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QB BRETT FAVRE #4
6' 2" 222 lbs. Southern Mississippi

Exp: 16th NFL Season, 15th Packers Season
Age: 37
Acquired: Trade 1992 (Atl)
Current Status: Active Roster
  • The NFL's only three-time MVP (1995-97), ranks second in league’s four major categories: touchdowns (396), completions (4,678), attempts (7,610) and yards (53,615)
  • Stands alone at third on the all-time QB wins list with 139, behind only John Elway (148) and Dan Marino (147). With a 139-82 record, holds the seventh-highest winning percentage (.629) among starters who have begun their careers since the 1970 league merger (min. 100 starts)
  • Possesses a 40-4 home record including playoffs when the kickoff temperature is 34 or below; owns an impressive 92.0 passer rating in those contests
  • Has started 221 consecutive games (241 including playoffs), an NFL record for a QB; made his 200th straight start Nov. 29, 2004, in Monday night win over St. Louis, a day proclaimed as “Brett Favre Day” in Wisconsin by Governor Jim Doyle
  • First NFL completion was to
  • himself, the quarterback snaring his own deflected aerial for minus-7 yards in contest at Tampa Bay Sept. 13, 1992
  • Established the 'Brett Favre Fourward Foundation’ in 1996; in conjunction with his annual golf tournament, celebrity softball game and fundraising dinners, foundation has donated more than $2.2 million to charities in his home state of Mississippi as well as to those in his adopted state of Wisconsin
  • Favre Fourward Foundation in 2005 took on an additional cause as a supporter of Hurricane Katrina relief; more than $950,000 has been raised as of April 18, 2006, to be used in the state’s three gulf coast counties: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson
  • An avid golfer, possesses a handicap in the "one to two" range, down from a 15 as recently as 1998; participated in 2005 U.S. Bank Championship pro-am and charity shootout at Milwaukee’s Brown Deer Park golf course, the site of the annual PGA tour stop
  • His high school, Hancock North Central (Kiln, Miss.), honored him in May 2004 by renaming its field, ‘Brett Favre Field,’ and unveiling a life-sized statue of the quarterback at the stadium’s entrance. The school previously had retired his jersey (No. 10) in 1993
Pro Summary
  • A certain first-ballot Hall of Famer, Brett Favre in 2006 embarks upon his 15th season in his adopted city of Green Bay
  • Among the most exciting players in pro football annals ever to line up at quarterback, Favre, now in his 16th NFL campaign, stands as one of the game’s most productive signal callers
  • Ranks second on the NFL’s all-time lists for passing yards (53,615), attempts (7,610), completions (4,678) and touchdowns (396), all behind the prolific Dan Marino
  • With 139 victories as quarterback, ranks third behind John Elway (148) and Marino (147)
  • Celebrated even more than his prodigious numbers is his legendary durability
  • Upon taking over the reigns as the Green and Gold’s signal caller Sept. 20, 1992, has started the ensuing 221 contests, a record for NFL quarterbacks and, astoundingly, the fourth-longest recorded streak in league annals
  • During 14 campaigns under center for Green Bay, has led Packers to 10 postseason appearances, including six division crowns, three NFC Championship Games, two Super Bowls and a World Championship with a victory in Super Bowl XXXI
  • The former Southern Mississippi leader’s success is partially attributed to a commanding knowledge of his offense, astute observation of countless defenses designed to stop him and physical ability – especially renowned arm strength
  • But his legacy transcends the passes, the touchdowns and the statistics: the inspiring leader will go down as one of the most beloved players of his generation
  • The swashbuckling Southerner embodies the heart of America’s favorite game
  • Stands as one of the most respected players among his peers and coaches, as well
  • His hard-working approach and down-to-earth attitude appeals to football fans across the nation
  • Favre once again topped the Harris Poll, in a survey of American sports fans, as the nation’s favorite football player in 2006 and placed third among all sports figures, behind Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan
  • The quarterback earlier topped the 2003 and ’04 Harris Polls and placed second to the Colts’ Peyton Manning in ’05
  • In another measure of his popularity, in 2006 he ranked first among active NFL players in Sports QScore, a prominent rating survey conducted for marketing and advertising purposes; overall he trailed only Woods and Jordan
  • His legendary grit was saluted twice recently as well
  • In February 2004, he was named as the No. 1 'Toughest Athlete in Sports' by USA Today
  • Then, transcending sports, in the March 2004 issue of Men's Journal, he was chosen as the No. 1 'Toughest Guy in America' on the basis of his “fearlessness, perseverance, a willingness to take risk, a tolerance for pain and even a dash of modesty”
  • In further similar documentation, a 2005 nationwide vote of more than a half-million viewers for The Discovery Channel’s special, ‘100 Greatest Americans,’ ranked Favre No. 89
    CONSISTENTLY ONE OF THE BEST
  • At the top of his game throughout his career, he is one of the most worthy adversaries for defensive coordinators
  • As recently as 2004, helped the Packers to establish all-time franchise records for total net yards (6,357), net yards passing (4,449), first downs (354) and completions (382) as Green Bay finished third among NFL offenses; his output included a combination of 4,000-plus yards and 30 TDs, the third such season in his distinguished career
  • His TD total ranked fourth in the league and his yardage total fifth
  • Selected as an alternate for the 2004 Pro Bowl, his eighth such honor, one short of Forrest Gregg's team record of nine Pro Bowl appearances
  • Known for his strong practice habits, coaches consider him a fine example for younger players, even now in his later seasons
  • Execution in practice is legendary, oftentimes working through a session without a ball touching the ground
    AMONG ALL-TIME GREATS
  • Long considered one of the NFL’s best ever, he ranks high on a number of the league’s all-time lists
  • Ranks 12th in NFL history with a career passer rating of 86.0
  • Over the course of 2005, extended three other NFL records and established two more
  • He padded three streaks: seasons with at least 20 TD passes (12), seasons with at least 300 completions (14) and seasons with at least 3,000 yards passing (14), and broke away from previous NFL-record holder Marino (13) with 3,000 yards in a 14th overall season
  • Plus, Favre eclipsed Elway's single-stadium TD pass record (180 at Mile High Stadium), improving his Lambeau Field total to 189
  • Is one of only four quarterbacks in league history to post as many as four 4,000-yard seasons (also doing so in 1995, '98-99); Marino (6), Peyton Manning (6) and Warren Moon (4) are the others
  • With four 300-yard passing performances in 2005, now has 45 such career outings – tops among active NFL players
  • Is the NFL's most accurate passer among those with at least 6,000 career attempts, his 61.5 career completion percentage placing him substantially ahead of No. 2 Marino (59.4 percent)
  • A testament to his consistently high production level, his completions, attempts, yards and touchdown totals are tops in the league over the past 15 seasons (1991-2005)
  • Along the way, he has solidified his standing among the game's all-time elite by earning the NFL's 'MVP' honor a record three times, capturing the Associated Press award over the 1995, 1996 and 1997 seasons; he was runner-up in 2002 as well
  • Honored in “co-status” with the Detroit Lions' Barry Sanders in 1997, he became the first player in league history to win the award three times, let alone in three consecutive years
  • Incomparability of the strong-armed Southerner is further evidenced by his selection in 2000 to the 1990s NFL All-Decade second team as voted by the Pro Football Hall of Fame Selection Committee
  • Also ranked as the ninth-best player in 'NFL Player of the Century' voting, which was conducted on nfl.com during the 1999 season
  • Collaborated with former Packers wide receiver Antonio Freeman for 57 touchdown passes from 1995-2001, the sixth-best such duo in NFL history
  • With it being impossible for someone to better it, will be the permanent possessor of at least one all-time NFL record – that for longest pass completion – as he hooked up with wideout Robert Brooks for a 99-yard score in a 1995 game at Chicago
  • In 2003 became part of the second-longest rush in NFL annals, handing off to Ahman Green on a play that resulted in a 98-yard TD, vs. Denver in the season finale
    WILL FINISH AS A PACKER
  • Will finish his career in Green Bay after signing a “lifetime” contract on March 1, 2001
  • Then-head coach Mike Sherman, calling the signing day “historic,” commented on the uniqueness of Favre's relationship with the Packers' organization and fans, saying, “No player in the NFL identifies, or is more closely linked to, a specific team like Brett Favre is to the Green Bay Packers. He embodies the spirit and character of Packer fans everywhere. I do not think there is a player in the NFL that experiences a relationship with the fans like Brett Favre does. That is very, very special.”
  • Favre echoed the sentiment, saying, “I enjoy it here. I don't want to move. I enjoy the fans and I just want to stay. I couldn't envision myself playing for another team.”
    A WINNER
  • Throughout his career, has disdained talk of statistics, concerning himself most with his team’s victories
  • Ranks alone at third on the all-time QB wins list with 139, behind only Elway (148) and Marino (147)
  • From 1992-2004, won at least eight games an NFL-record 13 consecutive seasons, substantially better than the next closest player, Ken Stabler, who had eight straight .500-or-better seasons from 1973-80
  • Also has led the Packers to an NFL-best 139-82 record since taking over as the starter in the fourth week of the 1992 season; the winning percentage, .629, is the seventh highest since the 1970 league merger (min. 100 starts)
  • Is the possessor of an .782 winning percentage (86-24) at home as a starter, fifth to Terry Bradshaw (.848, 67-12), Roger Staubach (.831, 49-10), Elway (95-23) and Danny White (.787, 37-10) among starters who have begun their careers since 1967 (min. 25 home starts)
  • His record as a leader consists of 10 playoff berths, including a club-record six in a row (1993-98), three straight NFC Central Division crowns (1995-97), three NFC North Division titles in a row (2002-04), three consecutive NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997) and back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, including a 35-21 victory over New England in Super Bowl XXXI, returning the Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay for the first time in 29 years
  • Upon defeating Chicago in December of 2000, became the third-fastest player in the NFL since 1970 to reach 100 regular-season victories, doing so in his 153rd career start; only Joe Montana (139) and Bradshaw (147) got to the century mark quicker over the past 34 years
  • Since 1992, holds a 46-17 record (.730) in regular-season games after Dec. 1, the fourth-best mark among NFL starters who have begun their careers since 1970 (min. 20 starts); Tom Brady (.826, 19-4), Joe Theismann (.783, 18-5) and Montana (.756, 34-11) rank just ahead
  • Owns 35 career fourth-quarter or overtime comebacks (which includes three postseason contests)
  • A game conductor of the highest caliber, has led the Packers to a nearly perfect 53-2 regular-season record since 1992 in games where they have more rushing attempts than passing attempts
    DOMINANTLY DURABLE
  • As indestructable as football players come, has started an NFL-quarterback-record 221 consecutive regular-season contests (241 including playoffs) – 93 games (equivalent of better than five-and-a-half seasons) more than the next closest streak among league QBs all-time, 128 by Manning (1998-2005); his streak is the league’s longest active skein (by nearly six seasons) among all
  • Played much of the 2003 season with a broken thumb on his right (throwing) hand
  • In 2005 surpassed No. 6 Gene Upshaw (207, 1967-81) and the No. 4 streaks, shared by Fred Cox (210, 1963-77) and Jim Otto (210, 1960-74)
  • Actually has played in 223 consecutive regular-season contests, having seen action in two contests as a reserve leading into his starting streak
  • Eight more signal callers made their initial NFL start in 2005, meaning that a total of 191 league quarterbacks have opened a game since Favre began his starting streak Sept. 27, 1992
  • Furthermore, he is the only athlete in the four major sports to have started every game for the same team since Sept. 27, 1992, having been presented his opportunity the previous week when Don Majkowski suffered strained ligaments in his left ankle midway through the first quarter of Cincinnati contest
  • During his remarkable run, 15 different quarterbacks have served as his backup in Green Bay; chronologically, they are Majkowski (1992), Ty Detmer (1992-95), Mark Brunell (1993-94), T.J. Rubley (1995), Bob Gagliano (1995), Doug Pederson (1995-98, 2001-04), Jim McMahon (1995-96), Steve Bono (1997), Rick Mirer (1998), Matt Hasselbeck (1999-2000), Aaron Brooks (1999), Danny Wuerffel (2000), Henry Burris (2001), Craig Nall (2002-05) and Aaron Rodgers (2005); only five times over the course of his streak has a backup had to complete a game due to injury – Oct. 20, 1994, at Minnesota (hip), when Brunell wrapped up the contest; Nov. 5, 1995, at Minnesota (ankle), when Detmer subbed in before injuring his thumb and giving way to Rubley; Nov. 12, 2000, at Tampa Bay (ankle), when Hasselbeck was called upon to finish the game; Oct. 20, 2002, vs. Washington (knee), when Pederson completed the contest; and Oct. 3, 2004, vs. the New York Giants (concussion), when Pederson took over before suffering a rib injury and Nall finished the game
    TOUCHDOWN PRODUCER
  • Astonishingly productive in firing touchdown passes, in 2005 he padded his NFL record with at least 20 TD passes in 12 seasons
  • In 2004, he extended his own NFL record with his eighth career season of 30-or-more touchdown passes – twice as many as any other quarterback in league history (Marino, with four, stands second)
  • As recently as 2004, finished fourth in the NFL in TD passes, behind the Colts’ Manning (49), the Vikings’ Daunte Culpepper (39) and the Eagles’ Donovan McNabb (31)
  • Also that season stretched his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 36 games – a franchise record and the second-longest streak in league history, behind only the 47-game string of Johnny Unitas (1956-60); string ended Dec. 5 at Philadelphia
  • With a four-TD performance in 2005, has authored 19 such career games, good for second place in NFL history for most career games with four-or-more TD passes, behind only Marino (21)
  • Now has 56 career games where he has thrown three-or-more TD passes, second to only Marino (62) in NFL history
