During his 16 years with the Green Bay Packers, quarterback Brett Favre won numerous accolades and awards. His lengthy resume boasts one Super Bowl championship, two Super Bowl appearances, and nine Pro Bowls. He was named MVP by the Associated Press for three years, was a seven-time All-Pro selection, and was named the 2007 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year.
Favre also holds a series of NFL records: most consecutive starts by an NFL quarterback (253), most career passing touchdowns (442), most career passing yards (61,655), most career pass attempts (8,758), and most career games with at least three touchdowns (63). As many citizens of his adopted home state of Wisconsin painfully know, he also has the dubious distinction of having thrown the most interceptions in NFL history--a whopping 288.
Although Favre retired last month, he will receive one more football-related honor. This evening, Electronic Arts confirmed rumors that Favre will indeed be the cover athlete for Madden NFL 09, the 20th installment in its best-selling football franchise. Unlike NCAA Football 09, which has differing cover athletes for different platforms, Favre's grizzled countenance will appear on the DS, Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable versions of the game. (As previously reported, EA Sports elected to discontinue the Madden series on the PC.)