Topic: Brett Farve-retiring
Brett Farve is retiring-this time for good...
here are some interesting things about Farve
Won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award three times, all in consecutive years (1995, 1996, and 1997; the last shared with Barry Sanders).
Was selected to play in the Pro Bowl ten times in his career.
Was a seven-time All-Pro selection.
Was named to the NFL 1990s All-Decade Team.
Received the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honor 12 times.
Received the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor 1 time.
Records and milestones
At of the end of the 2008 regular season, Favre owned or shared most of the well-known NFL career records for quarterbacks, including:
Consecutive starts by a quarterback: 269 (291 including playoffs)
Games started by a quarterback: 269 (291 including playoffs)
Career regular-season victories by a starting quarterback: 169 (Regular-season record: 169-100)
Career passing touchdowns: 464
Career passing yards: 65,127
Career pass completions: 5,720
Career pass attempts: 9,280
Career interceptions thrown: 310
Career games with at least three touchdowns: 65
AP NFL MVP awards: 3 (1995, 1996, 1997) (tied with Peyton Manning)
Career playoff interceptions thrown: 28 (tied with Jim Kelly)
Career playoff losses as starting QB: 10 (tied with Dan Marino)
Favre is one of four quarterbacks to lead the league in touchdown passes four times. The others are Johnny Unitas, Len Dawson and Steve Young.
Favre is one of three NFL quarterbacks to have beaten all 31 other NFL teams in his career.
In addition, Favre owns a number of team records, having printed his name into almost every passing category in the annals of Green Bay Packers history. Most recently, he set the team record for consecutive completions with 20 on November 22, 2007, against the Detroit Lions. With 39 "come-from-behind" 4th-quarter wins and three more overtime victories (Packers total of 40 makes him Green Bay record holder), Favre is second only to John Elway's 47 4th-quarter or OT "come-back wins", in NFL history.