Brett Favre: 'I never dreamed of Hall of Fame'
Legendary Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre dreamed big -- but never too big.
Favre said he envisioned an NFL career and even his celebration at Super Bowl XXXI before they happened, but he told NFL Network that the individual accomplishments were never on his mind.
I would say nothing is ever a lock, but I’m honored to be here. I never dreamed of (how many) years (I would play). I dreamed of playing. I never dreamed of MVP. I never dreamed of Hall of Fame. I dreamed of playing and running out with my helmet off like I did in the Super Bowl. That’s all I ever dreamed of. All the other stuff. Pro Bowls, MVPs, Hall of Fame potentially are things that over and beyond what I ever dreamed of and I’m extremely thankful for that.
Favre played 20 seasons in the NFL and retired as the all-time leader for passing yards (71,838), setting a record for consecutive starts along the way (297). The 11-time Pro Bowler was the league's MVP three years in a row (1995-1997), leading to his induction in the Packers Hall of Fame and the retirement of his No. 4 jersey last year.
The next stop for Favre is the Pro Football Hall of Fame; he should become a first-ballot inductee later this year.