  • Now owns the NFL’s single-stadium TD pass record with 189 at Lambeau Field, surpassing Elway; Elway threw 180 at Mile High Stadium
  • Authored 24 TD passes at Chicago’s Soldier Field, owning sole possession of fourth on that stadium’s all-time list, behind three Bears quarterbacks: Erik Kramer (38), Jim McMahon (37) and Jim Harbaugh (28)
  • According to Elias Sports Bureau, he finished 2005 averaging the second most touchdown passes per game (1.76, 396 TDs in 225 games) in league history, just behind No. 1 Manning (1.91, 244-128)
  • Has 51 career TD passes against the Bears, the third most all-time by a QB against an opponent
  • Owns NFL record (since 1970) for most consecutive games with a TD pass vs. a single opponent by throwing for a score in 26 straight games against the Bears (1992-2004)
  • Dependable in his production of scoring strikes, has thrown for at least one TD in 192 of his 223 career games with Green Bay, failing to do so in only 21 games since the start of the 1995 season
    ALL-TIME PACKERS
  • Ranks first in most seasons leading the team in yards passing (14), having broken Bart Starr’s franchise record (12) in 2004
  • Also is the club’s all-time leader with 223 games played, passing Starr (196) during the ’04 season
  • Now holds 30 team records, among them career touchdowns (396), pass attempts (7,606), completions (4,678) and yards passing (53,615)
  • Has now played in 14 seasons with Green Bay, tying Gregg (14; 1956, 1958-70); Ray Nitschke (15; 1958-72) and Starr (16; 1956-71) are the only former Packers to have played more
  • Began his streak of 223 straight games played with second-half, mop-up duty in a 1992 loss to the Buccaneers, he then replaced the injured Majkowski the next week against Cincinnati, leading Green Bay to a come-from-behind victory, before initiating his amazing streak of 221 consecutive starting assignments vs. Pittsburgh on Sept. 27, 1992
    COLD WEATHER EXCELLENCE
  • Born and raised in the South, goes against conventional wisdom by performing well in the cold
  • At home, now holds a 40-4 record including playoffs when the kickoff temperature is 34 degrees or below; possesses an impressive 92.0 passer rating in those 44 cold-weather games, based on 866 completions in 1,394 attempts (62.1 percent) for 10,028 yards and 78 TDs, 35 INTs
    PLAYOFFS
  • In the postseason, has thrown a touchdown pass in an NFL-record 16 consecutive games (1995-2004)
  • Ranks second on the NFL's all-time list for postseason touchdown passes; his 34 places him behind only Montana (45)
  • Ranks third all-time in postseason yards passing, with 4,902; Elway (4,964) and Montana (5,772) are the only players above him
  • Ranks second on NFL’s all-time postseason completions list (401) and third on the attempts list (663)
  • Owns the club's all-time postseason record for service with 20 games played
  • Owner of 13 club postseason marks overall, while sharing in one
2005 SeasonBack To Top
  • Started all 16 games for the 13th consecutive season, stretching his consecutive starts streak to 221 (241 including playoffs), an NFL record among quarterbacks, and the fourth-longest among recorded streaks
  • Completed 372 of 607 attempts – both career highs, Packers records and the league's highest marks in 2005 – for an NFC-high 3,881 yards, with 20 TDs and 29 INTs, a passer rating of 70.9
  • Also had 62 rushing yards (on 18 attempts), more than the 51 he had in the previous two seasons combined, thanks in part to his offseason regimen with former Notre Dame strength and conditioning coach Ken Kroener at Favre's Mississippi home
  • Over the course of 2005, padded three streaks: seasons with at least 20 TD passes (12), seasons with at least 300 completions (14) and seasons with at least 3,000 yards passing (14)
  • Also engineered his 2,500th drive
  • A trying preseason served as a harbinger for the most difficult campaign of his 15-year career
  • Learned Aug. 30 that Hurricane Katrina had wiped out his childhood home in Kiln, Miss., along with many of his personal trophies and awards, but more importantly didn't claim the lives any of his numerous family members on the Gulf Coast
  • Reached his mother, Bonita, with the help of a Houston TV station one day after the storm
  • Worked with fellow-Mississippian Steve McNair to gather supplies for victims; had his donations flown on the Packers' team charter to Nashville for preseason finale (Sept. 1), then trucked them to Mississippi
  • From the team's season-opening roster, injuries struck two of his top three receivers, two of his top three tight ends, all three of his running backs (as well as a fourth) and his starting center
  • Placing the mounting pressure firmly on his own shoulders, threw a league-leading and career-high 29 interceptions and finished with a career-low 70.9 passer rating
  • Played without Javon Walker, his primary deep threat coming off a career year, for all but the first 37 minutes of the season
  • Also lost No. 3 wideout Robert Ferguson for five full games and parts of others, top running back Ahman Green to a season-ending injury in Game 6, Green's backup Najeh Davenport for the year in Game 5 and top tight end Bubba Franks for six games
  • Completed passes to 18 players, two more than his previous career high (16 in 1998) and one shy of the team record, 19 in 1987, when Green Bay used replacement players in three contests
  • Kicked off his 15th season at Detroit (Sept. 11), completing 27 of 44 for 201 yards, with no touchdowns, two interceptions and two fumbles; was sacked four times in 17-3 loss and saw 75 yards in offensive gains wiped out by penalties, including Walker's third-quarter pass interference on a 55-yard completion that ended the receiver's season (ACL) at the Detroit 3-yard line
  • Green Bay's three points marked its fewest during Favre's starting streak (1992-present)
  • In 26-24 loss vs. Cleveland (Sept. 18), completed 32 of 44 for 342 yards and three TDs, with two interceptions, for a passer rating of 98.9
  • His 20-yard run in the second quarter was his longest since 1999, when he also had a 20-yard rush
  • With a 17-yard completion to Green in the second quarter, became the third ever with 50,000 career passing yards, joining Marino (61,361) and Elway (51,475)
  • Also, with a last-second TD pass to RB Tony Fisher, broke Elway's single-stadium record with his 181st TD pass at Lambeau Field (Elway threw 180 at Mile High Stadium)
  • Led touchdown drives of 80, 96 and 78 yards
  • In the opening quarter, hit Donald Driver on a shallow crossing route, with Driver sprinting the rest of the way for a 42-yard TD
  • On a 96-yard fourth-quarter drive, completed 9 of 10 for 93 yards; finished the drive by pump-faking and then throwing to an open Ferguson in the end zone for a 19-yard score (drive lasted 6 minutes, 20 seconds)
  • On the Packers' final drive, completed six passes for 73 yards, including the 4-yard TD to Fisher
  • Against Tampa Bay (Sept. 25), completed 14 of 24 for 195 yards and two TDs with three INTs
  • On fourth-and-4 in the first quarter, connected with Ferguson on a fly route down the left side for a 37-yard TD, the Packers' first points
  • In the second quarter, found Antonio Chatman on an inside post for a 20-yard touchdown
  • In difficult 32-29, Monday night loss at Carolina (Oct. 3), completed 28 of 47 for 303 yards and four TDs, with one interception, for a 98.1 passer rating
  • In a valiant comeback attempt, rallied the Packers from a 19-point deficit, throwing two TDs and a pair of two-point conversions in the fourth quarter
  • With no timeouts, had the Packers in a position to win on their final drive, but his fourth-and-2 pass to Driver fell incomplete inside the Carolina 40 with a minute left
  • Earlier in the final quarter, threw a 16-yard TD to TE Donald Lee on a one-play drive, capitalizing on a fumble, then hit TE David Martin for the two-point conversion
  • On Green Bay's last TD drive, completed 8 of 12 for 86 yards, capping the march with a sharp 4-yard scoring pass to Chatman, and hitting Ferguson for another two-point conversion
  • Rebounded in 52-3 win vs. New Orleans (Oct. 9), completing 19 of 27 for 215 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a passer rating of 130.9
  • Completed passes to eight receivers
  • In the first quarter, ran for 9 yards on third-and-4, keeping a drive alive that would result in a Davenport score
  • In the second quarter, threw a bullet to Ferguson in the end zone where only Ferguson could catch it, a 25-yard score
  • Later in the quarter, found Martin in the end zone for a 1-yard TD and a 35-3 Green Bay advantage
  • Then, began the second half with a 26-yard touchdown to Lee
  • Was named 'FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week' for Week 5, edging Dallas signal-caller Drew Bledsoe by 20 votes
  • Also in Saints contest, started his 210th consecutive game, matching the fourth-longest streak in recorded NFL history, held by Otto and Cox
  • Surpassed the two in crushing 23-20 loss at Minnesota (Oct. 23), finishing 28 of 36 for 315 yards and two touchdowns, a 121.6 rating
  • Completed his first 13 passes, with his first incompletion coming at the 2-minute mark of the second quarter
  • Led the Packers to their first touchdown drive, which spanned 96 yards, completing all three of his attempts for 77 yards
  • On the drive, hooked up with Ferguson for 44 yards and two plays later hit Driver with a perfectly thrown 22-yard score
  • Later, in the second quarter, completed all four passes for 60 yards in a seven-play drive, ending the series with a 4-yard TD pass to Chatman
  • After Minnesota took a late, 20-17 lead, orchestrated a 56-yard field goal drive that tied the contest with 24 seconds left, but the Vikings won on a 56-yard field goal as time expired
  • Was named 'FedEx Air NFL Player of the Week' for Week 7
  • In bizarre, 21-14 loss at Cincinnati (Oct. 30), completed 26 of 39 for 279 yards with one touchdown and a career-high five interceptions
  • In the process, surpassed Elway and moved into second place all-time in both attempts and yards; the former Broncos passer had 7,250 attempts and 51,475 yards
  • Down 21-7 in the fourth quarter, engineered a 13-play, 88-yard touchdown drive, on which he went 9 of 12 for 87 yards, finishing with a 1-yard scoring toss to Franks
  • Got the ball back at his own 10-yard line with 56 seconds left, and after a 48-yard pass interference and 18-yard pass to Chatman, had the ball at the Cincinnati 28 with 23 seconds on the clock
  • Then, with Favre dropping back, looking for a potential game-tying TD pass, a Bengals fan who had slipped past stadium security guards literally took the ball out of Favre's hands; after several minutes, while security chased down the fan, the Packers' next play resulted in a sack, setting the stage for the final snap, a desperation throw on which officials flagged an exhausted Favre for an illegal forward pass
  • Against Pittsburgh (Nov. 6), went 20 of 35 for 214 yards with one interception in 20-10 loss
  • Did not throw a TD pass at Lambeau Field for the first time since Oct. 20, 2002, a win over Washington in which Favre departed with a knee injury
  • Ended his streak of 24 games (27 including playoffs) with a TD toss at the stadium
  • Quietly led his team to arguably its most impressive 2005 win, a 33-25 triumph at Atlanta (Nov. 13); completed 26 of 39 for 252 yards and one touchdown with one interception
  • Tossed a shovel pass to RB Samkon Gado for the team's second TD in the first quarter
  • In 20-17, Monday night loss vs. Minnesota (Nov. 21), connected on 20 of 33 for 227 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions
  • On the Packers' second drive, in which he completed all four attempts for 62 yards, avoided a tackler and threw to the other side of the field, completing a 30-yard pass to Gado
  • Later in the same drive found Driver streaking to the end zone, a 15-yard TD
  • With 34 seconds remaining in the first half, again hooked up with Driver, this time for a 53-yard score on a catch and run play
  • Paul Edinger for the second time in less than a month hit a last-second field goal to beat Green Bay
  • At Philadelphia (Nov. 27), completed 15 of 33 for 171 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions
  • Ran once for 4 yards, gaining a first down on third-and-3 in the third quarter; the carry marked No. 500 in his career
  • Gave the Packers a 14-10 lead in the second quarter, finding Martin in the back of the end zone for a 13-yard TD
  • At Chicago (Dec. 4), completed 31 of a season-high 58 attempts for 277 yards, with two interceptions and three fumbles (two lost)
  • On the Packers' lone touchdown drive, went 3 of 5 for 30 yards, including a 6-yard completion to Driver on third-and-2 to move the ball to the Chicago 2; Gado scored on a 2-yard run two plays later
  • On Green Bay's drive just before halftime, completed 7 of 8 for 58 yards before throwing an interception to end the series
  • In chilly Sunday night win vs. Detroit (Dec. 11), went 21 of 31 for 170 yards and one interception
  • With a first-quarter completion to Ferguson, set an NFL record by reaching 3,000 yards passing for a 14th overall season, breaking a previous tie with Marino (13, 1984-92, 1994-95, 1997-98)
  • On a first-quarter field goal drive, went 3 of 4 for 29 yards
  • Engineered a game-saving series in the fourth quarter, going 2 of 3 for 34 yards to set up a 39-yard field goal that tied the contest, 13-13
  • Orchestrated the game-winning drive on the only overtime possession, finding William Henderson for 8 yards on third-and-7, and three plays later completing a 17-yard pass to Ferguson, advancing to the Detroit 35; after three Gado runs, Green Bay won the game, 16-13, with a 28-yard field goal
  • Went two straight games without a TD pass for the second time in his career, his first streak since Sept. 26-Oct. 3, 1993
  • In Monday night loss at Baltimore (Dec. 19), completed 14 of 29 attempts for 144 yards and two interceptions
  • Was replaced by Aaron Rodgers toward the end of the third quarter
  • Extended his streak without a TD pass to three games, the longest stretch of his career
  • Was swept in a Chicago season series for the first time in 24-17 loss at Lambeau Field (Dec. 25); went 30 of 51 for 317 yards with four INTs
  • In the fourth quarter, accounted for all 65 yards (5 of 7 passing) on a drive that ended with a 26-yard field goal narrowing the Chicago lead to 24-17
  • On the game's final drive, stunned the NFL's No. 1 defense at the time with a 56-yard pass to Driver, but then was sacked on consecutive plays and ended the contest with a last-second interception
  • In season-ending, 23-17 win vs. former coach Mike Holmgren and the NFC's best team, Seattle (Jan. 1), connected on 21 of 37 for 259 yards with one touchdown, with one interception, on a day in which fans repeatedly chanted "one more year"
  • In the third quarter, hooked up with Chatman for a 9-yard touchdown, giving Favre at least 20 TD passes in 12 straight seasons, extending an NFL record
  • Also sustained the 400th sack of his career
  • With seconds remaining, Sherman inserted Rodgers and an emotional Favre left the field to a stirring ovation from fans and teammates
2004 SeasonBack To Top
  • Concluded his 13th Green Bay season overseeing the league’s third-ranked offense
