Second-round pick of the Atlanta Falcons, 33rd overall, in the 1991 NFL draft; traded to Green Bay the following year.
Played 16 seasons in Green Bay and led the Packers to 11 post-season appearances, seven division titles and two Super Bowls; won Super Bowl XXXI over the New England Patriots 35-21.
Won three consecutive NFL MVP awards (1995, '96, '97), the first player in the league's history to do so.
Arguably his greatest game was a Monday night contest against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 22, 2003, the day after his father died; led Green Bay to a 41-7 victory; completed four TD passes in the first half and 399 total passing yards for the game.
Named 2007 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
Traded to the New York Jets in 2008 after he tearfully announced his retirement earlier that year, and engaged in a much-publicized tiff with the Packers prior to his trade to the Jets.
Joined the Minnesota Vikings in 2009, after more talk of retirement. That season, one of Favre's finest, included a victory over his old team, the Packers, that made him the first quarterback to defeat all 32 NFL teams.