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Brett Favre - #40

They don't make 'em like Brett Favre anymore. This tough-as-nails quarterback is a nine-time Pro Bowl selection and a three-time league MVP who earned sainthood status in Wisconsin after leading the Green Bay Packers to a resounding victory in Super Bowl XXXI. A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Brett Favre currently ranks first overall in a number of key offensive categories, including most career pass attempts, most career completions, most career passing yards, most career passing touchdowns, most wins by a starting quarterback, and most consecutive starts by a quarterback.

2008's Claim to Fame: Brett Favre's sticky on-again, off-again retirement saw him end 2008 as quarterback of the New York Jets.


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