In the final seasons the sideshow overwhelmed the actual show, the circus of the end, return, end, return, end of Brett Favre’s career making people forget how great he once was.
Maybe that’s what can change as Favre enters the curtain call era of his life, starting this fall with induction in the Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and retirement of his iconic green and gold No. 4. It will continue, almost assuredly, with a first ballot entry into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.
It’s time. More than time actually for a guy who helped define the league for nearly two decades to be remembered more for that and less for the soap opera that engulfed him.
In a sport defined by toughness, Favre may have been the toughest of them all, starting every game at quarterback for over 18 seasons, a NFL ironman record 297 regular-season games (321 if you count the playoffs, and why they don’t is anyone’s guess).
— Dan Wetzel
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