  • Completed 346 of 540 passes – a 64.1 percent completion percentage, tied for his second best as a pro – for 4,088 yards and 30 touchdowns with 17 interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 92.4 – the fifth-highest mark of his pro career
  • Threw for more than 4,000 yards a fourth time as a professional (and the first time since 1999), standing fifth in the league
  • Authored eight games with a passer rating above 100
  • Opened the season by leading Green Bay to a 24-14 triumph over the defending NFC champion Panthers in Monday night game at Carolina (Sept. 13), completing 15 of 22 passes for 143 yards and one TD, with no interceptions, for a 101.1 passer rating
  • In the home opener with Chicago (Sept. 19), he broke the NFL record (since 1970) for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass vs. a single opponent by throwing for a score in a 25th straight game against the Bears; he had been tied for the league mark with Marino, who had a TD toss in 24 consecutive contests vs. the N.Y. Jets
  • Completed 24 of 42 passes for 252 yards and one TD, with two INTs
  • Became the third quarterback in league history with 4,000 career completions Sept. 26 at Indianapolis
  • Threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns on 30-of-44 passing, without an interception, for a passer rating of 123.1
  • Tied Unitas for the second most four-TD games (17) in NFL history
  • Connected with WR Walker on three touchdowns, the first time he had thrown a trio of TDs to one receiver since Dec. 20, 1998, vs. Tennessee, when he found Freeman on three occasions
  • His 79-yard scoring throw to Walker was a season long, as well as being his longest scoring completion since Nov. 17, 2002, at Minnesota, when he hit Driver for an 84-yard score
  • Found Walker open on fly patterns on two of the TDs and wide open in the end zone for a 12-yard score
  • In the fourth period, placed a ball perfectly for Driver to catch up to it on a deep route and tip-toe into the end zone (27 yards)
  • Suffered bruise to his left hamstring late in contest; with game out of reach, Pederson finished game
  • Playing with a softball-sized bruise on his left hamstring suffered the prior week, completed 12 of 18 passes for 110 yards and one TD vs. the N.Y. Giants (Oct. 3) before leaving the game early in the second half due to a concussion
  • Suffered the injury on the first drive of the third quarter after Giants defensive linemen William Joseph and Keith Washington fell on him; returned two plays later to throw a 28-yard TD strike to Walker on fourth-and-5, the Packers' only score of the game
  • Team doctors subsequently ruled he was not healthy enough to go back into the game and he remained sidelined for the remainder of the contest
  • Returned the following week to launch an unprecedented long-distance streak, completing a pass of at least 44 yards in six consecutive games (Oct. 11-Nov. 21), by far the longest stretch of his career
  • In Monday night game vs. Tennessee (Oct. 11), completed 24 of 44 passes for 338 yards and two TDs with three INTs
  • Both of his scoring strikes were caught by Franks, moving Franks to No. 4 on Favre's all-time receiving touchdown targets list with 20
  • Established a pair of milestones in victory at Detroit (Oct. 17)
  • By taking the Packers’ first offensive snap, he surpassed Starr (196) for No. 1 on the franchise’s all-time games-played list with 197
  • Also moved ahead of Fran Tarkenton (47,003) and into fourth place in career passing yards
  • Played in his 200th NFL game (including the 1991 season with Atlanta), while also making his 100th career home start, in victory over Dallas (Oct. 24)
  • Completed a season-high 79.3 percent of his passes (23 of 29) for 258 yards and a pair of scores, without an interception, giving him a 126.7 passer rating
  • Surpassed Elway (4,123) for No. 2 on the all-time completions list in win at Washington (Oct. 31), completing 20 of 32 passes for 289 yards and one TD, with three INTs, against the ultra-tough Redskins defense
  • Had three completions of over 40 yards: a 41-yarder to Driver on the Packers’ opening drive, a 48-yarder to Ferguson on Green Bay’s first TD drive and a 48-yard catch-and-run to Green on the Packers’ ensuing possession
  • Was named NFC ‘Player of the Month’ for November after helping the Packers to a perfect 3-0 record during a month that saw him lead Green Bay to a pair of comeback victories along with make his 200th consecutive NFL start
  • Completed passes to nine different receivers in leading Green Bay to a 34-31 triumph in initial meeting of the year with the Vikings (Nov. 14), capturing NFC ‘Offensive Player of the Week’ honors
  • Posted a season-high 133.0 passer rating (min. 20 att.) on 20-of-29 passing for 236 yards and four TDs – without a pick
  • Moved into second place in NFL history with his 18th career four-TD game, breaking a tie with Unitas
  • Early in the game, found Walker down the right side of the field on a jump ball, with Walker adjusting to the ball, then taking it into the end zone for a 50-yard score
  • Drove the Packers to victory for the 31st time in his career when tied or behind in the fourth quarter, taking his team down the field for a walk-off field goal after Minnesota rallied from a 14-point deficit to tie the game at 31 with 1:20 remaining
  • Also earned FedEx Air ‘NFL Player of the Week’ honors for his performance against the Vikings
  • Found himself in an even more dire situation a week later at Houston (Nov. 21) in Sunday night game
  • Trailing 13-3, he passed for 201 yards in the final period to bring Green Bay back to victory from a fourth-quarter deficit of 10-or-more points on the road for the first time in 14 years; it also marked his own 32nd game-winning comeback
  • Arched a beautiful, 24-yard touchdown pass to Driver with 12:28 remaining to pull the Packers to within 13-10, completing four of six passes for 81 yards on the drive
  • Took Green Bay 40 yards to a game-tying field goal on its next possession
  • Then, completed 6 of 7 passes for 41 yards (his lone incompletion was a spike to stop the clock) in the final two minutes as he took his team to the Texans’ 28-yard line, allowing Ryan Longwell to squeeze in a 46-yard field goal as time expired to give Green Bay a 16-13 victory
  • Had season highs in attempts (50), completions (33) and yards passing (383) in his first-ever meeting with the Texans, while also contributing with a season-long 17-yard run to pick up a fourth-quarter first down
  • In his 200th consecutive NFL start, threw for three scores, on 18-of-27 passing for 215 yards, without an interception (127.9 passer rating) in Monday night victory over St. Louis (Nov. 29)
  • Was named ‘Snickers Hungriest Player’ for Week 12
  • Nov. 29 also had been proclaimed as “Brett Favre Day” in Wisconsin by Governor Jim Doyle
  • Saw his string of 36 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass – second longest in NFL history – come to an end in loss at Philadelphia (Dec. 5), when he completed 14 of 29 passes for 131 yards, with two interceptions, before being replaced by Nall early in the fourth quarter with Green Bay down 47-3
  • Dealing with difficult wind conditions Dec. 12 vs. Detroit, hit on 19 of 36 passes for 188 yards and one TD, including 16 second-half completions
  • On the Packers' lone touchdown drive, completed six passes for 59 yards, including a 23-yard scoring strike to Driver between a pair of Lions
  • Comeback marked the 33rd time in his career he had rallied the Packers from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win, bringing Green Bay from three points down to a 16-13 victory by directing a pair of field-goal drives, including the game-winner with two seconds left
  • In the ensuing contest vs. Jacksonville (Dec. 19), completed 30 of 44 passes for 367 yards and two TDs, with three INTs
  • Threw for TDs of 32 yards to Driver and 6 yards to Chatman (his first in the NFL), along with a successful two-point conversion to Driver late in the game
  • Overcame extremely adverse situation at Minnesota (Dec. 24) to lead Green Bay to its third straight NFC North title (Dec. 24)
  • Having just thrown an interception deep in his own territory that Vikings LB Chris Claiborne returned 15 yards for a touchdown to put Minnesota up 31-24 with 8:18 remaining, rallied his team to 10 unanswered points to steal the division crown away from the Packers’ archrival
  • First directed a 13-play, 80-yard TD drive to tie the score at 31 with 3:34 left on the clock, converting a pair of third downs as well as throwing for the 3-yard score to Driver on fourth down
  • Then, with 1:35 remaining and two timeouts, took Green Bay 76 yards in 11 plays to the Vikings’ 11, from where Longwell booted a 29-yard field goal as time expired; just prior to the game-winning kick, hung in there against a Minnesota blitz, releasing the ball just before being drilled by Vikings S Brian Russell, then watching as Walker pivoted 31 yards up the right sideline
  • Completed 30 of 43 passes for 365 yards and three TDs, with one INT, for a 109.2 passer rating in NFC North title game, earning FedEx Air ‘NFL Player of the Week’ honors in the process
  • Also moved past Moon (49,325) and into third place on the NFL’s all-time passing yards list in Vikings contest
  • Went over 4,000 yards passing for the fourth time and reached the 30-TD plateau for an NFL-record eighth time as a pro at Chicago (Jan. 2) before exiting regular-season finale midway through the second quarter
  • Completed nine of 13 attempts for 196 yards and a pair of TDs
  • 2004 PLAYOFFS: Extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive postseason games with a touchdown pass to 16 in NFC Wild Card contest with Minnesota (Jan. 9)
  • Completed 22 of 33 passes for 216 yards and one TD, but was intercepted four times
  • Moved past Marino (385) and into second place on the all-time NFL postseason completions list with 401
  • Additionally surpassed Elway (651) for No. 3 on the all-time playoff passing attempts list with 663
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  • Played in all 16 games despite fracturing the thumb on his right (throwing) hand early in the team's seventh contest, at St. Louis (Oct. 19), leaving him in considerable pain for at least the next month and needing to wear a protective splint on the thumb for the balance of the year
  • Led Green Bay to its ninth playoff appearance and fifth division title (second in a row) in his 13th year leading the club
  • Was selected to his eighth career Pro Bowl (1992-93, 1995-97, 2001-03), tying him with Willie Wood for the second-most selections in team history (behind Gregg’s nine), though he later was forced to withdraw due to broken thumb on his throwing hand
  • Also was named to the All-NFC team of Pro Football Weekly and 'Snickers Hungriest Player of the Year'
  • Along the way, he helped the Packers to 442 points, the second-highest total in franchise history, behind only the 456 scored by the 1996 Super Bowl champions
  • Finished second in the NFC in passer rating (90.4), completing 308 of a career-low 471 passing attempts – a career-best and franchise-record 65.4 completion percentage (also first in the NFC) – for 3,361 yards and an NFL-best 32 TDs, with 21 interceptions
  • Authored six games with a passer rating of 100 or better
  • Packers’ offense became the NFL’s first unit to: rush for at least 2,500 yards, pass for at least 3,300 yards, complete at least 65 percent of passes, rush for at least 18 TDs and pass for at least 32 TDs
  • Also started the club's two postseason games, completing 41 of his 66 passes for 499 yards and three TDs with one INT
  • Rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit or tie to win on four 2003 occasions – Nov. 2 at Minnesota, Nov. 16 at Tampa Bay, Dec. 14 at San Diego and Jan. 4 vs. Seattle in the playoffs
  • Captured NFC 'Offensive Player of the Month' honors for December, when he completed 79 of 117 passes for 1,003 yards and 10 touchdowns, including a pair of four-TD games (his first since the '99 season), with only three interceptions, in leading Green Bay to a 4-0 record and 144 points during the month – an average of 36 points per game
  • Turned in one of the most memorable performances of his career – and in the history of Monday Night Football – in 41-7 victory at Oakland (Dec. 22), playing with a heavy heart one day after the sudden death of his father (Irvin)
  • Completed 22 of 30 passes (73.3 percent) for 399 yards and four TDs, without an interception, against the Raiders – for a team-record 154.9 passer rating
  • Threw for a career-best 311 yards in the first half, including TDs of 22 yards to Wesley Walls, 23 and 43 yards to Walker and 6 yards to Martin, as the Packers opened up a 31-7 halftime advantage
  • His initial touchdown pass to Walker (and second of the game), late in the first quarter of the Oakland contest, gave him 343 for his career and pushed him past Tarkenton into second place on the NFL's all-time list
  • With his receivers making an extra effort to catch every pass thrown on the heels of his personal tragedy, he also completed passes that night of 47 and 27 yards to Ferguson, of 46 yards to Walker, of 32 and 41 yards to Driver and of 32 yards to Fisher
  • Was named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week,' 'Snickers Hungriest Player' and 'FedEx Air Player of the Week' in recognition of his game for the ages vs. Oakland
  • His performance in the contest earned the ESPN ESPY’s 2004 ‘Best Moment’
  • A week earlier at San Diego (Dec. 14), he also had thrown for four TDs, including a pair of second-half scores to Ferguson in the Packers' come-from-behind 38-21 win
  • Completed 23 of 33 passes (70.0 percent) for 278 yards against the Chargers, with only one interception, he also broke Cecil Isbell's long-standing team record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass (22), connecting with Driver just before halftime for a score in his 23rd straight contest
  • During the second half of the Chargers game and the first half of the Oakland contest, at one point had completed 17 of 18 passes, including his first nine against the Raiders
  • Broke Gregg's franchise record for consecutive games played in comeback victory over Chicago (Dec. 7) by suiting up for his 188th straight contest
  • Completed two-thirds of his passes (22-33) for 210 yards and one TD with one INT in 34-21, rematch win over the Bears
  • Began the year with season highs for attempts (41) and completions (25), for 248 yards and one TD, in opening-day game with Minnesota (Sept. 7), but was charged with a season-high four INTs
  • Rebounded to help lead 31-6 win over Detroit (Sept. 14) with a pair of touchdown passes
  • Connected on his final four throws of Lions contest, he followed that up by hitting on his first 10 passes at Arizona (Sept. 14) to match the longest streak of consecutive completions in his pro career – 14 – done previously Sept. 10, 2000, at Buffalo
  • Shined in the Soldier Field rededication game, Sept. 29 at Chicago, throwing for three scores in 38-23 triumph
  • Completed a season-best 76.0 percent of his passes (19-25) in ensuing 35-13 victory over Seattle (Oct. 5), defeating his former head coach, Holmgren, for the first time
