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(Photo by Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images) Brett Favre


Brett Favre

QB, 2010

Everyone is well aware of Brett Favre’s first season in Minnesota. After signing a two-year, $25 million deal with the Vikings, the veteran quarterback had a magical year and he helped lead the team all the way to the 2009 NFC Championship.

However, it was the following offseason where Minnesota messed up. In 2010, Favre and the Vikings agreed to a restructured contract that would pay him around $16 million that season.

Things turned out much differently for the quarterback during his second year with Minnesota though. A return to the NFC Championship was quickly out of the picture, as the Vikings began the 2010 season with a 2-5 record.

Favre had one the worst statistical years of his entire career, finishing with just 2,509 yards, 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions in 13 games. There were only two occasions in 2010 where the ole gunslinging quarterback threw for more touchdowns than interceptions in a single contest.

Any of the magic he had in 2009 had completely disappeared during his second season with Minnesota. The Vikings figured Favre would be able to continue his high level of play in 2010, but he just ended up showing the rest of the league that his time on the football field was over.

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