Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced /ˈfɑrv/; born October 10, 1969) is an American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings. He is a 20-year veteran, predominantly as the starting quarterback for the Green Bay Packers (1992–2007) and Minnesota Vikings (2009–present). He also played a single season each for the Atlanta Falcons (1991) and New York Jets (2008).
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). After one season, he was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Favre became the Packers’ starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, starting every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets as the starting quarterback for the 2008 season, and subsequently signed with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He has made an NFL record 286 consecutive starts (310 including playoffs).
He is the only player to win the AP Most Valuable Player three consecutive times (1995–97). He has led teams to eight division championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, and 2009), five NFC Championship Games (1995, 1996, 1997, 2007, and 2009), winning two (1996 and 1997), and two Super Bowl appearances, winning one (Super Bowl XXXI).
He holds many NFL records, including most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most career interceptions thrown, most consecutive starts, most consecutive starts by a QB, and most career victories as a starting quarterback.