  • Matched his season high with 25 completions (on 36 attempts) against Kansas City (Oct. 12), throwing for 272 yards and two TDs with one INT
  • Performed well in domes over the next two games
  • Posted a 104.7 passer rating in contest at St. Louis (Oct. 19) despite playing almost the entire game with a broken thumb on his throwing hand
  • Fractured his right thumb on the first series of Rams contest when he hit the shoulder pad of guard Mike Wahle while following through on his second pass attempt of the game
  • Eschewing the initial recommendation of surgery to place pins in his thumb for proper healing of the bone, a procedure that would have sidelined him 4-6 weeks, returned after the Packers' bye week to play in Sunday night game at Minnesota (Nov. 2)
  • Threw for three touchdowns, including a pair to Walker, in leading Green Bay to a 30-27 triumph over the Vikings
  • Had a 105.4 passer rating in rematch with Minnesota
  • Deferred to the Packers' strong running game over the next several games
  • Hit on 14 of 22 attempts for 109 yards, with one TD and one INT, in Monday night contest vs. Philadelphia (Nov. 10)
  • Opened the scoring with a 5-yard shovel pass touchdown to Fisher at Tampa Bay (Nov. 16), but had season lows in completion percentage (46.4 percent) and yards passing (92) while directing 20-13 victory over the Buccaneers
  • Attempted a season-low 15 passes (completing 10) in 20-10 victory over San Francisco (Nov. 23), but made his first throw a memorable one, finding Walker for a 66-yard touchdown up the left sideline on the third play of the game
  • Threw for 138 yards and two TDs against the 49ers, though he was intercepted three times
  • Also was responsible for three interceptions four days later in Thanksgiving Day meeting with the Lions in Detroit (Nov. 27), when he had nearly 300 yards (296) on 23-of-37 passing, including a 45-yard TD to Walker among a pair of scoring throws
  • 2003 PLAYOFFS: Established new NFL record for consecutive postseason games with a touchdown pass Jan. 4, 2004, vs. Seattle in Wild Card playoff contest, when he found Franks down the seam for a 23-yard score late in the second quarter
  • Went on to efficiently lead Green Bay to a 33-27, overtime triumph over the Seahawks, throwing for 319 yards on 26-of-38 passing – without an INT – for a passer rating of 102.9
  • Threw a pair of first-quarter touchdown passes (covering 40 and 17 yards) to Ferguson (extending his league record to 15 straight postseason games with a TD), as well as a 44-yard aerial to Walker that set up a go-ahead field goal early in the final period, in Divisional playoff game at Philadelphia (Jan. 11)
  • Finished Eagles contest with 15 completions in 28 attempts for 180 yards and two TDs with one interception
  • Had a fourth-quarter passer rating of 102.5 during the postseason (12-15-129-0-0)
  • Was again voted as one of six playoff captains by his teammates
2002 SeasonBack To Top
  • Led Green Bay to its fourth division title and eighth playoff berth in his first 11 seasons with Green Bay
  • Chosen NFL ‘Player of the Year’ by Sports Illustrated
  • Received NFL MVP recognition from the Dallas Morning News
  • Was voted to the Pro Bowl (as a starter) for the seventh time in 11 seasons with Green Bay, though he later was forced to withdraw due to the foot/ankle/knee injuries from the season that had taken their toll
  • For the second year in a row, was the leading vote-getter in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl, picking up 930,270 votes – 182,973 more than second-place Priest Holmes (747,297)
  • Also was a second-team All-Pro selection of AP, named All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly and chosen as NFC ‘Offensive Player of the Year’ by the Kansas City Committee of 101
  • Led the NFC in passing attempts (551) and completions (341); he also was tied for the conference lead (with the Saints’ Brooks) in touchdown passes (27)
  • Finished third in the NFC in passing yards with 3,658, while ranking fifth in the conference in passer rating (85.6) and fourth in completion percentage (61.9)
  • Also rushed 25 times for 73 yards
  • Posted a passer rating of 100-or-more in six games, second most in the NFL in 2002
  • Enjoyed a 111.3 passer rating in 37-34, overtime triumph over the Falcons (Sept. 8), completing 25 of 36 passes for 284 yards and two TDs, without an interception
  • Threw for 357 yards in leading Packers to 37-31 victory at Detroit in Ford Field opener (Sept. 22), while registering season highs in both attempts (47) and completions (31), for three TDs with one INT, a 101.1 passer rating
  • Found Driver for the game-winning, 22-yard TD pass with 4:10 remaining in eventual 17-14 win over Carolina (Sept. 29); connected on 18 of 32 throws for 200 yards and one touchdown with one interception against the Panthers
  • Was especially sharp in 34-21, Monday night triumph at Chicago (Oct. 7), throwing for a season-high 359 yards on 22-of-33 passing, including career-best yardage in both the first quarter (180) and first half (287; subsequently surpassed), to garner NFC ‘Offensive Player of the Week’ honors
  • Connected with Driver on an 85-yard TD strike – tied for the longest play from scrimmage in the NFC in 2002 – to open the scoring in win over the Bears, among three touchdown passes on the night (all in the first half), while not being intercepted; enjoyed a season-best 133.3 passer rating while surpassing the 40,000-yard mark for career passing yards
  • Put three passing touchdowns on the board a second straight week in 28-10 victory at New England (Oct. 13), posting a 114.3 passer rating as he completed 17 of 27 passes for 147 yards and was not intercepted for the second consecutive game
  • In win over the Patriots, he also became the fourth player in NFL history to throw 300 career touchdown passes – doing so with an 8-yard pass to Green late in the second quarter – tying, then surpassing, No. 3 Elway (300) in the process
  • Completed 11 of 14 passes for 89 yards against Washington (Oct. 20) before departing early in the third quarter, when he sprained the lateral collateral ligament in his left knee while being sacked by the Redskins’ LaVar Arrington
  • Playing with a brace to protect his knee and a week off due to the Packers’ bye, came back and led Green Bay to a hard-fought, 24-10 Monday night win over a tough Miami defense (Nov. 4), completing 16 of 25 passes for 187 yards and one TD with one INT – an 83.2 passer rating
  • Threw for a then-career-best 295 first-half yards en route to a 351-yard performance in 40-14 trouncing of Detroit (Nov. 10) in rematch of the teams, completing 26 of 39 passes for two TDs – without an interception, for a 112.2 passer rating – before departing at the end of three quarters
  • Had four INTs at Tampa Bay (Nov. 24), connecting on 20 of 38 throws for 196 yards and one TD; had season-long 17-yard run in Bucs contest
  • Brought Green Bay back from a 19-6 third-quarter deficit to defeat Minnesota 26-22 (Dec. 8), throwing touchdown passes of 21 and 40 yards (both on third down) while leading scoring drives of 67, 54 and 85 yards
  • Finished with 95.1 passer rating in Vikings contest
  • Overcame rainy and windy conditions to lead Packers to 20-14 triumph over NFC West champion 49ers at San Francisco (Dec. 15), completing better than 75 percent of his passes (25 of 33) for 201 yards and one touchdown without an interception (100.7 passer rating), including 14 of 18 for 151 yards and one TD (120.1 passer rating) in the second half when he had 13 straight completions at one point
  • Hit Driver with 11-yard touchdown pass with 7:23 remaining, helping to seal 10-0 victory over Buffalo (Dec. 22), while struggling with winds that gusted to 30 miles per hour; completed 15 of 33 passes for 114 yards, with two INTs, vs. the Bills
  • Completed 16 of 33 passes for 172 yards and one TD, with one interception, at the N.Y. Jets (Dec. 29) in regular-season finale before leaving the game at the start of the fourth quarter of eventual 42-17 defeat
  • 2002 PLAYOFFS: Had 247 yards and one touchdown, on 20-of-42 passing with two INTs, in playoff game with Atlanta (Jan. 4), along the way throwing for a score in his 13th consecutive postseason contest to tie Marino’s NFL record
2001 SeasonBack To Top
  • Finished a decade as the Packers' starting QB
  • Completed 314 of 510 pass attempts for 3,921 yards (second in the NFC) and 32 touchdowns (tied with 49ers' Jeff Garcia for second in the league), with 15 interceptions; interception total was the lowest in a season since he threw only 13 in 1996
  • Finished third in the NFC (and fourth in the NFL) with a 94.1 passer rating (third-best of his career)
  • Earned selection to the Pro Bowl for the sixth time in his career – the fourth time as a starter (also 1995-97) – though he later pulled out of the all-star contest (back/abdomen)
  • Had been the leading vote-getter in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl, receiving 670,401 votes – 125,878 more votes than the next closest player, the Rams’ Kurt Warner (544,523)
  • In addition, was one of six finalists for the national ‘Miller Lite Player of the Year’ award
  • Also was a second-team All-Pro selection of the AP, Football Digest and College & Pro Football Newsweekly
  • Was tabbed to the ‘All-Madden Team’ of then-Fox Sports analyst John Madden
  • Was the NFC’s second-leading passer in the fourth quarter with a rating of 104.4, helped by the fact that he threw only two interceptions during the final period
  • Also ranked third in the conference as a third-down passer (89.0), incredibly throwing for over one-third of his touchdowns (11 of 32) on the crucial down
  • On Oct. 14 vs. Baltimore, he enjoyed his 30th career 300-yard passing performance, (then) reaching that plateau fourth-fastest in NFL history – 150 games (tied with Montana); only Marino (84), Moon (110) and Dan Fouts (121) had done so at a more rapid rate
  • Was named NFC ‘Offensive Player of the Week’ and national ‘Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week’ for his classic performance against the defending Super Bowl champions and their stingy, top-ranked defense; was nearly flawless in 31-23 triumph over the Ravens, masterfully leading TD drives of 59, 74, 80 and 82 yards (the four longest allowed by Baltimore through five weeks) while completing 27 of 34 passes (a season-best 79.4 percent) for 337 yards and three touchdowns – without an interception – for a remarkable 137.4 passer rating
  • Led club to a 20-12 triumph at Chicago (Nov. 11) to overtake the then first-place Bears in the standings, completing 19 of 32 passes for 268 yards; his production included a pair of highlight film touchdown passes – 41 yards to Bill Schroeder at the back left corner of the end zone just before halftime and a 9-yard laser to Freeman midway through the third quarter
  • Threw for a season-high 362 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of-42 passing – again without an interception – at Jacksonville (Dec. 3), he also ran for the deciding score (a 6-yard bootleg around left end – his first rushing TD since Oct. 25, 1998) with 1:30 remaining in the 28-21 victory; though it marked the 21st game-winning comeback of his NFL career, it was only his third on the road, and earned him national ‘Miller Lite NFL Player of the Week’ honors for the second time
  • Completed all five of his passes for 72 yards in driving the Packers 79 yards for the deciding score – a Green touchdown run that gave Green Bay a 17-13 lead midway through the fourth quarter – in 24-13, rematch win over Minnesota (Dec. 30), picking up his 22nd game-winning comeback in the process; threw for 169 yards on 18-of-29 passing, without a touchdown or interception, in frigid, 19-degree conditions
  • Additionally threw a key block on Minnesota’s Orlando Thomas to help spring Driver’s 31-yard TD run on a reverse, giving the Packers a 7-3 advantage late in the first half
  • Threw only two interceptions over the team’s last seven regular-season contests (221 attempts) – and none in the final three games
  • 2001 PLAYOFFS: Completed 48 of 73 passes for 550 yards and four touchdowns, with seven interceptions, during the 2001 playoffs
  • Broke his own team playoff mark by completing 75.86 percent of his passes (22-29) in Wild Card game against San Francisco (Jan. 13), throwing for 269 yards and two TDs, with one interception – a passer rating of 112.6
  • Completed 16 of 21 second-half passes for 226 yards and one TD (126.3 rating) in helping Green Bay to overcome a 7-6 halftime deficit to the 49ers en route to 25-15 victory
  • Was 26 of 44 for 281 yards and two touchdowns, including six interceptions to tie the NFL’s single-game postseason record, in Divisional playoff loss at St. Louis (Jan. 20)
  • Served as one of Green Bay’s six game captains throughout the postseason
2000 SeasonBack To Top
  • Completed 338 of an NFC-high 580 passes for 3,812 yards (third in the NFC) and 20 touchdowns with 16 interceptions for a passer rating of 78.0
  • Registered his lowest interception percentage (2.76) in four seasons, and was not intercepted in nearly half (7 of 16) of the team’s games
  • Became the second-fastest player in NFL history to reach 250 career touchdown passes, doing so in the 141st game of his pro career; only Marino, who did so in 128 games, had reached that plateau quicker
  • Continued to enhance his master of the comeback reputation with four game-winning efforts inside Lambeau Field, vs. Philadelphia, San Francisco, Minnesota and Tampa Bay – raising his career number to 20
  • Led team to 6-3 victory in Eagles contest (Sept. 17), driving Green Bay 60 yards in the final five minutes; connected on all four of his passes (for 59 yards) on the winning possession
  • Against heavy Philadelphia pressure all day – he was sacked a season-high five times – completed 18 of 33 passes for 189 yards with a season-high three picks
  • Enjoyed a season-best 74.1 completion percentage (20 of 27) in leading a 31-28, fourth-quarter victory over the 49ers (Oct. 15); threw for 266 yards and one TD (a season-long 67-yarder), without an INT, against San Francisco, while also rushing for 35 yards, including a season-long 18-yard scamper
  • Passed for two touchdowns – an underhanded, playground-like 5-yard toss to Green and the incredible, game-winning 43-yard loft to Freeman in overtime – in 26-20 triumph over Minnesota (Nov. 6); completed 17 of 36 passes for 235 yards, without an interception, in win over the arch-rival Vikings
  • Drove the Packers 58 yards for a short field goal on the opening possession of overtime in a 17-14 win over Tampa Bay to close the season (Dec. 24), overcoming a season-low 41.4 passer rating (20 of 42 for 196 yards and 0 TDs with two INTs) for his 100th victory as the Packers’ starter (including nine playoff wins)
  • A week earlier, authored perhaps his best game of the season in rematch victory over Minnesota (Dec. 17) inside the Metrodome – typically a personal house of horrors – leading the Packers to a 33-28 upset victory with a highly efficient performance; threw for 290 yards and matched his season high with three touchdown strikes against the Vikings, without an interception, on 26-of-38 passing to equal his season-best 117.2 passer rating (also vs. S.F.)
