The Seattle Seahawks Pass on Brett Favre: A Look at the Stars, Busts, and Stories from the 1991 NFL Draft

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The Seattle Seahawks Pass on Brett Favre: A Look at the Stars, Busts, and Stories from the 1991 NFL Draft

With the 16th pick in the 1991 NFL Draft, the Seattle Seahawks drafted their quarterback of the future: San Diego State's Dan McGwire. McGwire failed to fulfill his potential, prompting the Seahawks to draft (fellow eventual bust) Rick Mirer in the 1993 Draft. After flaming out of Seattle and Miami, Dan McGwire was out of the NFL by 1995.

McGwire was the first quarterback selected in the 1991 NFL Draft, followed by USC quarterback Todd Marinovich later in the first round. In the second round, the Atlanta Falcons selected the third quarterback of the draft: Southern Mississippi's Brett Favre.

Right now, at 40 years old, Brett Favre is preparing for the NFL Playoffs. This is an unusual task for a 40-year-old football player—especially a 40-year-old quarterback.

Favre is one of the few elite quarterbacks who has played past 40 years of age. Not Montana, Marino, nor Young played past their 40th birthdays. Much less did they lead a team to the playoffs at that age.

In light of Favre's longevity, I found it fitting to look back at the entire 1991 NFL draft class. From stars to busts, and attorneys to criminals, the 1991 NFL draftees are at various places in life. Here is a look at the famous, the infamous, and the unique.

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