Monday, December 13, 2010
End Of An Era: Brett Favre To Miss First Game in Over 18 Years
As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. Per this tweet from the Minnesota Vikings, an injury to his throwing shoulder will keep Brett Favre from starting or playing in tonight's game against the NY Giants, marking the first game Favre will not be under center after 297 straight starts. That is equivalent to 18 1/12 full NFL seasons.
Here is a picture of the official inactive list:
This season has been a tough one for the 41-yr-old Favre, who has had to endure struggles on the field as well as scandal off of it (namely the nude pics that were allegedly sent to a Jets employee the lone season Favre was there).
Nonetheless, Favre has been one of the greatest quaterbacks in NFL history and holds many career records. I chose the picture of Favre in a Green Bay jersey as his years with the Packers represent the best years of his well decorated career. Favre is the only player in NFL history to win the MVP award 3 consecutive years and holds records for most touchdown passes, passing yards, and completions, as well as most career interceptions.
Favre may be put on injury reserve soon which will most definitely end his career. If so the NFL will be saying farewell to a true warrior on the football field and on of the greatest to ever do it.