Vikings fans had to know that when legendary quarterback Brett Favre joined Minnesota for the 2009 and 2010 seasons that he would always be best known for his time in Green Bay. Heck, he won a Super Bowl there and gave them many wonderful seasons as their gunslinging leader. And let’s be honest, barely anyone remembers his single seasons with the New York Jets or the Atlanta Falcons at all.
But Minnesota Vikings have a great reason to adore Favre. During a time when the team was struggling to find a capable passer, a legend in the making came and made everyone remember the reasons he was a top tier quarterback in the NFL. Eleven Pro Bowls and three NFL Most Valuable Player awards cemented his legacy long before he wore Vikings purple.
Nov 30, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; The Green Bay Packers logo at midfield of Lambeau Field following the game between the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers. Green Bay won 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Strangely, many Vikings fans seem to have a severe dislike for the Green Bay Packers. That included the time when Brett Favre was the team’s quarterback. That hatred got put on hold during the season when Brett Favre led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game in 2009, but ended up coming up short against the Saints in a controversial and depressing game.
Brett Favre is currently set to have his jersey number retired by the Green Bay Packers and enter the team’s Hall of Fame this year. Vikings fans had to know this was coming, but there’s still a mixed reaction among fans. Some Packers fans haven’t forgiven him for signing with Minnesota. Some Vikings fans don’t want to see him with the Packers again. And some just knew it had to happen at some point.
But how do you feel about it? Vote in our poll?
Thanks for voting and letting us know how you feel. No matter what the outcome of the poll is, I’d like to congratulate Brett Favre on an amazing career, thank him for his time with the Minnesota Vikings and wish him nothing but the best going forward.
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