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Brett Favre

Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round of the 1991 draft, Favre did next to nothing in his rookie season. He appeared in two games, completed no passes (on four attempts) and still managed to throw two interceptions.

Dec 21, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders quarterback Derek Carr (4) reacts after throwing a touchdown pass against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter at O.co Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Bills 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Despite that lack of success in his rookie season, the Green Bay Packers apparently thought enough of Favre to throw a first round pick at the Falcons in exchange for him. And it’s a good thing they did. Favre’s first season in Green Bay – including 13 games as the starter – he threw for 3,227 yards, and 18 touchdowns against 13 interceptions, while completing 64 percent of his passes. He also helped the Packers to a six game win streak that put them in playoff contention with a 9-7 record, but they ultimately missed the postseason by a game.

He took over as the full time starter in 1993 and never looked back. Over his 16 seasons on the Frozen Tundra, Favre threw for more than 60,000 yards, put together a 160-93 record as a starter, threw 442 touchdowns, and completed more than 61 percent of his passes.

For his career, Favre is the NFL’s all time leading passer with more than 71,000 yards total, 508 touchdowns, and a 62 percent completion rate. He also added 14 rushing touchdowns, and ran for nearly 2,000 yards.

Favre is an eleven time Pro Bowler, a three time NFL MVP – the only player in history to win the award three consecutive seasons, is a five time NFC Player of the Year, was named first team All Pro three times, and is a Super Bowl Champion.

He is a lock to be a first ballot Hall of Famer when he is eligible in 2016.

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