Brett Favre (1969- ), statistically the most accomplished passer in NFL history, started every game at quarterback for the Green Bay Packers from 1992 through 2007. The only player ever to win three consecutive league MVP awards (1995-97), Favre led the Packers to their first Super Bowl victory in three decades in 1997.
Favre, a strong-armed thrower and charismatic team leader, set an incredible record for toughness and durability by starting 253 straight games at the quarterback position. Following a 2007 season in which he led the Packers to the cusp of the Super Bowl before falling to the New York Giants in the NFC Championship Game, an emotional Favre announced his retirement from football in March 2008. He left the game holding the NFL's all-time quarterbacking records in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts, completions, and wins.controversy only resolved by Favre's August 2008 trade to the New York Jets.