Did We Forget or Ignore Brett Favre’s Milestones against the Jets?

October 14, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

America has heard all it can tolerate about Brett Favre since his first, albeit brief, retirement in 2007. Placing himself above his employers, and keeping everyone guessing whether he'll play again has been one of the most selfish episodes the NFL has ever seen.
At the new Meadowlands Stadium on Monday Night, Brett Favre accomplished two extraordinary NFL records we may never see broken.
Favre became the only quarterback ever to pass for 70,000 yards, and his fourth-quarter touchdown pass to new teammate Randy Moss was the 500th of his career.
Take a moment to examine these accomplishments. A player would need 14 seasons of 5,000 passing yards to reach the level Favre has set. Many players would be thrilled if they passes for 5,000 yards once, and very few could imagine doing it several times.
Today's NFL is a much more brutal sport than it was when Favre arrived as a rookie in 1990. Defenders are stronger, faster, and quarterback concussio...

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