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Brett Favre through the years

Brett Favre
Brett Favre celebrates a fourth-quarter touchdown pass against the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field in 1998.  (Jim Slosiarek / Associated Press)
Brett Favre, Reggie White in NFC championship
It’s a Hall of Fame hug as defensive end Reggie White and Brett Favre embrace after defeating the Carolina Panthers, 30-13, in the NFC championship game to advance to Super Bowl XXXI.  (Morry Gash / Associated Press)
Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXI
Brett Favre celebrates an 81-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in Super Bowl XXXI that gave the Packers a 17-14 lead that they would not relinquish in a 35-21 victory. (Los Angeles Times)
Brett Favre, Steve Young
Brett Favre consoles San Francisco quarterback Steve Young after the Packers defeated the 49ers, 23-10, in the NFC championship game to advance to Super Bowl XXXII. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXII
Brett Favre got a lift after giving the Packers a lead with a 22-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Freeman in the first quarter of Super Bowl XXXII against the Denver Broncos.  (Los Angeles Times)
Brett Favre Super Bowl XXXII
Denver’s blitzing defense left Brett Favre reeling in Super Bowl XXXII, when the Broncos won the first of back-to-back NFL championships with a 31-24 victory over Green Bay. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Brett Favre in Oakland
Brett Favre leaves the field with his wife, Deanna, after the Packers defeated the Oakland Raiders, 41-7, the day after his father passed away in 2003.  (Paul Sakuma / Associated Press)
Brett Favre, Michael Strahan
Giants defensive end Michael Strahan, himself just recently retired, pressures Brett Favre last season when the Packers won big, 35-13, at New York. (Bill Kostroun / Associated Press)
Brett Favre in snow
Brett Favre celebrates a second-half touchdown in Green Bay’s 42-20 victory over Seattle last season.  (Mike Roemer / Associated Press)
Brett Favre retirement announcement
Brett Favre promised himself beforehand that he wouldn’t get emotional when announcing his retirement. But the future Hall of Fame quarterback had to pause a few times to collect himself during this March 6 news conference at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.  (Cory Dellenbach / Associated Press)
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