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Brett Favre

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NFL ironman Brett Favre became a legend the moment he stepped in for an injured Don Majkowski and led the Green Bay Packers to a come-from-behind win in 1992. From that day forward, No. 4 became the Packers’ full-time quarterback and went on to start the next 321 games, an NFL record that will likely never be broken. Along the way, the 11-time Pro Bowler became the first quarterback to achieve 500 career touchdown passes, 70,000 passing yards, and 6,000 completions. He also guided the Packers to back-to-back Super Bowl appearances, helped win the franchise’s first Super Bowl title since 1967, and is the only player to be named NFL MVP in three straight seasons. Favre enjoyed the game of football so much that he found it difficult to walk away. His final retirement came in 2010, after his second season in Minnesota, where he became the first of only three quarterbacks to defeat all 32 NFL franchises.