Brett Favre's Longevity Factor

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IAugust 18, 2010

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18: Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre addresses the media at a press conference after the first morning practice since returning to Vikings Winter Park on August 18, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Favre injured his ankle last year and had been reportedly considering retiring after one season with the Vikings.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)
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Which pitcher has the most wins in Major League Baseball history? The answer is Cy Young with 511 career wins. Which pitcher has the most losses in MLB history? The answer is also Cy Young with 316 career losses.


Who is MLB’s all-time strikeout leader? The answer is Nolan Ryan with 5,714. Who is the all-time leader in career walks? The answer is also Nolan Ryan with 2,795.



What these players have in common is longevity. Young pitched 23 years in MLB, retiring at the age of 44 years old. Ryan pitched 27 years, retiring at the age of 46 years old.


One of the positives about having a long career is that a player can put up great numbers and rewrite the record books. However, that player can also make quite a few bad plays and break some records that he would rather not own.


Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre is starting to experience that in the NFL. He has finally decided to play a 20th season and has a chance to add to his already impressive résumé. Here are five records that Favre has set that put into perspective how many games he has played compared to every other quarterback that has played in the history of the NFL...

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