  • Impressively, on third down, completed nine of 13 passes for 91 yards and two TDs in win, completing the sweep of Minnesota and depriving the Vikings of the chance to clinch home-field advantage throughout the upcoming playoffs
  • Earlier in season opener vs. N.Y. Jets (Sept. 3), managed only 14 completions in 34 attempts – for 152 yards and one touchdown with one interception – after a three-game layoff to rest his arm following a preseason bout with tendinitis
  • Connected on his first 14 throws before finishing with a 71.4 completion percentage (his best since the final game of the ’98 season) and a 112.7 passer rating at Buffalo (Sept. 10) on 25-of-35 passing for 269 yards and two touchdowns – without an interception
  • Posted season highs in passing yards (333) and touchdown passes (3) against the Bears (Oct. 1) while completing 31 of 48 throws
  • Started well at Miami (Oct. 29), completing his initial 10 throws, on a 21-of-34 passing day for 194 yards with one interception
  • Left game in third quarter at Tampa Bay (Nov. 12) after suffering a left mid-foot sprain when sacked by the Buccaneers’ Warren Sapp
  • With his status in doubt, nonetheless returned to the field with his trademark effectiveness the following week vs. Indianapolis (Nov. 19), registering 301 yards passing (23 of 36) and two touchdowns with one INT in 26-24, upset win over the Colts, playing through painful foot sprain
  • Efficiently led rematch victory at Chicago (Dec. 3), completing 61.3 percent of his passes (19-31) for 225 yards, including a trademark, laser-like scoring throw to Freeman at the back of the end zone to become the 10th duo in league history with 50-or-more touchdown collaborations
  • Earlier, during much of training camp, was bothered by tendinitis on the outside of his right (throwing) elbow, sitting out Green Bay’s final three preseason games to rest his arm
  • Resumed light throwing on Aug. 23 after nearly two full weeks of total rest, he returned to the field for Green Bay’s season opener against the Jets (Sept. 3)
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  • Completed 341 of a league-high (and personal career high) 595 pass attempts (57.3 percent) for 4,091 yards (third in the NFC) and 22 touchdowns, with 23 interceptions, for a passer rating of 74.7
  • Started all 16 games for the seventh straight season, though he played most of the year with a sprained thumb on his throwing hand, an injury initially incurred in a preseason game against Denver Aug. 23, when he struck the Broncos' John Mobley on his follow-through
  • Subsequently aggravated the thumb injury on several occasions, most notably in the second half of an opening-day, comeback win over Oakland (Sept. 12)
  • Reached 30,000 yards passing in his 126th pro game, Dec. 12 vs. Carolina, to become the (then) third-fastest in league history to ascend to that plateau, only Marino (114) and Moon (125) having done so quicker
  • Turned in six 300-yard passing games, one shy of his own club single-season mark, while throwing for 3,000 yards an eighth consecutive year
  • Enjoyed his third career 4,000-yard passing season (also having done so in 1995 and '98)
  • Also threw for the most fourth-quarter yards (1,347) in the league
  • Was named NFC ‘Player of the Month’ for September after throwing for 925 yards and five touchdowns in three games – two of which were come-from-behind victories
  • Engineered last-minute, comeback wins in three of the Packers' first four games
  • Drove Green Bay 82 yards to the winning score in 1 minute, 40 seconds vs. Oakland (Sept. 12), finishing his emotional, opening-day heroics with a 1-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeff Thomason with 11 seconds remaining in 28-24 triumph
  • Completed 28 of 47 passes for 333 yards and a season-best four touchdowns, with three interceptions, in Raiders contest – despite playing much of the second half with a badly-sprained thumb on his throwing hand, having hit it on the helmet of Oakland's Russell Maryland and aggravating an injury originally suffered during the preseason
  • Against arch-rival Minnesota (Sept. 26) faced with fourth-and-1, no timeouts remaining and the game clock ticking away the last half-minute, threw unbelievable, 23-yard touchdown pass to wideout Corey Bradford with 12 seconds left, wrapping up an emotional, 23-20 victory; he had taken Green Bay 77 yards (on seven plays) in 1 minute, 44 seconds on the final drive
  • Completed 61.5 percent of his passes (24 of 39) vs. the Vikings for 304 yards and one TD, without an interception
  • On the night of his 30th birthday and before a national television audience, he orchestrated third come-from-behind win in four games, driving his team 73 yards in just 40 seconds to defeat Tampa Bay (Oct. 10)
  • Operating in the face of an all-out blitz, he threw a looping, 21-yard TD pass to Freeman with 1:05 remaining in Bucs contest to give Green Bay its final, 26-23 margin of victory
  • Posted 105.2 passer rating against Tampa Bay, completing 22 of 40 passes for a season-high 390 yards (then his third-highest total as a pro) and two TDs with no interceptions, his production including a key, 42-yard bomb to Schroeder up the left sideline to kick-start the decisive drive
  • Suffered through one of his worst games as a professional at Denver (Oct. 17), completing only seven of 23 passes for 120 yards with three being intercepted
  • Completed 67.5 percent of his passes (27 of 40) in initial meeting with Chicago (Nov. 7), for 267 yards and one TD with one INT, on the day which he surpassed Ron Jaworski’s all-time QB durability mark by starting in his 117th consecutive game
  • Enjoyed a season-best 106.4 passer rating in leading the Packers to a win at San Francisco (Nov. 29) while throwing for 236 yards and two TDs on 24-of-35 passing (68.6 percent), without an interception
  • Posted a season-high 70.8 completion percentage (17 of 24) in rematch win over the Bears at Chicago (Dec. 5) while throwing for 155 yards and one TD with two INTs, in 25-mile-per-hour winds
  • Authored a 300-yard day (302) against Carolina (Dec. 12), completing 26 of 38 passes for two touchdowns with one interception, a 98.8 passer rating; he additionally ran for a season-high 29 yards on five attempts – picking up a first down on all five carries
1998 SeasonBack To Top
  • Led the NFL in both passing yards (4,212) and completions (347)
  • Also edged out Carolina’s Steve Beuerlein (62.974) for the best completion percentage in the NFL with a 62.976 mark
  • Finished third in the NFC with 31 touchdown passes and led the conference with a 113.0 passer rating on third down
  • Was sixth in the conference in passer rating (87.8)
  • Led the Green and Gold to a 23-15 victory over Tampa Bay (Sept. 13), when he completed 22 of 33 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns without an interception
  • Demonstrated his sheer toughness early in the fourth quarter of Buccaneers contest when, after being drilled on a sack by the Bucs’ Regan Upshaw, he bounced up and threw a 38-yard TD strike to Freeman two plays later
  • Led the Packers to a come-from-behind, 37-30 victory with a signature performance at Carolina (Sept. 27)
  • Despite uncorking an interception deep in Green Bay territory on his first attempt vs. the Panthers, he rebounded to equal his career high (and the team record) with five touchdown passes while throwing for a season-best 388 yards (then the fourth-highest total of his pro career), earning national Miller Lite ‘Player of the Week’ honors in the process
  • After two sub-Favre-like outings, bounced back with a strong performance in leading the Packers to 28-10 win vs. Baltimore (Oct. 25), when he accounted for three touchdowns – two passing and one rushing (his 11th rushing TD as a pro)
  • Completed 22 of 41 passes for 260 yards in the Ravens contest and was intercepted twice
  • Demonstrated the ability to make the big play in victory over San Francisco (Nov. 1), when he connected on touchdown passes of 80, 30 and 62 yards in leading Green Bay to a 36-22 triumph
  • His 62-yard strike to Freeman early in the fourth quarter broke a 22-22 tie and gave the Packers a 29-22 lead, a completion which also made Favre the club’s all-time leader in passing yardage
  • Completed 15 of 28 passes for 279 yards, with three interceptions, vs. the Niners
  • Had the second-best completion percentage of his career (79.5) on 31-of-39 passing for 303 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception, in rematch at Minnesota (Nov. 22)
  • Had another outstanding performance, this time vs. Tennessee (Dec. 20), when he threw for three touchdowns (all in the first half to Freeman), completing 14 of 22 passes for 253 yards without an interception, for a season-best 142.6 passer rating
  • Also rushed for a season-high 49 yards against the then-Oilers, including a 35-yard run – the third-longest carry of his pro career
  • 1998 PLAYOFFS: Extending his club record by throwing a touchdown pass in a 10th consecutive postseason game, engineered a masterful, 89-yard drive to mount a Green Bay lead for a final time (27-23) in its NFC Wild Card playoff game against the 49ers at San Francisco’s 3Com Park (Jan. 3), finding his split end, Freeman, with a 15-yard strike for the go-ahead score with 1:56 remaining
  • The 49ers, unfortunately, subsequently superseded his heroics, responding with a climactic drive of their own to score with three seconds remaining to pull out a 30-27 victory
  • Favre had closed out a strong performance by completing 20 of 35 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions
  • Was one of the team’s six playoff captains
1997 SeasonBack To Top
  • Finished third in the NFC with a 92.6 passer rating, based on 304 completions in 513 attempts for 3,867 yards and 35 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions
  • Was especially effective in the red zone (inside the opponents’ 20-yard line)
  • During the regular season, he threw 24 touchdown passes – without an interception – while completing 46 of 79 passes for 341 yards and a passer rating of 108.2
  • Including the ’97 postseason, he completed 52 of 94 attempts for 392 yards and 27 touchdowns – without an interception – in the red zone, a passer rating of 105.1
  • Also led the NFC in completions (304) and passing yards (3,867), finishing second in the league as a whole to Oakland’s Jeff George (3,917) in the latter
  • Eclipsed Starr’s previous team record for touchdown passes – 152, set over a 16-year career – in the fourth game of just his sixth season (vs. Minnesota Sept. 21)
  • Also became the second-fastest player in NFL history to get to 150 career TD passes, reaching that milestone in his 84th career game, a rate bettered only by Marino (62 games), and (then) the second-fastest to throw for 20,000 career yards when he accomplished the feat in 86 games
  • In the Packers’ 16 regular-season games, he threw at least two touchdown passes in 11 games and three-or-more in six contests
  • Had an NFL-high 37 pass completions of 25-or-more yards
  • Finished as Green Bay’s second-leading rusher with 187 yards and one TD on 58 carries
  • Was the only player in the league to have thrown every one of his team’s passes until the regular-season finale vs. Buffalo (Dec. 20), when he gave way to Bono after leading the Packers to a 21-0 halftime advantage
  • Escorted the Packers to a 45-17 triumph over long-time nemesis, the Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 23), as he threw four touchdown passes, completing 22 of 35 passes for 203 yards, with only one INT
  • Earlier turned in his best statistical effort of the season in a losing venture at Indianapolis (Nov. 16), throwing for a season-high 363 yards and three touchdowns, completing 18 of 25 passes with two INTs for a passer rating of 120.4
  • His 14.52-yard average per pass play vs. the Colts, helped by a season-long 74-yard connection with Derrick Mayes, was the third-highest single-game average in team history, as well as the best by a Packers quarterback since 1958
  • A quick-strike artist against Indy, he led the Packers on six scoring drives – averaging 63.0 yards – of 4, 2, 5, 3, 11 and three plays
  • Did not throw a touchdown pass against the Eagles (Sept. 7), marking the first time in 13 regular-season games he did not post a scoring pass, dating back to Oct. 27, 1996, vs. Tampa Bay
  • Rebounded to throw for at least one score in each of the final 14 games
  • Tied the team record and his own career high when he threw five touchdown passes in leading the Packers to 38-32 win over Minnesota (Sept. 21), earning Miller Lite ‘Player of the Week’ honors in the process
  • Broke Starr’s club mark for career touchdown passes when he found Freeman from 28 yards out with 10:51 remaining in the second quarter of Vikings contest
  • His five scoring throws represented the single-game high by an NFC quarterback during the 1997 season
  • Maneuvered Green Bay to pivotal win over previously unbeaten Tampa Bay (Oct. 5) when he completed 21 of 31 passes for 191 yards and two touchdowns – without an interception
  • Had three TD passes for second straight game, this time at New England (Oct. 27), when he earned NFC ‘Offensive Player of the Week’ honors by completing 23 of 34 passes for 239 yards without an interception in leading the Packers to a 28-10 victory in a rematch of Super Bowl XXXI
  • Subsequently led the Packers to their third straight NFC Central Division title by orchestrating 17-6 win at Tampa Bay (Dec. 7), a day which saw him complete a season-high 25 passes in 33 attempts for 280 yards and two touchdowns
  • Closed out game with a passer rating of 108.1 against the Bucs as he completed a season-best 75.8 percent of his passes
  • Led the Green and Gold to 31-21 victory over Buffalo in finale (Dec. 20), completing 12 of 18 attempts for 156 yards and two TDs for a season-high 130.8 passer rating
  • 1997 PLAYOFFS: Completing 56 of 97 passes for 668 yards and five touchdowns, with just three interceptions, maneuvered Green Bay through the playoffs to its second successive appearance in the NFL’s ultimate game, the Super Bowl
