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Brett Favre Gossip News and TriviaAfter 18 years in the NFL, Brett Favre retiring!

Sources have reported that former Packers turned Jet’s quarterback Brett Favre will retire after 18 years in the NFL (sounds familiar). This decision comes six weeks after the disappointing lost in which they failed to make it to the playoffs.

Favre, 39, instructed his agent to tell the team his decision.  In an email sent to ESPN, Favre said “he has no regrets about ending his career in New York and praised owner Woody Johnson, general manager Mike Tannenbaum and fired coach Eric Mangini.”

Favre’s decision  will save the team $13 million in salary cap space.

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Brett Favre Gossip News and Trivia:
  • Brett Favre is a former NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers)
  • Became the first NFL player ever to be named the MVP three times. (27 December 1997)
  • Daughters, Brittany (b. 6 February 1989) and Breleigh (b. 13 July 1999).
  • Brett Favre earned five letters in baseball and three in football at Hancock North Central High School (Kiln, MS). His father, Irvin, was his coach.
  • Entered the Menninger Clinic (Topeka, Kansas) for addiction to painkillers. (May 1996)
  • Selected 33rd overall of the NFL Draft by the Atlanta Falcons. On 10 February 1992, the Falcons sent Brett Favre to the Green Bay Packers for the Packers’ #1 pick in the upcoming draft. Falcons coach Jerry Glanville called Favre a “train wreck” after he missed the team picture during training camp because he had partied too hard the night before. The quarterback had 2 interceptions and 0 completions in 5 attempts in his short stint with Atlanta. (20 April 1991).
  • (December 22, 2003) In one of the most courageous performances in sports history, reeling from the sudden death of his beloved father, Irvin, one day earlier, he threw for 399 yards and 4 touchdowns in a 41-7 rout of the defending AFC champion Oakland Raiders on Monday Night Football.
  • One the lowest points of his career came in 1991 when he was with the Falcons and he missed the team photo. When asked where he was, Brett, who had been drinking the night before, made up an excuse that he was stuck in traffic behind a train wreck. Falcons coach Jerry Glanville shot back, “Son, you are a train wreck!” The following February, Brett was traded to the Packer for a first-round draft choice.
  • Won the Super Bowl with the Green Bay Packers in 1997.
  • Was Men’s Journal’s “Toughest Man in America” in 2004.
  • Was voted the “Favorite Player to Watch on Sunday” in the TV Guide Viewer’s Poll in 2004.
  • Favorite music artist is Tim McGraw.
  • His first completion thrown in the NFL was to himself.
  • Noted fans include Tony Shalhoub, Pat Morita, and Milwaukee Brewers ace Ben Sheets.
  • He was so unheralded coming out of college that, when he was selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons, the broadcasters called him Brett “Favor” (his last name is pronounced “Färv”). In his rookie season, he did the Falcons no “favors,” completing no passes and throwing two interceptions in five attempts. He was traded to Green Bay in the off-season.
  • On September 30, 2007, he became the NFL leader in touchdown passes thrown in a career. The recipient was 2nd-year wide receiver Greg Jennings in a divisional contest against the host Minnesota Vikings. It was his 421st career touchdown toss, eclipsing Dan Marino’s mark of 420.
  • Named Sports Illustrated’s 2007 Sportsman of the Year (4 December 2007).
  • Was traded from the Falcons after then-Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville was convinced Favre would never make it in the NFL. Coincidentally, Glanville hasn’t coached in the NFL since.
  • Announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday March 4, 2008.
  • Came out of retirement in July 2008 with the intention of being starting quarterback for the Packers, but meetings with Packers leadership derailed hope of staying in Green Bay. He was traded to the New York Jets on August 6, 2008.
  • Cover athlete on Madden NFL 2009 (2008).
  • At age 39 he turned back on his retirement plans for the second time signing with his longtime Green Bay rival, The Minnesota Vikings. His two year Vikings contract will pay him $12 million for the 2009 season and $13 million in 2010.
  • Became a grandfather when his daughter, Brittany, gave birth to a son, Parker Brett [April 7, 2010].
  • Preparing to head to New Orleans to face the Saints in the NFC Championship Game. [January 2010]
  • He was traded from the Packers to the Jets. [August 2008]
  • He has Cajun (French), some Swiss-German and Spanish, and approximately 1/128th Choctaw Native American, ancestry. Brett’s five times great-grandfather, Simon Favre, was a noted interpreter and linguist, and Brett’s five times great-grandmother, Pistikiokonay, was Simon’s Choctaw mistress.
  • Inducted into the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame in 2015.
  • Inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016, his first year of eligibility.
  • Induced into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.

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