October 1, 2011.
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    On January 17, 2011, Favre officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL.
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    On January 2, 2011, Favre was unable to play against the Detroit Lions in the final game of the regular NFL season due to his inability to pass NFL-mandated post-concussion tests.
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  • 2010
    Age 40
    In 2010, the NFL investigated Favre for allegedly sexting and leaving inappropriate voice messages for Jets "Gameday host" Jenn Sterger during the 2008 season.
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    On December 13, 2010, due to his sprained shoulder, Brett Favre was marked inactive for the game against the New York Giants ending his consecutive regular season start streak at 297.
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    On December 5, 2010, in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Favre was hit by Bills linebacker Arthur Moats while making a throw, causing him to sustain a sprain of the AC joint in his right shoulder.
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    On November 7, 2010, in a game against the Arizona Cardinals, Favre threw for a career high 446 yards while rallying the Vikings from a 14-point 4th quarter deficit to win in overtime.
    An announcement was given on August 17, 2010 confirming his return to the team.
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    On August 3, 2010, NBC Sports reported the confirmation of Brett Favre returning to the Minnesota Vikings but saying that the 2010 season would be his final season.
  • 2009
    Age 39
    Favre officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings on August 18, 2009.
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    In September 2009, Favre again made Jets news, as the NFL learned that the Jets were aware that Favre injured his arm in the eleventh game of the 2008 season, and fined the Jets $125,000 for not reporting the injury in any of the Jets' five final games.
    By May 2009, he was officially cut from the Jets Reserve/Retired list.
    He remained property of the New York Jets organization, until April 28, 2009, when the Jets released Favre from his contract, thus allowing him to sign anywhere he wanted.
    On February 11, 2009, Favre informed the Jets that he was retiring after 18 seasons.
  • 2008
    Age 38
    After the 2008 season had ended, in mid January 2009, Favre told Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum, "it may be time to look in a different direction" regarding the quarterback position.
    Favre had complained of shoulder pain and had an MRI performed on December 29, 2008, which revealed a torn biceps tendon in his right shoulder.
    Favre's season with the Jets started well; in week four of the 2008 season, he threw six touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals, a personal best and one fewer than the NFL record.
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    After negotiations with both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Jets, the Packers traded Favre to the Jets on August 7, 2008, in exchange for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft with performance escalation.
    The Packers had announced plans to retire Favre's No. 4 jersey in the 2008 season opener.
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    Favre formally filed for reinstatement with the NFL on July 29, 2008, and his petition was granted by Commissioner Goodell, effective August 4, 2008.
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    In the second part of the interview, which aired on July 15, Favre expressed his frustration with Packer management, spoke of his sympathy for successor Aaron Rodgers' predicament, and affirmed he is 100 percent committed to playing football in 2008.'s Jay Glazer reported on July 16, 2008, that the Packers filed tampering charges against the Minnesota Vikings with the league office, alleging improper communication between Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Favre, although one source suggested that Favre may have been in contact with Vikings head coach Brad Childress.
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    Favre spoke publicly for the first time about his potential comeback in a July 14, 2008, interview with Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel's On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
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    On July 11, 2008, Favre sent a letter to the Packers asking for his unconditional release to allow him to play for another NFL team.
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    On July 2, 2008, it was reported that Favre was in contact with the Packers about a possible return to the team.
    On March 4, 2008, Favre formally announced his retirement.
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  • 2007
    Age 37
    However, after much debate, he returned for 2007, during which his future was once again in doubt and an oft-discussed topic, with many in the media speculating that if the Packers made the Super Bowl, Favre would indeed retire and hand the reins to the unproven but talented Aaron Rodgers, who was drafted two years earlier as Favre's heir-apparent.
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    Favre's milestone 2007 season culminated with his selection to the 2008 Pro Bowl as the starting quarterback for the NFC, but an ankle injury forced him to withdraw.
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    On Thanksgiving 2007, Favre led the Packers to a 37–26 win over the Lions, and brought the Packers to a 10–1 record.
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    On November 4, 2007, after the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 33–22, Favre became only the 3rd quarterback to have defeated all thirty-one other current NFL teams.
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    On September 16, 2007, Favre and the Packers defeated the New York Giants to give Favre his record setting 149th win, passing John Elway.
