Why Brett Favre May Be The Dumbest Guy In NFL History
I'm well aware that the title of this Hub may grate a lot of NFL fans the wrong way, but bear with me. Brett Favre is a future Hall of Famer who certainly belongs on the list of the greatest quarterbacks that the league has ever produced, but we're not discussing his QB ability or record over his entire career, we're talking about being dumber than a screen door on a submarine.
Sure, there have been some total boneheads who have played the game. Who can forget Leon Lett's showboating in Super Bowl XXVII and turning a touchdown into a touchback? Or Dan Orlovsky running himself out of the end zone for a safety? Or Donovan McNabb not having a clue as to the NFL regular season tie scenarios? But Brett is in a class by himself. Just like he was a phenomenal and outstanding QB at Green Bay, his career will forever be marred by the phenomenal and outstanding boner he pulled in New York in the last season.
Let's see, Brett... you're undisputedly among the all time greats as you retire from a career that puts you firmly alongside Bart Starr and Vince Lombardi as the most awesome deities ever to set foot on the frozen tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin... you are the standard that John Madden seems to apply to every other QB in the league... you retire at the end of a long and incredible run among laurels that are usually reserved for Presidents and Kings... you can look forward to the rest of your life enjoying your untold millions of dollars and eternal fame... you will always be the object of veneration for Cheeseheads everywhere, the true and total essence of Green Bay (yeah... everybody's forgotten you were a Falcon your first year)... so you decide after a year to come back? Why the hell would you ever want to do that?
And when Green Bay rightly spurns you since they have gone on without you and they're not about to toss their 2008 season playbook into the shredder just because you've decided you're bored, you start a bidding war between the Bucs and the Jets for your overaged arm which effectively demolishes both teams? The Bucs' pursuit of you profoundly pisses off Garcia, the only QB on the team worth his salt, and is directly responsible for their choke during the home stretch... and the Jets... well... Brett... it may be time to say it loud and clear. You stunk up the Jets, dude.
Although there were fleeting glimpses of your past divinity, they were way too few and far between. You ended up with a QB Rating of 81, for cryin' out loud! And there were some games, especially near the end of the season, where that Rating might as well have been a negative number. I doubt that I would have mustered a much lower number, and I'm old and short and fat and nearsighted and flatfooted and I can't throw a football through a tractor tire hung on a tree from six feet away!
So, Brett, your career will now always be asterisked, your historical impact has been diminished by half, you may never again be able to get a jar off the top shelf due to your wrecked shoulder, and the only product endorsements you'll get now are for arthritis rubs. Way to go, Brett. In a league which has not really been known for its rocket scientists, you have rightfully earned the title.
Yes, Brett Favre Is The Dumbest Guy In NFL History.