May 15, 2013 |
Brett Favre spent 16 years with the Green Bay Packers, leading the team to one Lombardi trophy, two Super Bowl appearances, four NFC championship games and 160 overall victories. Sure, things came to a messy end when his indecision about retirement led the team to trade him to the New York Jets. And, sure, he ended up leading bitter division rival Minnesota to the NFC championship game a year later. But in many people's eyes Favre will always be associated with the Packers. And team President and Chief Executive Mark Murphy says the Packers want to take that a step further.
September 30, 2009 |
Over the course of his illustrious career, Brett Favre has defeated 31 of 32 NFL teams. The only team he hasn't beaten? The Green Bay Packers, of course. Monday, he'll get his first chance, as Minnesota plays host to Favre's former team in a much-anticipated matchup. Favre, who has more interceptions than any quarterback in league history, has been picked off just once this season. He had several dangerous throws last Sunday, however, before tossing the winning touchdown pass against San Francisco with two seconds to play.
October 19, 2010 |
The scene had a much different feel a year ago when Brett Favre rolled back into Green Bay and threw four touchdown passes to lead Minnesota to victory at Lambeau Field. Now, the quarterback is dealing with problems off the field ? he met with NFL security Tuesday over the alleged texting of X-rated photos of himself ? and inconsistency on it. At 41, he's looking closer to his age, and the Vikings (2-3) are looking to claw their way back to .500. Since that road victory, the Vikings are 0-6 away from home, with two of those losses in overtime, including the NFC championship game at New Orleans.
October 28, 2010 |
Brett Favre missed his second straight day of practice for the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, but he walked around the team's facility without the oversized boot that had been protecting an injury that is putting his league-record streak of 291 consecutive starts streak in jeopardy. The 41-year-old quarterback limped through the locker room with a heavy wrap on his ankle, which was injured in a loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. Asked if he thought he could play against New England, Favre said, "I wouldn't put anything past me, to be honest with you. " Favre has a stress fracture in the ankle as well as an avulsion fracture in the heel bone, where a fragment has been torn away by a tendon or ligament.
January 26, 2010 |
After his pounding by the New Orleans Saints, Brett Favre might be sporting as much purple today as he did Sunday. . . . As Deion Sanders of the NFL Network said of Favre's postgame appearance, "He looks like a [ Floyd ] Mayweather opponent." . . . At least he was on his feet. . . . Favre enjoyed perhaps his greatest season at 40 because he avoided the type of unnecessary risk that doomed the Minnesota Vikings against the Saints. . . . Old habits die hard.
August 18, 2010 |
Say what you will about Brett Favre's ceaseless dramatics, the NFL is more interesting when he's playing.… Equally compelling to Green Bay Packers fans, of course, would be for Aaron Rodgers & Co. to derail Favre's Super Bowl aspirations with the Minnesota Vikings. … It could easily happen. A player putting eraser to paper should not be the enduring image of a major international sports event.… Golf looked silly Sunday, but rules are rules.
August 17, 2010 |
The 40-year-old quarterback who has created so much "Favre magic" is headed for a career hat trick. Brett Favre appears to be coming back for a third time since announcing his NFL retirement in 2008. Favre flew to Minnesota on Tuesday aboard a private jet, along with three Vikings teammates dispatched to Hattiesburg, Miss., to plead for his return. A year ago, it was Vikings Coach Brad Childress who chauffeured the quarterback back to team headquarters. This time it was Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell, Favre's close friend since their days together with Green Bay. Three helicopters from local television stations hovered over Longwell's black BMW SUV on the drive to the facility.
August 4, 2010 |
Brett Favre has not decided whether he will play for the Minnesota Vikings this season, and Wednesday he denied sending text messages to teammates that said he will call it quits. Reports on Tuesday said Favre had begun telling Vikings personnel, including teammates, that he would not play in 2010. Coach Brad Childress dismissed the reports Tuesday, saying he hadn't heard directly from Favre on the subject. Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell and Favre's agent, Bus Cook, said Wednesday that Favre plans to return to the team if he is healthy.
August 20, 2010 |
Brett Favre will start at quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings in their exhibition game at San Francisco on Sunday and play a series or two, Coach Brad Childress said Friday in Eden Prairie, Minn. Favre, who returned to the Vikings on Tuesday after weeks of uncertainty about whether he would retire, said he needs to be in a game. "There's no substitute for calling plays in the huddle in a real game environment, and the only way I'm going to get the speed of the game down is being in games," he said.