Brett Favre Retires: Power Ranking His 10 Best Seasons

Nathaniel UyFeatured ColumnistAugust 3, 2010

Brett Favre Retires: Power Ranking His 10 Best Seasons

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    GREEN BAY, WI - MARCH 06: Quarterback Brett Favre of the Green Bay Packers listens to a question at his retirement press conference on March 6, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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    He's kept us on our toes the last four seasons.  When he first retired as a Green Packer, who knew he'd keep on playing? And, who knew he had more great seasons ahead of him.

    It's time to reflect on Brett Favre's career. 

    Where does Favre's season with the Vikings rank in his career? View the slideshow to find out.

    After a career which spanned 19 years. Here's a power ranking of Favre's 10 best seasons...

10. 2003: Personal Loss

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    Favre's 2003 season is included here because of a remarkable performance that he gave after losing his father. 

    He threw for 4 TDs in the first half and nearly 400 yards in a 41-7 victory over the Oakland Raiders. Even Raider fans were seen giving Favre applause for this showing.

    That year he threw for 3,361 yards, and 32 TDs and got another spot on the Pro Browl team.

9. 2008: New York Jets

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    EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets passes the ball against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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    Just when everyone had thought he was out. He made his first comeback as a member of the New York Jets.

    After all the offseason drama that year, Favre made the Jets playoff contenders. He responded by showing that at 38-years-old he could still play.

    The Jets didn't qualify for the postseason but Favre once again made the Pro Bowl and passed for 3,472 yards and 22 TDs.

8. 1994: Establishing Himself

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    This was the year Favre established himself as a bona fide star quarterback in the league.

    It was the first time he threw for over 30 TDs (33) in a season and what was more impressive is that he was able to cut down his INTs (14) from the last year.

    Green Bay, once again made it back to the playoffs and were starting to become a definite Super Bowl threat.

7. 1993: Leads Packers to The Playoffs

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    For the first time in over 10 seasons, the Packers qualified for the playoffs.

    With Favre as their quarterback, the team improved on their previous season and qualified for the post season.

    Favre threw for 3,303 yards that year and threw more INTs (24) than TDs (19). Despite that, with the young Favre at QB things were looking very promising in Green Bay.

1992: Becomes A Starter

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    In 1992, after subbing in for the injured Don Majkowski in the third game of the season, Favre would go on to start the longest consecutive starts streak for a quarterback in NFL history.

    That season he also led the Packers to six consecutive wins for the first time in nearly three decades.

    He threw for 3,227 yards and earned a spot on the Pro Bowl.

2007: Final Season With Packers

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    For 16 season, Favre was the only quarterback to ever start a game with the Packers.

    This was his last season as a Packer and it ended in a loss to the eventual champions New York Giants during the NFC Championship.

    He also broke all-time passing records including most TDs and most wins by a quarterback.

2009: Minnesota Vikings

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    NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings waves on the field against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-2
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    This was Favre's best season, not as a Packer.

    After a stint with the Jets, Favre found a home in Minnesota with the Vikings.

    The Vikings were viewed as immediate contenders with Favre's addition, they ended the season 12-4 and made the playoffs.

    Favre led the team the NFC Championship, where they ultimately lost in a dramatic overtime match to the eventual champions New Orleans Saints.

1995: First MVP Season

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    This was his first MVP season after setting career highs in passing 4,413 yards and TDs (38).

    The Packers would eventually lose to the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championships.

1997: Third Consecutive MVP and Super Bowl XXXII

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    Favre and Packers once again dominated the NFC the year after winning Super Bowl XXXI. He won this third consecutive MVP award.

    However, a repeat was not in stars for the Packers.  They lost to the Denver Broncos.

    This would be Favre's last Super Bowl appearance in his career.

1996: Second MVP and Super Bowl XXXI

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    There is no doubt, this is Favre's best season.

    Favre won a second straight MVP award and continued to set impressive passing statistics, throwing the most touchdowns in his career (39).

    He eventual led the Packers past the NFC Championship and to a victory in Super Bowl XXXI.