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1. Brett Favre
Brett Favre was not someone projected to break most of the NFL passing records when the Atlanta Falcons out of Southern Mississippi drafted him but apparently Green Bay (specifically Ron Wolf) did when they pulled the trigger on a trade to land one of the greatest gunslingers of all time.
Favre would take over for Don Majkowski in 1992 and would start every game for the Packers putting together an incredible stretch of unparalleled grit and determination.  Favre would become an icon in Green Bay and for a few seasons was regarded as the best pivot in the game.  

Each year from 1995 to 1997, Favre was named the AP MVP, a First Team All-Pro, threw for the most Touchdowns and took the Packers to two consecutive Super Bowls, winning the first one.  

He would continue to play for years at a star level for the Packers, though his waffling on retirement made it difficult for the team to move on, and it resulted in a less than amicable departure and an eventual stint with Green Bay’s division rival, the Minnesota Vikings.  

Still, #4 was meant to return and the fences were been mended for Brett Favre to return to Green Bay and for the retirement of his number - which was exactly where it belongs!  He would enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame on his first year of eligibility in 2016

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Acquired: Traded from the Atlanta Falcons for their 19th Overall Pick, 2/10/92.
  • Departed: Traded to the New York Jets foe an undisclosed 2009 Draft Pick 8/7/08.
  • Games Played: 255
  • Notable Statistics: 253 Games Started
    5,377 Pass Completions
    8,754 Pass Attempts
    61.4 Pass Completion Percentage
    61,655 Passing Yards
    442 Touchdown Passes
    286 Interceptions
    85.8 Quarterback Rating
    555 Rushing Attempts
    1,786 Rushing Yards
    13 Rushing Touchdowns
    1 Reception
    -7 Receiving Yards
    226 Approximate Value

    22 Playoff Games
    438 Pass Completions
    721 Pass Attempts
    60.7 Pass Completion Percentage
    5,311 Passing Yards
    39 Touchdown Passes
    28 Interceptions
    85.8 Quarterback Rating
    51 Rushing Attempts
    72 Rushing Yards
    1 Rushing Touchdown
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Champion (XXXI)
    AP MVP (1995, 1996 & 1997)
    Bert Bell Award (1995 & 1996)
    PFWA MVP (1995 & 1996)
    NEA MVP (1995 & 1996)
    The Sporting News Player of the Year (1995 & 1996)
    AP Offensive Player of the Year (1995)
    PFWA Offenisve Player of the Year (1995 & 1996)
    UPI Offenisve Player of the Year (1995 & 1996)
    First Team All-Pro Selection (1995, 1996 & 1997)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (2001, 2002 & 2007)
    Pro Bowl (1992, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2007)
    Most Completions (1998 & 2005)
    Highest Pass Completion Percentage (1998)
    Most Passing Yards (1995 & 1998)
    Most Touchdown Passes (1995, 1996, 1997 & 2003)
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