Brett Favre gave us a lot of magical moments in his career. Check out our list.
Legend begins: Sept. 22, 1992
Favre replaces the injured Don Majkowski in the first quarter of a game against the Bengals at Lambeau. He leads two late scoring drives and caps a 24-23 comeback win with a 35-yard touchdown pass in the final seconds. The rest is history.
MVP performance: Nov. 12, 1995
An injured Favre torches the Bears at Lambeau Field, throwing for five touchdown passes in a 35-28 win a week after spraining his ankle. He would go on to win his first of three consecutive MVP awards.
Super Bowl champ: Jan. 26, 1997
Favre goes 14-of-27 for 246 yards, throwing for two long touchdowns and running for another as the Packers beat the Patriots 35-21 in Super Bowl XXXI, the franchise's first championship since Super Bowl II in 1968.
Doing it for Dad: Dec. 22, 2003
Playing one day after the death of his father, Irvin, Favre lights up the Monday Night Football scoreboard, throwing for 399 yards and four touchdowns as the Packers blast the Raiders 41-7.
Back to the Super Bowl: Jan. 11, 1998
Bad field conditions can't stop Favre as he goes 16-for-27 for 222 yards and a touchdown, leading the Packers to a 23-10 win over the 49ers and back to the Super Bowl for the second consecutive year.
Tying Marino: Sept. 23, 2007
Favre throws for 369 yards and three touchdowns — the last of which ties Dan Marino's all-time passing touchdown record — in a 31-24 come-from-behind win over the Chargers that vaults the Packers to 3-0.
Record breaker: Sept. 30, 2007
In a stadium that usually spelled doom for him, Favre throws his 421st touchdown pass in the first quarter against the Vikings at the Metrodome, breaking Dan Marino's all-time record. He later adds another TD pass in a 23-16 Packers win.
Overtime thriller: Oct. 20, 2007
Favre adds the ultimate excitement to the Monday Night Football stage, tossing an 82-yard touchdown pass to Greg Jennings on the first play of overtime in a 19-13 victory over the Broncos.
Final Packers victory: Jan. 12, 2008
Though there were more wins to come in New York, Favre's final Green Bay win came in classic Lambeau fashion: A playoff game in the snow. Favre throws three touchdowns as the Packers top the Seahawks to advance to the NFC Championship.
Lighting it up: Sept. 28, 2008
Throughout Favre's illustrious career with the Packers, he never threw six touchdown passes in a game. Until his fourth game in a Jets uniform, when the clouds parted (along with the Arizona Cardinals secondary) as Favre led the Jets to a 56-35 blowout win.
Titanic win: Nov. 23, 2008
Favre engineered the highlight of the Jets' 2008 season in leading 7-3 New York to a road upset over the then 10-0 Tennessee Titans, 34-13. Favre was surgical, completing 25 of 32 passes for 224 yards and a pair of TD passes, and for one week the Jets and Super Bowl seemed possible.
What a throw: Sept. 27, 2009
Favre had always struggled at the Metrodome against the Vikings while in Green Bay. But how would he look in his new home indoors? Any Favre doubters before Week 3 vs. the 49ers left the building in awe as the ol' No. 4 fired an amazing 32-yard TD pass in the final seconds to beat the Niners.
Brett beats the Pack, twice: 2009
Arguably no regular-season games have ever faced the hype of Brett Favre's reunions vs. the Packers in 2009, his former team while playing for the franchise's hated rivals. Amidst insane media attention and emotions, Favre came through twice in sweeping the Pack, tossing a combined 7 TDs vs. no picks.
How 'bout that, Cowboys: Jan. 17, 2010
Favre's toughest playoff nemesis throughout his career was always the Dallas Cowboys, who had gone 3-for-3 vs. the ex-Packers QB. Not this time, as Favre in purple dominated the Cowboys, throwing for four touchdowns in a 34-3 win in the NFC divisional round.
Welcome home: July 18, 2015
With his wife, Deanna, at his side, Brett Favre made his long-awaited return to Lambeau Field to be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame. Photo: Mike Roemer
There is no shortage of memorable Brett Favre moments. Here are a few more: Playoff heroics — Jan. 8, 1994: Favre threw a late 40-yard score to Sterling Sharpe as the Packers stun the Lions in an NFC Wild Card playoff game, winning 28-24. The 99-yarder — Sept. 11, 1995: Favre became just the eighth player in NFL history to throw a 99-yard touchdown pass, hooking up with Robert Brooks during a 27-24 win at Chicago. Tough as nails — Dec. 24, 1995: Favre took a brutal hit and left a game vs. the Steelers, but returned and threw a touchdown on the next play in a division-clinching win for the Packers. Farewell ... or not? — Dec. 12, 2006: (pictured) An emotional Favre teared up during a postgame interview after beating the Bears in the season finale, what some thought would be his last game. Favre, though, later opted not to retire.