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    Favre began the 2007 season trailing in a number of career NFL passing records.
    On February 26, 2007, Brett Favre underwent minor arthroscopic ankle surgery in Green Bay, Wisconsin to remove a buildup of bone spurs in his left ankle.
  • 2006
    Age 36
    On September 24, 2006, he became just the second quarterback in NFL history to record 400 touchdown passes (Dan Marino being the first).
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    In the 2006 season, Favre suffered his first career shutout against the Chicago Bears.
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    Despite earlier comments that the 2006 season would be his last, Favre announced in a press conference on May 6, 2006, that he had not ruled out the possibility of returning beyond the 2006 season.
    However, on April 26, 2006, Favre announced that he would remain with the team for the 2006 season.
  • 2005
    Age 35
    For the 2005 season, the Packers, despite throwing for over 3,000 yards for a record 14th consecutive time, Favre had a below average season with only 20 touchdown passes and a league-leading 29 interceptions.
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    Favre elected to continue to play in the 2005 season.
    In late August 2005, Favre's family suffered another setback: Hurricane Katrina blew through Mississippi, destroying his family's home there; however, none of his family members were injured.
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  • 2004
    Age 34
    Soon after in 2004, Favre's wife, Deanna Favre, was diagnosed with breast cancer.
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    After the death of his father, a series of events related to Favre's family were reported in the media. In October 2004, ten months after the death of Favre's father, his brother-in-law, Casey Tynes, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle accident on Favre's Mississippi property.
    Also, during the 2004 post-season, he broke Dan Marino's record for consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass in the post season.
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    A notable game in the 2004 season in which Favre and the Packers finished 10–6 was against the New York Giants.
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  • 2003
    Age 33
    One day after his father died of a heart attack or stroke, Favre decided to play in a December 22, 2003, Monday Night Football game against the Oakland Raiders.
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  • 2001
    Age 31
    On March 1, 2001, Favre signed a "lifetime" contract extension, which technically was a 10-year contract extension worth around $100 million.
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    In the regular season finale of 2001, Favre was the target of minor controversy when, in a game against the New York Giants at Giants Stadium, he was sacked by the Giants defensive end Michael Strahan.
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  • 1998
    Age 28
    Favre made a cameo appearance in the 1998 romantic comedy film There's Something About Mary as Cameron Diaz's character's former love interest.
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  • 1996
    Age 26
    Favre married Deanna Tynes on July 14, 1996.
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    Favre led the Packers to their best season in 30 years in the 1996 season, winning his second consecutive MVP award in the process.
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    In May 1996, he went into treatment and remained in rehabilitation for 46 days.
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  • 1994
    Age 24
    Favre also tied an NFL record by passing for at least two touchdowns in twelve consecutive games, a feat he accomplished over the 1994–1995 seasons.
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  • 1992
    Age 22
    In the third game of the 1992 season, Majkowski injured a ligament in his ankle against the Cincinnati Bengals, an injury severe enough that he would be out for four weeks.
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    Favre also started every Green Bay Packers game from September 20, 1992 to January 20, 2008.
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  • 1991
    Age 21
    Wolf, while an assistant to the general manager of the New York Jets, had intended to take Favre in the 1991 NFL draft, but Favre was taken by the Falcons on the previous pick.
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    Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf traded a first-round pick (19th overall, which would be used for Tony Smith) for Favre after the 1991 season.
    On July 19, 1991, Favre agreed to a three-year, US$1.4 million contract with a reported signing bonus of $350,000.
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    Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round, 33rd overall in the 1991 NFL Draft.
    Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall).
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  • 1990
    Age 20
    On July 14, 1990, before the start of Favre's senior year at Southern Miss, he was involved in a near-fatal car accident.
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  • 1989
    Age 19
    In his junior season, Favre led the Golden Eagles to an upset of Florida State (then ranked sixth in the nation) on September 2, 1989.
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  • 1987
    Age 17
    After high school, Southern Mississippi offered Favre a scholarship (the only one he received). Southern Miss wanted him to play defensive back, but Favre wanted to play quarterback instead. Favre began his freshman year as the seventh-string quarterback and took over the starting position in the second half of the third game of the year against Tulane on September 19, 1987.
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  • 1969
    Born on October 10, 1969.
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