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Packers add legendary QB Brett Favre to their reserve/retired list

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

One month after Brett Favre announced his retirement, the Green Bay Packers placed him on their reserve/retired list. The Packers are doing this to keep his rights.

Favre still had time left on his contract when he retired in March. With this reserve/retired list move, the Packers are retaining his rights under the contract should he consider a comeback.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is chased out of the pocket by Detroit Lions defensive player Paris Lenon
Brett Favre is chased out of the pocket by Detroit Lions defensive player Paris Lenon (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Right now, the Packers are moving forward with Aaron Rodgers. Over the course of the past three seasons, he has barely seen action on the field.

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He has appeared in seven games, all as a backup. He appeared in three games during the 2005 season and went 9 of 16 for 65 yards. Rodgers also threw an interception.

The following season in 2006, he appeared in two games. He went 6 of 15 for 46 yards.

Then, in 2007, Rodgers also appeared in two games. He went 20 of 28 for 218 yards with one touchdown.

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

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

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 IIIhttps://thecapitalsportsreport.com
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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