Brett Favre: One of The Greats Or a Choke?

Watching Brett Favre throw a costly interception in the NFC Championship Game for the second time in three seasons definitely left a bad taste in the mouths of Brett Favre fans everywhere. If Favre retires this offseason, and I mean actually RETIRES, will Brett be remembered as the guy that always choked in the big spot, or will he be remembered as one of the greatest QBs to ever play the position? Of course you can argue that he will be remembered as both, but if you had to sum up Favre in one word, what would it be?

In my opinion, a lot of people might sway towards the ”choke” because people tend to judge players based on a ”what have you done for me lately” approach. Since Favre has had his share of big interceptions in playoff games, especially during the second half of his career, that will stick with people. Also for the fact that Favre was only able to win only one Super Bowl over his endless career, people will use it against him. He has been on teams that were capable of winning the ”Big One,” yet he failed to deliver like Montana or even Brady did.

However, there are those ”magical” Favre moments that have existed over the course of his career that should not be overlooked when breaking down his total body of work. For instance, the game against the 49ers this past season, his two performances against the Packers this past season, and his Monday Night Football tribute to his deceased father where he threw for 4 TDs in the first half and 399 yards overall. There are also the underhand flips, the slings, the rocket balls, the high-fives with the refs, and the ”disregard for his body” blocks on 300-pound linemen.

Whatever you decide to base your judgment of Favre  on, there is no question that Brett Favre brought the entertainment value to the league that was necessary for it to thrive. You might be a Favre supporter or a Favre hater, but no matter what you are, you are passionate about your choice. With that being the case, Favre was doing something right. I am pretty sure Jon Kitna did not leave the same effect on his fans or haters.

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4 Responses

  1. Really enjoyed this post. My whole thing with Favre is that while he’s completely frustrating, he’s allowed to be indecisive because he’s a lot better than the majority of quarterbacks in the league. Half the teams would take him even though he’s likely to cause headaches and sit out most of training camp

    Dan
    http://danstake.com

    • Yeah, I would have to agree. Favre has done so much for the league over his career that I think he’s earned it. A lot of people forget just how good he’s been for so long.

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