  • Completed 15 of 28 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown, with two interceptions, in leading Green Bay past Tampa Bay, 21-7, in the Packers’ first postseason test – a Divisional Playoff game in Lambeau Field (Jan. 4)
  • The TD strike – a 3-yarder to tight end Mark Chmura, staked the Packers to a 7-0 advantage in the first quarter, a lead they never relinquished; he later added his first career two-point conversion against the Bucs
  • A masterful mudder, the resourceful field general hit on 16 of 27 attempts for 222 yards and one TD – without an interception – in escorting the Green and Gold to a decisive, 23-10 victory over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game at San Francisco (Jan. 11), triggering the Packers’ return to the Super Bowl
  • Threw three TD passes against Denver in SB XXXII at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium (Jan. 25), tying his own postseason best, but it wasn’t enough to carry the day against the Broncos, who prevailed 31-24
  • Completed 25 of 42 passes for 256 yards, with one INT, vs. Denver
  • Was one of the team’s six playoff captains
1997 HonorsBack To Top
  • Chosen as the starting quarterback for the NFC in the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year, though due to a lingering knee injury he did not play in the game for the first time
  • In addition to being named NFL ‘Most Valuable Player’ by AP for a third consecutive year, an honor he shared with Sanders, also was a unanimous choice at quarterback across the board, being named at the position on every major All-Pro team, including AP, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Weekly, The Sporting News, College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Football Digest and USA Today
  • Named All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly and Football News
  • His preeminence at his position was further underscored when he was honored as ‘Professional Quarterback of the Year’ for the third consecutive year by the National Quarterback Club (June 4, 1998)
1996 SeasonBack To Top
  • In throwing for 39 touchdowns, one more than he had in 1995, set (then) NFC and Green Bay records for most touchdown passes in a season for the second straight year
  • Ranked at the time as the third-highest single-season total in NFL history (behind Marino's 48 in 1984 and 44 in '86)
  • Led the NFL in touchdown passes for the second year in a row, thus becoming only the third Packer (Isbell in 1941-42 and Tobin Rote in 1955-56) and 10th player in NFL annals to lead the league in TD passes in consecutive seasons
  • Threw for an NFC-best 3,899 yards
  • In the process tied Joe Namath for the honor of being (then) the third-fastest player in league annals to reach 15,000 yards passing, scaling that plateau in his 66th game
  • At his best in key situations, ranked second in the NFC in both fourth-quarter passing (96.2 rating) and third-down passing (93.6), including a conference-high 12 touchdown passes on third down
  • Authored five four-touchdown games, the second-highest single-season total in NFL history, behind only the six of Marino in 1984 (Marino also had five in 1986; Manning had six in ’04 as well)
  • Also was Green Bay's third-leading rusher with 136 yards and two touchdowns on 49 carries and the only NFL player (among qualifiers) to register a perfect 100 percent success rate on third-and-one rushing, converting all eight of his attempts
  • Left each of the Packers' first three games – all blowout victories – early
  • Was named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' for his four-touchdown performance in season opener at Tampa Bay (Sept. 1) as he completed 20 of 27 passes (74.1 percent) for 247 yards, with no interceptions, for single-game season bests in passer rating (141.5) and completion percentage
  • Threw for four TDs at Seattle (Sept. 29), completing 20 of 34 passes for 209 yards vs. Seahawks
  • Named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Month' for September, passing for 16 TDs in leading the Packers to a 4-1 record during the month
  • Tied his season best for a second time by firing four TD passes at Chicago on Oct. 6, including a 50-yard 'Hail Mary' throw to Freeman for a score on the last play of the first half, leading Green Bay to a 37-6 win while completing 18 of 27 passes for 246 yards
  • Amassed 395 passing yards, the (then-) second-highest total of his career and the fourth-highest in Packers history, against the 49ers the following week (Oct. 14) in escorting Green Bay to a comeback 23-20 victory in overtime
  • Led Packers on three scoring drives in second half of Niners contest which ended with field goals in the fourth quarter and overtime
  • Completed 28 of a team-record 61 passes, including a 59-yard TD throw to Don Beebe, with two interceptions
  • Equaled his season high with four TD passes in leading the Packers to a 28-18 victory over Detroit (Nov. 3) – three to his new pair of starting wide receivers, Beebe and Terry Mickens
  • Threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns at Kansas City (Nov. 10), completing 27 of 49 passes as he moved past Lynn Dickey (132) and into sole possession of second place on the team's career touchdown pass list
  • Ran for one TD and passed for another in triggering a 28-17 repeat victory over Chicago (Dec. 1)
  • Threw for four touchdowns, including three to Freeman, against the NFL's then-No. 1 ranked defense in the Packers' 41-6 triumph over Denver (Dec. 8), completing 20 of 38 attempts for 280 yards
  • Rounded out the regular season by capturing NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' honors for the second time in '96 as he threw for three TDs against Minnesota in finale (Dec. 22), completing 15 of 23 passes for 202 yards before leaving the game early in the fourth quarter of 38-10 triumph
  • 1996 PLAYOFFS: Along with center Frank Winters, he represented the offense as one of the playoff captains named by the team
  • Under control and on target throughout the playoffs, set or tied no fewer than four club records during the postseason while completing 44 of 71 passes, a 62.0 percentage, for 617 yards and five touchdowns – with only one interception – for a passer rating of 107.5
  • Playing within himself in horrific weather conditions vs. San Francisco in the Packers' 35-14 Divisional Playoff win (Jan. 4), he completed 11 of 15 passes for 79 yards and one TD
  • Under frigid but more playable conditions, he threw for 292 yards on 19-of-29 passing in the NFC Championship Game at Lambeau Field a week later (Jan. 12), with TD tosses to Dorsey Levens (29 yards) and Freeman (six yards)
  • Two weeks later (Jan. 26) in the NFL's championship contest, he launched the day's scoring with a 54-yard touchdown pass to wideout Andre Rison on his first throw of the game, coming on a called audible, and later found Freeman with a then-Super Bowl-record, 81-yard scoring strike where he perfectly lofted the ball over a Pats defender
  • In total, Favre frisked New England's vaunted defense for 246 yards, completing 14 of 27 attempts without an interception, to trigger a 35-21 triumph in Super Bowl XXXI at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, returning the Lombardi Trophy to Green Bay for the first time in 29 years
  • It had to have been an especially magical moment for Favre, who had disclosed off-the-field problems in May, then stated upon returning from a 45-day stay in the Menninger Clinic at Topeka, Kan., "You know, I'm going to beat this thing. I'm going to win a Super Bowl. And all I can tell people if they don't believe me is, 'Just bet against me.' "
1996 HonorsBack To Top
  • Named as the starting quarterback for the NFC in the Pro Bowl for the second straight year
  • In addition to being voted as the NFL's 'Most Valuable Player' by AP for the second year in a row, he earned the same award from the Professional Football Writers of America and PFW
  • Earned 'Player of the Year' honors from TSN, Football Digest, Miller Lite, the Maxwell Club, the Touchdown Club of Columbus and the Victor Awards
  • Selected as Pro Football 'Performer of the Year' by ESPN's ESPY Awards
  • Named league 'Offensive Player of the Year' by PFW, College & Pro Football Newsweekly and the Newspaper Enterprise Association
  • Selected NFC 'Player of the Year' by Football News
  • Also chosen NFC 'Offensive Player of the Year' by United Press International and the Kansas City Committee of 101
  • Tabbed as NFL 'Quarterback of the Year' by the National Quarterback Club and Footaction
  • Garnered first-team All-Pro honors from AP, College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Football Digest, PFW/PFWA, TSN, SI and USA Today
  • Earned 'All-NFC' honors from Football News and UPI
  • Named 'Newsmaker of the Year' by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, an inaugural award given out to honor someone whose "spirit of service is demonstrated through acts which reflect positively on Wisconsin"
1995 SeasonBack To Top
  • Became only the third 4,000-yard passer in team history after a 308-yard performance at New Orleans (Dec. 16)
  • Finished the season with an NFL-best 4,413 passing yards, the second-highest total in team history and only 45 yards shy of Dickey's team record 4,458 (1983)
  • Earlier, became the first player in team history to post four 3,000-yard passing seasons, achieved in four consecutive seasons
  • Established a new team record with seven 300-yard passing games, breaking Majkowski's previous record of six in 1989
  • Led the NFC (and was second in the NFL) with a 99.5 passer rating – only the Colts' Harbaugh with a 100.7 rating had better
  • Paced the NFC in third-down passing with a 103.8 passer rating
  • Had thrown at least one touchdown pass in 17 straight games dating back to Week 8 of '94 until streak was snapped at Minnesota (Nov. 5)
  • Also had thrown at least two touchdown passes in 12 consecutive games, equaling the NFL record also held by Unitas (1959), Don Meredith (1965-66) and Marino (1986-87), until the string ended at Dallas (Oct. 8)
  • Led the league in completions of 20-or-more yards with 59, he also had the NFL's highest completion percentage inside the red zone (66.2 percent)
  • Rebounded from an ankle injury at Minnesota (Nov. 5) to complete 70.3 percent of his passes (166 of 236) in the ensuing seven games for 2,046 yards and 21 touchdowns, with only two interceptions – an imposing passer rating of 123.0
  • Tied for team lead with his career-best three rushing scores
  • Turned in outstanding performance at Chicago (Sept. 11), completing 21 of 37 passes for 312 yards and three TDs, including a team-record 99-yard TD pass to Brooks early in the second quarter – only the eighth time in NFL history that feat had been accomplished
  • Led the Packers to a win at Jacksonville (Sept. 24), passing for 202 yards and two TDs, completing 20 of 30 passes while rushing for 39 net yards, including a career-best 40-yard run
  • Triggered a valiant comeback attempt at Dallas (Oct. 8), when he rushed for a career-high two TDs and threw for another score to rally the Packers from a 21-point, second-half deficit to within seven at 31-24 with 8:13 remaining in the game
  • Earned his first-ever NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' honor with an outstanding performance in initial game with Minnesota (Oct. 22), tying a then-career high with four touchdown passes in leading the Packers to a 38-21 win
  • Completed 22 of 43 passes for 295 yards without an interception against the Vikings
  • Saluted as NFL's recipient of the 'Extra Effort Award' for the month of October
  • Had suffered a severely sprained left ankle late in second quarter of rematch at Minnesota one week earlier (Nov. 5) – an injury which later would require offseason surgery (Feb. 27, 1996) to remove several bone chips and one large spur
  • Left Vikings game for the remainder of the first half, then played three series in the second half before the injury hindered his play and he gave way to Detmer
  • Completed 17 of 30 passes for 177 yards with two interceptions against Minnesota
  • Had arguably his best performance as a professional the following week in a rematch with Chicago (Nov. 12) when, not knowing until late in the week if he was even going to play due to the severely sprained ankle, he threw for a career-high and team-record tying five touchdown passes to lead the Packers to a key 35-28 victory over the Bears
  • Subsequently was named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Week' (for the second time in four weeks) after completing 25 of 33 passes for 336 yards with no interceptions against Chicago, giving him a (then) career-high single-game passer rating of 147.2
  • Led the Packers to a tough road win at Cleveland (Nov. 19) when, despite still being limited with an ankle injury, he passed for three touchdowns and ran for another
  • Completed 23 of 28 passes for 210 yards against the Browns for a career-best 82.1 completion percentage
  • Threw four TD passes – all in the first half – in the Packers' 34-23 win at New Orleans (Dec. 16), completing 21 of 38 passes for 308 yards against the Saints overall
  • Turned in gutty performance in leading Packers to their division-clinching, 24-19 victory over Pittsburgh (Dec. 24) when, despite having to stop twice during the game after getting the wind knocked out of him, he threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns
  • On one sequence, he was hit hard by three Steeler defenders while scrambling on a play; the Packers called a timeout and Favre, who coughed up blood on the sidelines during a break in the action, returned to throw a 1-yard scoring pass to Chmura on the following play
  • Named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Month' for December, passing for 1,233 yards on 102 completions in 151 attempts with 10 TDs and only two INTs (109.0 passer rating) in directing Green Bay to three victories during the month
