Wednesday, July 28, 2010
One list Brett Favre wouldn't want to top
By Kevin Seifert
Of all the reasons Brett Favre might cite for playing one more season, I think we've found the most interesting. Jason Vida of ESPN's Stats & Information points out that Favre certainly won't want to be known as the best quarterback in the history of the NFL to throw an interception on the final pass of his career.
As you might have heard, New Orleans Saints cornerback Tracy Porter intercepted Favre at the end of regulation in the NFC Championship Game, and the Vikings did not get a possession in overtime. If that turns out to be the last pass of Favre's career, he would immediately jump to the top of a well-researched list Vida recently sent my way.
So check it out as we continue to count down the minutes until the start of training camp:
10. Kordell Stewart (Dec. 28, 2003)
9. Jake Plummer (Dec. 31, 2006)
8. Scott Mitchell (Nov. 25, 2001)
7. Jim Harbaugh (Nov. 12, 2000)
6. Trent Green (Nov. 23, 2008)
5. Phil Simms (Jan. 15, 1994)
4. Drew Bledsoe (Oct. 23, 2006)
3. Ken Stabler (Oct. 21, 1984)
2. George Blanda (Dec. 21, 1975)
1. Sonny Jurgensen (Dec. 22, 1974)