Could Brett Favre Be The Greatest Packer and the Greatest Viking of All Time?

Devin RubinkContributor ISeptember 6, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - SEPTEMBER 02:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings stretches during warmups prior to an NFL preseason game against the Denver Broncos at the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on September 2, 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Tom Dahlin/Getty Images)
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Brett Favre will always be remembered as the greatest Green Bay Packer of all time. The 3-time MVP brought the Packers to two Super Bowls, winning one, while surpassing every record a quarterback could have. He started every game for the team from week two of the '92 season to the end of the 2007 season. His legacy will live on forever with the franchise, even though he is now the face of one of their bitter rivals.

Favre joined the Vikings before the 2009 season and enjoyed the best statistical season of his career. He set a career-high in passer rating (107.2), a career-low in interceptions (7) and passed for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns. Although he has been hated by Vikings fans for so long, he has been loved by them for the past year.

This year, Favre has decided to come back for "One more season" with the Minnesota Vikings, a team that is returning all 22 starters and came within a game of the Super Bowl last season. On such a talented team, it's realistic to believe that Favre could lead the team to it's first championship in it's 50-year existence. If he were to do so, he could very well be remembered as the greatest Minnesota Viking of all-time.

The Vikings have had many memorable players throughout their history. Players like Fran Tarkenton, Alan Page, and Randy Moss to name a few. However, no Vikings player has ever lead his team to a title.

After just one season in Minnesota, Favre already ranks 10th in team history in career passing yards, 8th in completions, and 9th in passing touchdowns. He will only continue to climb over more Vikings greats this season. Because of his summer antics during training camp and his impressive stats from last season, Favre is probably the most memorable player in Vikings history. 

This year marks Favre's 20th season in the NFL. The Vikings face a tough schedule this year and many think it will be very difficult for them to replicate last years magical season. The team has also been hit with various injuries to significant players this preseason have left many other non-believers in the Vikings.

However, there are a lot of experienced veterans and Pro Bowl caliber players on this roster and if anyone can lead them to a title, it's #4. If he were to do so, it would mark a remarkable ending to a storybook career and Brett Favre could retire as the greatest Minnesota Viking and greatest Green Bay Packer of all-time.