  • 1995 PLAYOFFS: Utilizing no fewer than nine receivers, completed 24 of 35 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns in leading the Packers to a 37-20 NFC Wild Card victory over Atlanta in Lambeau Field (Dec. 31), presiding over scoring drives of 85, 78 and 70 yards and throwing for three touchdowns in the process
  • Was even more precise in a Divisional Playoff at San Francisco the following week (Jan. 6), hitting on 21 of 28 passes (for a team postseason record completion percentage of 75.0) for 299 yards and two TDs – with no interceptions – in directing the Packers to a 27-17 triumph over the favored 49ers, defending Super Bowl champions
  • Named NFL 'Offensive Player of the Week' for his performance vs. the Niners
  • Completed 21 of 39 attempts for 307 yards and three touchdowns, with two INTs, in the NFC Championship Game at Dallas (Jan. 14), the Packers' first such appearance since 1967, but it wasn't sufficient to carry the day, the Cowboys eventually prevailing, 38-27
1995 HonorsBack To Top
  • Selected to start in the Pro Bowl for the initial time after two appearances as a reserve
  • Earned NFL 'Most Valuable Player' awards from AP, PFWA, PFW and SI
  • Named 'Player of the Year' by TSN, Football Digest, Miller Lite, the Maxwell Club and the Touchdown Club of Columbus
  • Selected as Pro Football 'Performer of the Year' by ESPN's ESPY Awards
  • Named league 'Offensive Player of the Year' by AP, PFW, College & Pro Football Newsweekly and NEA
  • Selected NFC 'Player of the Year' by Football News and the Touchdown Club of Columbus
  • Also named NFC 'Offensive Player of the Year' by UPI and the Kansas City Committee of 101
  • Received first-team All-Pro honors from AP, College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Football Digest, PFW/PFWA, TSN, SI and USA Today
  • Garnered 'All-NFC' honors from Football News and UPI
  • Presented NFL 'Quarterback of the Year' honors by the National Quarterback Club
  • Lauded as 'Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year' by Wisconsin Sports Authority/Milwaukee Pen & Mike Club
1994 SeasonBack To Top
  • Finished second in the NFL (behind only Steve Young of San Francisco's Super Bowl champion 49ers) with a passer rating of 90.7
  • Ranked third in the NFC in passing yards with 3,882
  • In the process, became only the second player in team history to throw for 3,000 yards in three different seasons
  • Also posted third-lowest interception percentage (2.4) in the NFC among qualifying passers
  • Ended season second in the NFL with 33 TD passes, which also represented a Green Bay record at the time, surpassing the 32 of Dickey in 1983
  • Set two other club records, his 363 completions eclipsing the previous mark of 353 by Majkowski in 1989, and closing out the season with a 3.24 career interception percentage, bettering Majkowski's 3.48 career mark
  • Was particularly effective over the last half of the season, throwing for 23 touchdowns over the last eight games and only seven interceptions over the final nine games (his 14 interceptions overall were 10 fewer than he threw in 1993)
  • Named second-team All-Pro by Football Digest
  • Produced probably the Packers' biggest play of the year in the second-to-last game of the regular season
  • With Green Bay needing a victory to keep its playoff hopes alive, he engineered a come-from-behind, 67-yard drive in the final 1:58 against Atlanta (Dec. 18), capping the march with his diving, 9-yard TD run into the right corner of the end zone with only 14 seconds remaining in the game to give the Packers a 21-17 win
  • Completed 6 of 9 passes for 58 yards in that eleventh hour excursion
  • Completed 29 of 44 passes for 321 yards and two TDs overall against the Falcons
  • Led Packers to a 34-19, playoff-clinching victory at Tampa Bay a week later (Dec. 24), completing 24 of 36 passes for 291 yards and three TDs (all to Sterling Sharpe)
  • Earlier, played one of the finest games of his early career in 30-3 win over Tampa Bay (Sept. 25), earning Miller Lite 'NFL Player of the Week' honors as he completed 30 of 39 passes for 306 yards and three TDs, with no INTs
  • Had thrown a touchdown pass in nine straight games – the final three regular-season contests of '93 plus the first six games of '94 – until the streak was broken at Minnesota (Oct. 20) when he left the game after the first quarter with a severely bruised left hip
  • It was the first time since he became the starting quarterback early in 1992 that he had been forced to leave a game due to injury
  • Put together a similar nine-game string over the final nine games of the season, throwing for at least one score in each
  • Mounted one of his finest performances on Oct. 31 at Chicago, running for one touchdown and throwing for another in a cold, cyclonic rainstorm
  • The former came late in the second quarter, when he rolled out to his right and raced 36 yards (diving over a Bear defender into the end zone) to give the Packers a 14-0 lead
  • Later, in the fourth quarter, he connected with Edgar Bennett for a 13-yard touchdown, raising the Packers’ lead to 27-0
  • His 58 yards rushing against the Bears represented a career high
  • Turned in excellent performance at Dallas (Nov. 24), throwing four TD passes while completing 27 of 40 passes – without an interception – for 257 yards against the NFL's then-No. 1 rated defense
  • 1994 PLAYOFFS: Played a key role in the Packers' 16-12 NFC Wild Card playoff victory over Detroit in Green Bay's Lambeau Field (Dec. 31)
  • Moving the chains effectively during a tight defensive duel, he completed 23 of 38 passes for 262 yards – without an interception – mustering 18 first downs in a masterful "ball control" performance
  • Hit on 18 of 35 attempts for 211 yards, with one INT, in Divisional Playoff at Dallas a week later (Jan. 8)
1993 SeasonBack To Top
  • Started all 16 games – one of only seven NFL quarterbacks to do so
  • Became the most accurate career passer in Packers history, supplanting the legendary Starr
  • Finished the year eighth in the NFC with a 72.2 passer rating, completing 318 of 522 passes (60.9 percent) for 3,303 yards and 19 TDs, with 24 INTs
  • Was first among all NFC passers (second in NFL) with 318 completions and his 19 TDs ranked third in the conference (fifth in the NFL)
  • His 3,303 passing yards were second in the NFC to Young (sixth in the NFL)
  • Played in the Pro Bowl as a reserve when the Giants' Phil Simms could not take part due to a shoulder problem
  • Completed 20 of 35 passes for 268 yards and a season-high four touchdowns (all of the latter to Sharpe) at Tampa Bay (Oct. 24), escorting Packers to 37-14 win
  • Led Packers to 19-17, come-from-behind victory over the Saints in New Orleans (Nov. 14)
  • Came up with the biggest play of the season to that point when, on a second-and-20 play from the Packers' 27-yard line with 52 seconds left and the Packers down 17-16, he rolled out of the pocket to his left and hit Sharpe with a 54-yard strike that led to a game-winning field goal; closed out day with 18 completions in 32 attempts for 150 yards and one TD
  • Led Packers to a comeback, 13-10 win over Tampa Bay (Nov. 28) when he engineered a 15-play, 75-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter, capping it with a 2-yard TD pass to Sharpe with 1:16 left to produce the victory
  • On the play previous to his scoring strike to Sharpe he had suffered a deep thigh bruise on a 1-yard rollout to the right sideline, but, even though he was limping noticeably, threw the game-winner on the next play
  • Set a Green Bay single-game record with 36 completions at Chicago (Dec. 5), breaking the previous record of 35 set by Dickey in 1980
  • Also threw for a career-high 402 yards vs. Bears – the third most in team history (behind Dickey's 418 vs. Tampa Bay in 1980 and Don Horn's 410 vs. the Cardinals in 1969)
  • It also represented the first 300- and 400-yard passing games of Favre's career
  • Turned in solid outing vs. Raiders (Dec. 26) in 22-degree wind chill, passing for 190 yards and one TD (a 23-yarder to Sharpe in the third quarter) on 14 completions in 28 attempts, with no INTs
  • 1993 PLAYOFFS: Pulled off one of the most spectacular plays in team history in NFC Wild Card playoff at Detroit (Jan. 8)
  • With the Packers trailing 24-21 in the final minute of play, he scrambled out of the pocket to his left, found an "unguarded" Sharpe in the open and unleashed an across-the-body throw from extreme left to extreme right; Sharpe ran under the football in the end zone with 55 seconds left and the Packers shortly became 28-24 winners
  • Had thrown two earlier TD passes to Sharpe (a 12-yarder in the second quarter and a 28-yarder in the third period) while completing 15 of 26 passes for 204 yards overall
  • Threw two more TD passes in losing effort (27-17) in Divisional Playoff at Dallas the following week (Jan. 16) – a 2-yarder to Brooks and a 29-yarder to Sharpe
  • Closed out day with 28 completions in 45 attempts for 331 yards (1 yard short of Packers' single-game playoff record) and two TDs
1992 SeasonBack To Top
  • Acquired from Atlanta by then-Packers General Manager Ron Wolf for a first-round draft selection in an offseason trade (Feb. 10)
  • Was so impressive in escorting Green Bay to its second best record in 20 years (9-7) – soaring from designated backup to Pro Bowler in just three months' time – that then-head coach Holmgren was prompted to observe, "If Brett can stay healthy, he will be the cornerstone of our football team for many years to come."
  • Beginning the 1992 season as the understudy to incumbent Majkowski, he was hastily summoned from the bench to replace an injured Majkowski (ankle) in the first quarter of Game 3 vs. Cincinnati (Sept. 20) and proceeded to take a stranglehold on the QB position, staking an immediate claim by leading the Packers to an electrifying, come-from-behind, 24-23 victory over the Bengals, forged by way of a 35-yard scoring pass to wideout Kitrick Taylor with only 13 seconds remaining in the game
  • Performing in storybook fashion, he went on to compile an 8-5 record as a starter and establish two new Green Bay passing records in the process – single-season marks for passing percentage (64.12 percent; since broken in 2003) and most consecutive 200-yard passing games (11)
  • Named as the third QB for the NFC Pro Bowl squad after finishing fifth among conference passers with an 85.3 overall rating, based on 302 completions in 471 attempts for 3,227 yards and 18 touchdowns with only 13 interceptions
  • At the time, was the youngest quarterback ever to play in AFC-NFC Pro Bowl (since 1971) at 23 years, 3 months, 28 days of age
  • His 302 completions tied him with Troy Aikman of Super Bowl champion Dallas for first-place honors in NFC
  • Also ranked second in the conference (to Young) with his 64.12 passing percentage, which broke Starr's Green Bay single-season record of 63.74, set in 1968
  • Had third-lowest interception percentage among all NFL quarterbacks (2.76)
  • Also became only the fourth Packers QB to pass for over 3,000 yards in a season
  • Had a string of 111 passes without an interception broken at Oilers on Dec. 13
  • Did not play vs. Minnesota in regular season opener on Sept. 6, but saw action in relief role the next week at Tampa Bay (Sept. 13), completing eight of 14 passes for 73 yards in second-half play
  • Engineered two TD drives in last eight minutes of the game to pull out 24-23 victory over Cincinnati (Sept. 20) after relieving injured Majkowski in opening quarter
  • Threw for a season-high 289 yards against Bengals on 22-of-39 passing
  • Made first NFL start on Sept. 27 vs. Pittsburgh and responded by completing 14 of 19 passes for 210 yards and two TDs, including a 76-yarder to Sharpe, with no interceptions
  • Staged an inspiring performance vs. Philadelphia (Nov. 15), leading the Packers to a 27-24, come-from-behind victory despite suffering a first-degree separation of his left (non throwing) shoulder early in the game
  • Completed 23 of 33 for 275 yards and two scores with two interceptions in upset of Eagles
1991 SeasonBack To Top
  • Was a second-round draft selection by the Falcons (33rd overall and third QB, after Dan McGwire and Todd Marinovich)
  • Completed 14 of 32 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception, in the preseason
  • Active for three games during the regular season, he played in two (Oct. 27 vs. L.A. Rams and Nov. 10 at Washington), attempting four incomplete passes in Redskins contest
CollegeBack To Top
  • Led his Southern Mississippi team to 29 victories, including two bowl triumphs, during four varsity seasons (1987-90), and climaxed his collegiate career by earning a 'Most Valuable Player' award in the East-West Shrine game featuring the nation's best seniors
  • Set school records for passing yards (8,193), pass attempts (1,234), completions (656), passing percentage (53.0) and touchdowns (55), with only 35 interceptions
  • His production included five 300-yard passing games and five three-TD performances, while his 7,695 regular-season passing yards ranked him among the top 30 of all-time NCAA passers
  • His 1.57 interception ratio in 1988 was the lowest among the 50 top-ranked passers in the nation, and his 2.9 interception rate for his four-year career (based on only 34 in 1,169 regular-season attempts) also ranks as one of the best in NCAA history
  • Overcame injuries in a serious summer car accident prior to his senior year to lead his team to an 8-3 record and just eight points from an undefeated season
  • Suffered internal injuries in the accident on July 14, 1990, he subsequently had 30 inches of his intestines surgically removed 24 days later (Aug. 7)
  • Shocked his coaches and teammates by returning to the starting lineup a month later (Sept. 8) and escorting the Golden Eagles to an upset over Alabama
  • Also was MVP of All American Bowl at conclusion of senior year
  • Became starter at Southern Miss in third game of his freshman season
  • Majored in special education
PersonalBack To Top
  • Given name Brett Lorenzo Favre
  • Born in Gulfport, Miss.
