Best of Brett: The Five Best Moments in No. 4's Career
With the recent news of Brett Favre actually hanging it up for good, it's time to look back on the career that was for the Super Bowl champion and future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback.
When it comes to Mr. Favre, there are many memories that fans will remember from his 19 seasons in the league, and I decided to take on the five best moments from his career in this feature.
5. Game-Winning Touchdown Against 49ers in 2009
In one of the most improbable victories ever, the Brett Favre-lead Vikings defeated the San Francisco 49ers in Week Three of the NFL season.
Or should I say, Brett Favre beat the 49ers on that day.
With the ball at the San Francisco 32-yard line and less than 10 seconds left, Favre threw a deep bomb in the back of the end zone and receiver Greg Lewis was there to haul it in, barely getting two feet in bounds. Easily the best comeback victory ever in Favre's career, another great moment to be remembered as well.
4. Playoff Victory vs. Lions During 1993 season
No. 4 made one of his first big statements as a signal caller in the NFL when he lead his Packers to a first-round playoff victory against the Detroit Lions towards the end of the 1993 season.
The playoff victory was very significant because it was the first postseason victory for Green Bay in the last 11 seasons. Brett also threw for three touchdowns, including one of his many game-winning touchdown throws, this one to Sterling Sharpe with just 55 seconds remaining in the game.
3. Favre Breaks Marino's TD Record Against Vikings in 2007
Favre makes the Minnesota Vikings pay for all the problems and struggles that he had while playing in the dreaded Metrodome during his career.
He also did something else on this day that involved breaking an NFL record.
Favre threw two touchdowns against the Vikings, giving him 421 TDs for his lengthy career, and it also made him No. 1 all-time in career passing touchdowns, surpassing Hall of Fame QB Dan Marino's previous record of 420 touchdowns.
As if this wasn't enough, Favre also managed to throw for 344 yards and complete 70 percent of his passes on that historic day.
2. 2003 Monday Night Football Game Against Raiders
On Dec. 22, 2003, Brett Favre was not himself as he was set to play the Raiders on Monday Night Football.
The reason was his dad, Irv Favre, passed away the day before, but Brett still decided to tough it out and play the game. It's a good thing he did, because Favre had arguably the best night of his career, throwing for 399 yards and connecting on four TD passes.
He later won an ESPY for his performance in the game. His courage, heart, and poise that he showed in playing this game is still remembered by many Packers fans and football fans alike, even to this day.
1. Winning Super Bowl XXI
This is by far the best moment in Brett Favre's illustrious career.
The moment that he seized his first and only Super Bowl ring to date, a feat that many other great quarterbacks never accomplished, and many still haven't accomplished today.
He was on top of his game that entire season, including throwing for 3,899 yards at a 59.9 percent clip and also throwing for a career-high 39 touchdowns as well.
His Packers were the clear favorite going into the game against the New England Patriots, and showed why as Favre threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one on his way to the most thrilling and most memorable moment in the legendary QB's career.