Video: Brett Favre Through The Years
I know we’ve seen this story before, but it really does seem like Brett Favre is done this time. Sure, plenty of people felt that way in 2008 and again in 2009, but never has Favre looked as fragile and as old as he did leaving Ford Field on Sunday.
It’s funny – I hated the endless Favre saga as much as the next guy, but I really will miss him. When Brett was on TV, people watched… that fact is undeniable. It’s true that many of them were hoping to see him fail (especially over the past couple seasons), but they were still watching every minute of it. You really can’t say that about too many athletes.
Hopefully, for Favre’s health and for the fans that are sick of the circus, it really is over. Assuming it is, I’ll do my small part in honoring the guy by looking at some great Favre-related video from the past two decades.
ESPN Soundtracks – Brett Favre (From 2005)
And another ESPN Soundtrack, time time with the Vikings
Brett Favre, The Legend – Even if you don’t care for Favre, at least Foreman, Armstrong, Gretzky and Bird respect him
Great footage from Favre’s first game as a Packer (A last minute comeback)
Favre’s first pass completion in the NFL (To himself, of course)
ESPN Top 10 Brett Favre Moments
Fan steals the ball from Favre post-snap
Hilarious Vikiings Fan Reaction To Favre’s Interception vs. New Orleans in the 2009 Playoffs (and one of the greatest calls of all time)
And Finally, the Super Bowl XXXI Tribute By George Reed
Was Favre the greatest quarterback of all time? No.
But was he overrated? Also, no.
Favre was a legend of his time, and the league won’t be the same without him. Whether you loved him or hated him, it’s impossible to say he didn’t leave everything he had on the field, every time. There were literally hundreds of videos I could have chosen for this, and that’s just one more piece of evidence to support his status as a once-in-a-generation athelete. Good luck in retirement, Brett.