No More No.4-Play: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of Brett Favre

Ernest WilkinsCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2009

NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 23:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets celebrates on the field during the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on November 23, 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

First and foremost: As a life-long Bears fan, I won't lie, I listened to this upon hearing the news that Favre officially retired.

(It's work-safe.)

As an unbiased (I know, right?) sportswriter though, I feel it's my duty to take a look at Favre's legacy in a piece I like to call...

"The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly"

Let's start with The Good:

  • Favre is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times (1995–97)
  • He led the Packers to seven division championships.
  • Two Super Bowl Appearances, with one win.
  • He holds a gang of NFL records. Let's see: Most career TD passes (464), most career passing yards (65,127), most career pass completions (5,720), most career pass attempts (9,280), most career interceptions thrown (310), The Cal Ripken streak for QB's, (269; 291 total starts including playoffs), and the most wins by a QB (169).

One of the best to ever do it? No doubt about it. Top five QB of all time? Yup. But be easy, gentle reader. We have to look at..

The Bad:

He's the All-time Career interceptions leader with 310. Second on that list of course, is Cade McNown with every pass he ever threw.

He's the all-time leader of every passing record for the Packers, except for two. TWO? What kind of quitter is he? In other news, I see you, Lynn Dickey!

The soap-opera that was the last two years. What are Ron Jaworski and those guys going to talk about now?

*checks any sports site, news site, and talk show in the last two days*

Wait, they reinstated WHO?!?!?

Um. Moving on.

The Ugly:

  • E's new girlfriend on "Entourage". (Note: This has nothing to do with Brett Favre, but you have to figure as a man he agrees with me, as should you. I mean, come ON!)

Wrapping things up, there isn't much else to be said about No. 4. I take my shots in jest because—let's face it—he's basically moonwalking into the Hall-of-Fame, and he made the game fun to watch (4th and 26, anyone?). That's all that matters, when it's all said and done. Now bring on the season already!