Brett Favre, quarterback
Brett Favre is a legend in the NFL. His skills as a gunslinger with a football led to him holding numerous NFL passing records and led to him appearing in movies and television commercials as a celebrity.
After a sour start to his career with the Falcons, Favre made his way to Green Bay where he quickly became their starter and held on to that job for 16 years. He even led the team to a Super Bowl victory and won three MVP awards with the Packers.
Once Green Bay had their heir apparent in place with Aaron Rodgers, Favre ended up being traded to the New York Jets for a fourth-round draft pick. However, he wouldn’t stay there long and he became a free agent after one season.
In 2008, Favre signed with the Minnesota Vikings and brought them to the NFC Championship game. That magic wasn’t recreated in 2009 and the legendary quarterback retired following his season’s end.
Favre is enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.