  • Grew up in Kiln, Miss. (pronounced KILL)
  • Married long-time girlfriend Deanna Tynes on July 14, 1996, after a 12-year courtship, the couple has two daughters, Brittany, 17, and Breleigh, 7
  • Earned five letters in baseball (he led team in batting all five seasons) and three in football at Hancock North Central High School in Kiln, where his late father, Irvin, was his coach
  • Played quarterback and strong safety, also serving as punter and placekicker
  • Played in Mississippi high school all star game following senior season
  • Had his high school jersey (No. 10) retired in April of 1993; school further honored him May 8, 2004, by re-naming its field, ‘Brett Favre Field,’ and dedicating a new life-sized statue of Favre displayed at the entrance to the stadium
  • Also had the No. 4 jersey he had worn at Southern Mississippi retired in September of 1993
  • Was inducted into the Southern Miss Sports Hall of Fame in April of 1997 and was named to the Southern Mississippi Football Team of the Century in 2001
  • Father pitched for Southern Mississippi baseball varsity
  • Older brother, Scott, played quarterback for Mississippi State and younger brother, Jeff, was a free safety on Southern Mississippi football team
  • Sister, Brandi, is a former 'Miss Teen Mississippi'
  • Grew up idolizing a pair of Southern quarterbacks, the Saints' Archie Manning and the Cowboys' Staubach
  • Established the 'Brett Favre Fourward Foundation’ in 1996, its mission to provide aid to disadvantaged or disabled children residing in Mississippi and Wisconsin; in conjunction with his annual golf tournament, celebrity softball game and fundraising dinners, foundation has donated in excess of $2.2 million to charities in the two states
  • In 2005 the charity took on a new cause, raising money in support of Hurricane Katrina relief; more than $950,000 has been raised as of April 18, 2006, to be used in the state’s three gulf coast counties: Hancock, Harrison and Jackson
  • Also in 2005, his wife founded a charity, the Deanna Favre Hope Foundation to benefit uninsured and underinsured breast cancer patients; Deanna underwent successful treatment in 2004 for the disease
  • “A Night of Faith,” a dinner and concert featuring Grammy-winning artist Faith Hill was held March 12, 2005, in Biloxi, Miss.; the evening raised more than $400,000 for her foundation, with proceeds used to endow assistance programs at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport, Miss., and Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Among the other groups the Favre Fourward foundation supports in Mississippi are Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish, Candlelighters for Childhood Cancer, MHG Development Foundation (which promotes community wellness through Memorial Hospital), Hope Haven (a home for battered women and children) and Gaits to Success (therapeutic horsemanship for the mentally disabled) – the latter two are located in the county (Hancock) where he grew up
  • Among organizations in Wisconsin, he has given to the Rawhide Boys Ranch, Make-A-Wish, Special Olympics, CASA of Brown County, Cerebral Palsy of Wisconsin, Easter Seals of Wisconsin, Green Bay Press-Gazette Education Program, 'Give a Kid a Book' program, the Back to School Store and Syble Hopp School in De Pere
  • Held the seventh annual ‘Brett Favre Celebrity Softball Game’ June 11, 2006, at Fox Cities Stadium in Grand Chute, Wis., the event, attended by over 8,000 fans, generated roughly $130,000 for his foundation – all of which stays in Wisconsin; in six years the event has raised more than $700,000
  • His annual Mississippi celebrity golf tournament was moved to Tunica, Miss., this year due to Hurricane Katrina storm damage near the state’s gulf coast; the event, now held 11 times, features a concert by country music superstar Tim McGraw
  • Annual fundraising dinner in Green Bay has featured Hall of Famers Starr and Paul Hornung; in seven years the event has raised more than $490,000
  • In 2003 and ’04, hosted a similar dinner at his Hattiesburg home, raising $140,000
  • Also has raised more than $1.3 million for the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay over the past 11 seasons by donating $200 for each touchdown pass and rushing TD he has, a monetary total augmented by matching corporate contributions
  • Ran a similar program, benefiting a scholarship fund at Southern Miss, during the 1997 and ’98 seasons, which raised roughly $250,000
  • Taped a public service announcement in the 2000 offseason for local and state Red Cross Awareness, himself more aware of disaster-type situations after experiencing a harrowing, early-March tornado that year at his Hattiesburg, Miss., residence, the storm heavily damaging his property and leaving him fearing for his life
  • Received the ‘Community Service Award’ from the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce in August of 1997 in recognition of his work with the area Boys & Girls Club, in addition to Special Olympics and Cystic Fibrosis
  • Has worked at Thanksgiving with the Salvation Army in Green Bay and Gulfport, Miss., to donate food baskets to needy families
  • Was named as one of 100 “Good Guys” in sports by The Sporting News in July of 2000 in recognition of his civic responsibility and character
  • Gave time during the 1993-95 seasons as the Packers' player representative to the state Punt, Pass & Kick competition
  • Had his fourth grade teacher, Billy Ray Dedeaux of Hancock North Central Elementary School in his native Kiln, Miss., named as the NFL's 'Teacher of the Month' for September, 1994
  • Formerly was a co-owner, along with Dale Jarrett, of a NASCAR Busch racing team, sponsored by Rayovac
  • Currently has a joint venture with Jarrett, ‘Jarrett Driving Adventure,’ which is traded publicly on NASDAQ, the business allows individuals the opportunity to ride with a professional driver
  • Is a partner in ‘Brett Favre's Steakhouse' in Green Bay, and its sister operation, 'Brett Favre's Two Minute Grill,' located in the Lambeau Field Atrium
  • Sold over 100,000 copies of his authorized autobiography, entitled Favre For The Record
  • , which was published by Doubleday late in the summer of 1997, an updated version of the book, which included a chapter on the ‘97 season and Super Bowl XXXII, came out in paperback in September of 1998
  • With his family, in 1999 published Favre Family Cookbook: Three Generations of Cajun and Creole Cooking from the Gulf Coast, combining the best of Mississippi-style seafood with the award-winning recipes of the Brett Favre Steakhouse, recipes from the entire family along with family anecdotes and photos
  • In 2004, authored, with his mother, Bonita, FAVRE, an updated biography co-published by the National Football League and Rugged Land; the book has sold nearly 270,000 copies and spent three months on the New York Times Hardcover Nonfiction Best-Seller List, peaking at No. 5
  • Has an official Web site, www.officialbrettfavre.com
  • Has been one of the country's most marketable athletes since leading Green Bay to a Super Bowl victory in January 1997
  • In 2005 appeared in commercials for Sensodyne Toothpaste, Starter (owned by Nike), Ford Motor Company and Snapper lawn care equipment
  • Also continues his endorsement of Nike
  • In 2003 appeared in a popular national ad for MasterCard, with his wife, Deanna, as part of the company’s “
  • Priceless” campaign
  • Also has had endorsement/spokesman deals with Acclaim video games, Bergstrom Automotive (Wisconsin car dealerships), Cellular One, Choice Hotels, Dairy Management Inc., DirecTV and NFL Sunday Ticket, Edge Shave Gel, FunJet Vacations, Hershey's Chocolate, Kohl's department stores, Koss headphones, 'Milk Mustache,' Mitsubishi, Motorola wireless communications, Nike Golf, Pennzoil, Pepsi, Rawlings, Real Pure Beverage Group, Repel Insect Block, Right Guard, Sprint, Sunny Delight, Toro, Visa, Wisconsin Department of Tourism, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board and Yamaha
  • Also is involved with NFL QB Greats
  • In conjunction with Hallmark, marketed the Brett Favre Christmas tree ornament in 1999
  • Had over 2 million of his candy bars, the 'Brett Favre MVP Bar,' sold through fund-raising groups in its first year (1997-98), the most ever sold by the Morley Candy Company
  • Made an appearance near the end of the hit 1998 movie There’s Something About Mary as the boyfriend of co-star Cameron Diaz’s character
  • Previously had made a cameo as a janitor in Reggie’s Prayer, the 1997 movie project of Reggie White
  • Served as a pallbearer at White’s funeral, Dec. 30, 2004
  • Has been a guest on The Tonight Show, The Late Show and The Late, Late Show; played himself in one episode of HBO series Arli$$
  • Is an avid golfer, carries a handicap in the "one to two" range – down from the 15 he carried as recently as 1998; participated in the pro-am at the 2006 Ford Championship at Doral as part of a promotion with Phil Mickelson and Toby Keith
  • In 2005 participated in the U.S. Bank Championship pro-am and charity shootout at Milwaukee’s Brown Deer Park golf course, the site of the annual PGA tour stop
  • Also enjoys hunting, TV nature programs, crossword puzzles, fishing and tending to his home and land on the 460 acres he owns in Hattiesburg, Miss.
  • Resides in Hattiesburg
Player StatsBack To Top
Year GP GS Att Cmp Pct Yds Att TD Int Lg Sk Lst Rating
1991 Atlanta 2 0 4 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2 0 1 11 0.0
1992 Green Bay 15 13 471 302 64.1 3,227 6.9 18 13 76t 34 208 85.3
1993 Green Bay 16 16 522 318 60.9 3,303 6.3 19 24 66t 30 199 72.2
1994 Green Bay 16 16 582 363 62.4 3,882 6.7 33 14 49 31 188 90.7
1995 Green Bay 16 16 570 359 63.0 *4,413 7.7 *38 13 *99t 33 217 99.5
1996 Green Bay 16 16 543 325 59.9 3,899 7.2 *39 13 80t 40 241 95.8
1997 Green Bay 16 16 513 304 59.3 3,867 7.5 *35 16 74 25 176 92.6
1998 Green Bay 16 16 551 *347 *63.0 *4,212 7.6 31 23 84t 38 223 87.8
1999 Green Bay 16 16 *595 341 57.3 4,091 6.9 22 23 74t 35 223 74.7
2000 Green Bay 16 16 580 338 58.3 3,812 6.6 20 16 67t 33 236 78.0
2001 Green Bay 16 16 510 314 61.6 3,921 7.7 32 15 67t 22 151 94.1
2002 Green Bay 16 16 551 341 61.9 3,658 6.6 27 16 85t 26 188 85.6
2003 Green Bay 16 16 471 308 65.4 3,361 7.1 *32 21 66t 19 137 90.4
2004 Green Bay 16 16 540 346 64.1 4,088 7.6 30 17 79t 12 93 92.4
2005 Green Bay 16 16 *607 *372 61.3 3,881 6.4 20 *29 59 24 170 70.9
NFL totals (15 years) 225 221 7,610 4,678 61.5 53,615 7.0 396 255 99t 403 2,661 86.0
Green Bay Totals 223 221 7,606 4,678 61.5 53,615 7.0 396 253 99t 402 2,650 86.2
Career record as starter: 139-82 (.629); 8-5 (.615) in 1992, 9-7 (.563) in 1993, 9-7 (.563) in 1994, 11-5 (.688) in 1995, 13-3 (.813) in 1996, 13-3 (.813) in 1997, 11-5 (.688) in 1998, 8-8 (.500) in 1999, 9-7 (.563) in 2000, 12-4 (.750) in 2001, 12-4 (.750) in 2002, 10-6 (.625) in 2003, 10-6 (.625) in 2004, 4-12 (.250) in 2005.
*Led NFL

Playoffs
Year GP GS Att Cmp Pct Yds Att TD Int Lg Sk Lst Rating
1993 Green Bay 2 2 71 43 60.6 535 7.5 5 3 48 2 4 89.8
1994 Green Bay 2 2 73 41 56.2 473 6.5 0 1 59 2 15 70.2
1995 Green Bay 3 3 102 66 64.7 805 7.9 8 2 73t 6 41 106.9
1996 Green Bay 3 3 71 44 62.0 617 8.7 5 1 81t 7 60 107.5
1997 Green Bay 3 3 97 56 57.7 668 6.9 5 3 40 6 23 83.2
1998 Green Bay 1 1 35 20 57.1 292 8.3 2 2 47 1 10 79.7
2001 Green Bay 2 2 73 48 65.8 550 7.5 4 7 51 3 23 67.0
2002 Green Bay 1 1 42 20 47.6 247 5.9 1 2 37 2 14 54.4
2003 Green Bay 2 2 66 41 62.1 499 7.6 3 1 44 1 9 94.2
2004 Green Bay 1 1 33 22 66.7 216 6.5 1 4 28 2 15 55.4
Postseason (10 years) 20 20 663 401 60.5 4,902 7.4 34 26 81t 32 214 84.0
Career postseason record as starter: 11-9 (.550)

Rushing
Year Att Yds Avg Lg TD
1991 Atlanta 0 0 0.0 0 0
1992 Green Bay 47 198 4.2 19 1
1993 Green Bay 58 216 3.7 27 1
1994 Green Bay 42 202 4.8 36t 2
1995 Green Bay 39 181 4.6 40 3
1996 Green Bay 49 136 2.8 23 2
1997 Green Bay 58 187 3.2 16 1
1998 Green Bay 40 133 3.3 35 1
1999 Green Bay 28 142 5.1 20 0
2000 Green Bay 27 108 4.0 18 0
2001 Green Bay 38 56 1.5 14 1
2002 Green Bay 25 73 2.9 17 0
2003 Green Bay 18 15 0.8 7 0
2004 Green Bay 16 36 2.3 17 0
2005 Green Bay 18 62 3.4 20 0
NFL totals 503 1,745 3.5 40 12
Postseason 50 73 1.5 12 1

Additional statistics: Ran for 2-point conversion in '97 playoffs vs. TB, 1/4/98; Caught one pass, for minus-7 yards, from himself, at TB, 9/13/92 (first Packers attempt); Forced fumble (Pepper Johnson, at NYG, 11/8/92). Miscellaneous tackles - 2 in 1992, 4 in 1993, 2 in 1994, 2 in 1995, 1 in 1996, 1 in 1999, 1 in 2000, 2 in 2002, 1 in 2003, 2 in 2005; NFL total: 18. Fumbles-Lost - 12-4 in 1992, 14-6 in 1993, 7-3 in 1994, 8-4 in 1995, 11-4 in 1996, 7-4 in 1997, 8-2 in 1998, 9-4 in 1999, 9-5 in 2000, 16-6 in 2001, 10-4 in 2002, 5-2 in 2003, 4-1 in 2004, 10-7 in 2005.

NFL debut: vs. L.A. Rams, 10/27/91, with Atlanta
Packers debut: at Tampa Bay, 9/13/92
First NFL start: vs. Pittsburgh, 9/27/92
Last game missed: vs. Min., 9/6/92 (dressed, DNP)
Last start missed: vs. Cincinnati, 9/20/92 (played)
First GB pass: completion to himself, at Tampa Bay, 9/13/92
First TD pass: to Sterling Sharpe, 5 yards, vs. Cin., 9/20/92
First INT: at Washington, 11/10/91, with Atlanta
(A.Collins, 15-yd TD return)
Last rushing TD: at Jacksonville, 12/3/01

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
1991: Selected by Atlanta Falcons in second round (33rd overall) of '91 NFL Draft, April 21...Signed first contract, July 19.
1992: Traded by Atlanta to Green Bay Packers for first-round selection (17th overall, later traded by Falcons to Dallas, who chose CB Kevin Smith) in '92 draft, Feb. 10.
1994: Re-signed by Green Bay as restricted free agent, July 14.
1997: Signed seven-year contract extension, July 25.
2001: Signed 10-year contract extension, March 1.

CURRENT CONTRACT EXPIRATION: After 2010
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