Though he played his last two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, Brett Favre is a Packer for life.
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Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said he wants to become a player like Brett Favre, the former starting QB of the Green Bay Packers – the Vikings’ bitter division rivals.
In an interview with Minnesota’s Pioneer Press, the 2014 Pepsi Rookie of the Year winner said that he wants to have a career like the nearly twenty-year career of future Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre, who played for the Vikings from 2009 to 2010 but most notably made the Vikings’ lives hell as starting QB for the Packers from 1992 to 2007.
“If I could be like any other quarterback that played in the National Football League, I would have to say Brett Favre is the guy,” Bridgewater said. “Besides the injuries and the hits and everything, he had a pretty successful career. He’s a hall of famer for sure, multiple Super Bowls, and that’s something that I look forward to doing. Hopefully, I can win more Super Bowls.”
Favre led the Packers to two Super Bowl appearances, winning Super Bowl XXXI against the New England Patriots, and led the Packers to a grand total of 11 playoff appearances from ’92 to ’07. He retired in 2010 as the NFL’s all-time leader in every major passing category, and still holds the majority of them.
Bridgewater was the No. 32 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft and started 12 games for the Vikings in 2014. He finished the season with a 6-6 record and a completion rate of 64.4% along with 2,919 yards and a passer rating of 85.2. He will enter the 2015 season as the Vikings starting QB.