Brett Favre is one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the National Football League. Favre holds the NFL records for career completions, yards, touchdowns, and wins. In his 20 years in the NFL Favre has had many great years, unfortunately for Brett, 2010 is not one of them.
Vikings vs. Saints-January 24, 2010
2010 got off to a bad start for Brett Favre way back in January in the NFC championship game. Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings were taking on Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line.
With the two teams tied at 28 late in the fourth quarter Minnesota drove the ball into Saints territory. With less than a minute to play Favre threw an interception to Tracy Porter at the 22-yard line ending the Vikings drive. The Vikings would not get the ball back and would end up losing 31-28 in overtime. Favre’s last pass of the season was an interception, and the Saints would go on to win the Super Bowl.
The 2010 Regular Season
With the return of Brett Favre the Minnesota Vikings were supposed to be one of the favorites in the NFC…then the season started. The Vikings had to open up with the defending champion New Orleans Saints, and the result was the same as their last meeting, a disappointing loss for the Vikings.
Eight games into the 2010 season and the Minnesota Vikings are at 3-5. Favre has had a tough start throwing only 9 touchdowns with 13 interceptions. The Vikings wide receivers have been very unreliable for Brett. Sidney Rice and Percy Harvin have missed games with various injuries, and let’s not forget the 4-game Randy Moss experiment.
Brett Favre and Brad Childress-Trouble in Minnesota
Even before the 2010 season began Brett Favre and Brad Childress had their share of issues and heated discussions. After a difficult loss to the Green Bay Packers in which Favre threw two interceptions, Brad Childress decided to throw his veteran quarterback under the bus. In a press conference after the Packer game Childress said, “It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can’t throw it to them…You can’t give seen points going the other way, not in a game like this.”
Brett Favre and the Jenn Sterger Allegations
Favre’s 2010 went from bad to worse at the beginning of October when allegations of inappropriate voice mails and lewd text messages surfaced. The allegations made by Jenn Sterger, a former employee of the New York Jets, go back to incidents in 2008 when Favre was quarterback in New York. The story gained immediate national exposure and has led to an ongoing investigation by the NFL.
2010-A Sad Farewell for Brett Favre
2010 has been a really bad year for Brett Favre, and it will probably be his last in the NFL. It is sad to see such a great quarterback go through a year like this. Not very many quarterbacks have been able to ride off into the sunset the way John Elway did after his Super Bowl victories but none of the greats have gone out like this.
I am sure that Brett is regretting his decision to return to the NFL this year. He’s been beaten up physically, mentally, and emotionally this year. For Brett, the only thing that could make this 2010 season worthwhile is a Super Bowl victory in 2011, and that doesn’t seem very likely.