Brett Favre is a legend in his career because he is a former football quarterback, who is especially known for his career in Green Bay Packers which is of the National Football League (NFL). He has also played for different teams like Atlanta Falcons and the New York Jets. He had an exceptionally long sportsmanship i.e. he was a 20-year veteran of NFL. He holds many NFL records where at the time of his retirement he was the NFL’s all-time leader in passing touchdowns and passing yards. He was honoured at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016. Here is a quick summary of Brett Favre’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Brett Favre Early Life
Brett Lorenzo Favre, born on October 10, 1969, is the son of Irvin Favre and Bonita, who were teachers. Favre attended Hancock North Central High School where he played football and baseball for the school’s team. He was motivated by his father who was the head coach of the football team. He attended the University of Southern Mississippi on a scholarship and won six games out of ten during his freshman year. He met with an accident which would jeopardise his career but he soon recovered from it. He graduated from the university with a teaching degree with an emphasis in special education. In 1996, he married Deanna Tynes and has two daughters. In 2010, he became a grandfather and was the first active NFL player to have grandchildren.
Brett Favre Career, Awards & Achievements
In the 1991 NFL Draft, he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons for one season and was traded off to the Green Bay Packers in 1992. In the game against Cincinnati Bengals in 1992, Majkowski was injured and was replaced by Favre where despite a poor start, he completed a 42-yard pass to Sterling Sharpe and also threw the winning touchdown pass. During the 1992 season, his team achieved a six-game winning streak which ended with a 9-7. The 1993 season was a favourable one in Favre’s career where he was named to his second Pro Bowl which also included the first 400-yard passing game of his career. He gave the Green Bay Packers its best record in thirty years in 1995. Favre went on to achieve a personal milestone where he had a career-high of 38 touchdowns, 4,413 yards and he also had a quarterback rating of 99.5.
In 1996, during the Super Bowl XXXl, he completed 14 of 27 passes for 2 touchdowns and 246 yards. They further won the game when Favre completed an 81-yard touchdown in the second quarter and further rushed for 12-yards with another touchdown. The team also had positive performances in the next few years. In 2003, he had victory over the Oakland Raiders with four touchdowns and 399 yards in a 41-7. After Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, he officially announced his retirement in 2008. He retreated back to play for New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings but health issues forced him to retire back in 2011.
Awards & Achievements
He was named thrice as the Associated Press Most Valuable Player. Favre holds NFL records for most pass yards, most pass touchdowns and most pass completions. For his involvement with the youth who suffer illness, he received the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award from the Make a Wish foundation.
Net Worth of Brett Favre
Brett Favre has an estimated net worth of $110 million. He earned his fortune by playing for the teams at NFL. He has been the spokesperson for many companies which include Remington, Snapper, Nike, MasterCard, Wrangler, etc. He also made a cameo in ‘There’s something about Mary’.
Favre is an inspirational sports person who holds many NFL records and who, despite his health issues, has devoted himself to his career. He started his company in San Francisco to increase the personal interactions between fans and high-profile athletes. He also continues to appear in ad campaigns and also does endorsements for skin and health products.