When you reach the NFL, there are a few goals that you want to obtain. Winning a championship of course is always the main objective, you want to establish yourself as the very best at your respected position and to get into what some would call “football heaven” and that’s the pro football Hall Of Fame. Brett Favre has accomplished each and every one of those I just listed and Saturday, he got the news that he will be inducted into the hall this August in Canton, Ohio.
Brett Favre wasn’t even a first round draft pick and he wasn’t selected by the Green Bay Packers. He was taken in the second round, 33rd overall by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991. He didn’t see much time in Atlanta under Jerry Glanville and he was then traded to the Green Bay Packers after the 1991 season and the rest is history. When Don Majkowski went down with an injury in the third game of the season, Mike Holmgren put Brett in and the rest was history. He went on to start an NFL record 297 consecutive games and he always left it on the field. You talk about a guy who gave it his all and then some, Brett Favre did just that. He was known as the gunslinger when he played and always made a crazy throw and he had no issue throwing a bullet pass to his receivers, some of those guys fingers have never been the same after catching those passes. He was a guy that wore his heart on his sleeve and always played the game with such emotion.
He’s made so many memories over the years but the most memorable was when he played the day after his father died in Oakland on a Monday night in December 2003 and he had the game of his life. 4 touchdown passes and he threw for 399 yards with a very heavy heart. I remember him saying that his dad would’ve wanted him to play in that game. He’s one of the very best I’ve ever seen play the position. 508 career touchdown passes say a lot. It wasn’t a matter of if he would get in, it was a manner of simply when.