Brett Favre : The Man on A Mission

Corey CarrContributor IOctober 20, 2009

ST. LOUIS - OCTOBER 11:  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  :  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings at Edward Jones Dome on October 11, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The man has produced more records than The Beatles, and his reputation speaks for itself. Is he the best of all time?

Brett Favre is the holder of more than a dozen NFL quarterback records; good and bad.

His most notable are :


  • Career Passing TD's - 476
  • Games Started In a Row - 275 (296 including playoffs)
  • Career Passing Yards - 66,474
  • Career Games with at least 3 TD's - 66

The man is one of the most popular athletes on Earth.

He has led the Vikings to a 6-0 start and has more weapons around him on offense than he has ever before.

In multiple interviews he has appraised his running back, Adrian Peterson, and has called him the best he has ever seen more than once.

He has speedy rookie, Percy Harvin, and the guy across from Harvin is Bernard Berrian. 

Favre has always been the type of quarterback that could develop an athlete into a superstar, in his case now though, he was brought into a system with superstars and is on fire.

Through six games number 4 has twelve touchdowns, and two interceptions.

Favre is a guy known for turning the ball over as much as he succeeds with it, and this year he has less turnovers than any other starting QB in the league.

The three time MVP, who recently turned forty, is looking like he is twenty five again.

In many people's opinions, including mine, he is the greatest quarterback of all time.

He is exciting to watch play, and never fails to bring his heart into his play.

Brett is a guy that people want to see succeed, even if they are tired of his retirement drama. 

He is on a mission to win a Super Bowl before he retires, and he is on the right path so far. Minnesota is 6-0 and it does not look like they are losing anytime soon. 

Minnesota does still have a tough schedule though as they face off against the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, the defending Super Bowl champions.

After week 7 they're schedule is as followed : 

Week 8 @ Green Bay

Week 9 - Bye Week

Week 10 vs Detroit

Week 11 vs Seattle

Week 12 vs Chicago

Week 13 @ Arizona

Week 14 vs Cincinnati

Week 15 @ Carolina

Week 16 @ Chicago

Week 17 vs NY Giants

Not such an easy schedule.

The Vikings will need to win at least ten games to take their division, and they have four division games left on the schedule.

Brett is going to be a key part of the Vikings' success, and I hope the best for him, as he is one of my favorite athletes of all time.