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Packers legend Brett Favre announces his retirement

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Green Bay Packers legendary quarterback Brett Favre has announced his retirement. He has been playing in the league since 1991.

With Favre’s retirement, the Packers are giving the keys to the offense to Aaron Rodgers. He was a first-round draft pick by the team in the 2005 NFL Draft.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre fades back in the pocket against the Detroit Lions
Brett Favre fades back in the pocket against the Detroit Lions (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Rodgers will lead the team for the first time in training camp. His NFL debut will come on September 8th against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Favre steps away following a career as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. He is expected to enter the Pro Football Hall of Fame one day.

He is a three-time NFL MVP. He also guided the Packers to a win in Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots.

The Mississippi native won three straight MVP Awards from 1995 through 1997. He also won the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year in 1995.

Favre was 38 years old this past season. He guided the Packers to a 13-3 record this past season during the regular season.

He went 356 of 535 for 4,155 passing yards. He had 28 touchdown passes and 15 interceptions.

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The 4,155 passing yards were the highest in a season since the 1998 season when he had 4,212 passing yards. Due to his success this past season, he finished second in the MVP race.

In the final game of his playing career, Favre went 20 of 23 in a 23-20 playoff loss to the New York Giants. He went 19 of 35 for 236 yards in his final game. The legend had two touchdown passes and two interceptions.

He began his career with the Atlanta Falcons. Then, he was traded to the Packers for the 17th overall pick in the 1992 NFL Draft in a February 1992 trade.

Favre appeared in 257 games in his career. He made 253 starts. He was 160-93 as a starter.

He went 5,377 of 8,758 for 61,655 yards. He also threw 442 touchdown passes and 288 interceptions.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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