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Brett Favre (2010)


  • 41 years and 71 days

Stats in 2010

  • 5-8 record
  • 60.6 percent completion rate
  • 2,509 passing yards
  • 11 touchdowns
  • 19 interceptions

When he was 40-years-old in 2009, Brett Favre would have still been old enough to own the No. 1 spot on this list. But Favre decided to return for another season in 2010, and looking back, he probably wishes he didn’t.

Unlike the magical 2009 campaign that saw Favre throw for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns, the 2010 season felt like it was doomed from the start for the ol’ gunslinger.

Favre started 2010 by throwing two touchdowns, six interceptions, and averaging less than 200 passing yards in his first three games. His performance remained poor during the majority of his appearances with the Vikings in 2010.

Interestingly enough, Favre actually set his single-game career-high for passing yards during the 2010 campaign when he threw for 446 yards while helping Minnesota get a Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals.

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However, that was really the only bright spot in a season that ultimately ended up being the final one of Favre’s Hall of Fame career in the NFL.