Go Ahead, Brett. You Earned It.

brettfavre.jpgAfter seventeen years in the NFL, the durable and gritty Green Bay Packers quarterback, Brett Favre, is hanging it up. Any fan of sports and/or football cannot help but be impressed by Favre’s long career — an era of greatness. Even as a San Francisco 49er fan — with a history of great quarterbacks like Joe Montana and Steve Young — I can’t help but admire the sportsmanship and drive of the three time MVP winner, as well as obtaining numerous passing records. As the football seasons came to an end the last couple of years, the question of whether Favre would continue for another season always seemed to surface. Though, after a renaissance-like season last year it seemed like he would be returning for at least one more season. That’s not the case.

Brett Favre is leaving the NFL with a number of passing records under his belt. Last season alone he set the record for touchdown passes at 442, most passing yards at 61,655, wins by a starting quarterback at 160, and then there is the most interceptions at 288. Favre also took the Packers to two back-to-back Super Bowls in ’96 and ’97 — winning the first of the two. He was also named to no less than nine Pro Bowls.

It’s going to take some getting used to someone else in the QB position for Green Bay, whoever it might be. Aaron Rodgers? Craig Nall?

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