Who is Brett Favre?
Brett Favre is an American former football player who played for different teams like the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, and New York Jets in the National Football League (NFL). He had a great sportsman inside him which inspired him to get involved in different sports activated from his childhood. Also, his father was the head coach of the school football team who encouraged his talented son to practice and develop his game. He was just twenty when he played for Atlanta Falcons. Then, he moved to play for Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. He is the only player who quarterbacks to have won three consecutive NFL most valuable player awards.
|Celebrated Name||Brett Favre|
|Birth Date||October 10, 1969|
|Birth Place||Gulfport, Mississippi|
|Parents||Father: Irvin Favre
Mother: Bonita Favre
|Siblings||Brandi Favre, Jeff Favre and Scott Favre|
|Net Worth||$100 million|
|Height||6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m)|
|Weight||101 kg (222lbs)|
|Eye Color||Hazel Blue|
Brett Favre was born on October 10, 1969, in Gulfport, Mississippi. His parents were school teachers named Irvin Favre and Bonita Favre. He was the second child of the family and grew up alongside his three siblings, Brandi Favre, Jeff Favre and Scott Favre. He is currently 50 years old with Libra birth sign.
Nationality and Physical Stats
Brett Favre holds an American nationality. He is part of French ancestry. Besides, he has an athletic body type. He stands 6 feet and 2 inches (188cm/1.88m) tall and weighs around 101 kg (222lbs). He has a pair of hazel blue coloured eyes with orange hair colour, initially grey.
Education/Early Life of Brett Favre
Brett Favre attended Hancock North Central High School. As a child, he played both baseball and football but played for the school’s baseball team. His father was the head coach of the football team and motivated his son to play well. He received a football scholarship from the University of Southern Mississippi after completing high school. Also, the player played ten games in the starting position during his freshman year and won six of them. He was involved in a serious car accident which nearly threatened to cut short his career. However, he recovered and returned to the sport he loved so much.
Favre had 15 games over his career where he compiled more than 200 passing yards, making him fourth in school history on the all-time list in that category. Similarly, he graduated with a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education from the university.
Personal Life of Brett Favre
Brett Favre tied a knot to Deanna Tynes in 1996 and together they have two daughters named Brittany born in 1989 and Breleigh born in 1999. He also became a grandfather in 2010.
Likewise, he also has his hands on charitable works. He established the Brett Favre Fourward Foundation in 1996 which has donated more than $2 million to charities in his home state, Mississippi and also in Wisconsin.
Brett Favre is active in his social media accounts. His Instagram (@brettfavre) have 376 thousand followers and his Twitter handles (@BrettFavre) have 332.8 thousand followers. Likewise, his verified Facebook page has 1.07 million likes and 1.04 followers.
Professional Career (NFL)
Brett Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL Draft. He was with them for only one season and then moved to Green Bay Packers in 1992.
Green Bay Packers
Brett Favre joined Packers in 1992. He was with the Packers over 16 seasons and led this team to a pair of Super Bowls, winning one, and became the first NFL player to win three straight MVP awards. He helped the Packers appear in two Super Bowls, winning Super Bowl XXXI and losing Super Bowl XXXII. After this, he starred in Packers every single game from September 20, 1992, to January 20, 2008. Overall, Favre’s ironman streak would run an amazing 297 games, an NFL record.
New York Jets
After Brett was traded by Packers he joined New York Jets in 2008. Though he officially announced his retirement in 2008, he came back from retirement to play for New York Jets for short. While his 2008 season with the Jets started out well, the team lost four of their last five games, including their final game against the Miami Dolphins, and they missed the playoffs. He remained part of the Jets organization until April 28, 2009, when the Jets released Favre from his contract, thus allowing him to sign anywhere he wanted.
Brett Favre officially signed with the Minnesota Vikings on August 18, 2009. He played against his former team Packers passing 271 yards and three passing touchdowns in the 30–23. This made Favre the first quarterback in NFL history to defeat every one of the league’s 32 franchises.
Retirement of Brett Favre
After playing for Minnesota for a long period of time, he then decided to take retirement in 2011, January because of his health issues. He had a habit of taking painkillers to bounce back from on-field injuries. A month in rehab wasn’t enough to quell his habit. He also suffered from memory loss and he feared it was related to the multiple concussions he suffered throughout his career.
After his retirement, he became hired as a football coach at Oak Grove High School in 2012. Under his guidance, the school won the first game by a score 64-6. In May 2014, it was announced that Favre would continue to help out at Oak Grove, but would no longer be a coordinator.
Brett Favre became the Associated Press Most Valuable Player (MVP) thrice in the year 1995, 1996, and 1997 in a row. He also holds several NFL records including most pass touchdowns, most pass yards and most pass completions. He was also awarded the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make a Wish foundation for his involvement with the youth who suffer from serious illnesses.
Brett Favre Net Worth
Brett Favre is a retired American football player who gained a massive amount of popularity during his career. His net worth as of 2020 is estimated to be $100 million.