Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. During his time with the Green Bay Packers he transformed the struggling but once-proud franchise into a perennial winner. Over the course of his career he broke many NFL records, leading the Packers to a pair of Super Bowls, winning one, and became the first NFL player to win three straight MVP awards. Today, we look back at some of the best moments of Brett Favre’s career as a Green Bay Packer.
Brett Favre lead the Green Bay Packers to their first Super Bowl title defeating New England Patriots 35-21. This is by far the best moment in Brett Favre’s illustrious career. Favre had an incredible season throwing for 3,899 yards and 39 touchdowns. His Packers were the clear favorite going into the game against the New England Patriots, and showed why as Favre threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one on his way to the most thrilling and most memorable moment in the legendary QB’s career.
Brett Favre’s father died of a heart attack on December 21, 2003. The very next night, the Green Bay Packers were taking on the Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football. This was a game no one expected Favre to play but Favre said his father would want him to play this game. He would go and put together one of best performances of his legendary career. He completed 22 of 30 passes for 399 yards and four touchdowns, and each one proved to be better than the next. Throughout the game, the broadcasters, Al Michael and John Madden were in complete disbelief of what Favre was doing out on the gridiron under such tremendous emotional duress. Favre’s wife, Deanna, was also in attendance and you saw the mixture of joy and tears in her eyes from her seat. It truly was a magical night.
Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dan Marino held the record the All-Time record for most touchdowns in a career until Brett Favre decided he wanted to etch his name in the record books. Favre threw two touchdowns against the division rival Minnesota Vikings giving him 421 TDs and becoming No. 1 all-time in career passing touchdowns.
In 2007, The Green Bay Packers took on the Denver Broncos at Mile High Stadium. The Packers were leading the majority of the game, but Denver would overcome a 13-7 deficit to force overtime. Denver had all the momentum going into overtime with the fans loud and into the game. Let’s just say, all the Bronco fans were headed to the exits early. Favre hit wide receiver, Greg Jennings with a 82 yard game winning touchdown pass! This was second-longest pass in OT history. It was an incredible win, and proved to be one of the best moments in Favre’s career.