Brett Favre stories in the SI Vault

Leader Of The Pack By Leigh Montville, August 23, 1993 For Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre, the fun stops only when it's time to win football games.

Sharpeshooter By Jill Lieber, September 12, 1994 Packer QB Brett Favre blasted his top receiver, Sterling Sharpe, then used him to help beat the Vikings.

Warmed Up By Peter King, January 27, 1997 After getting off to a chilly start, Packers coach Mike Holmgren and quarterback Brett Favre have found their comfort zone.

Mr. Smith Goes To Philadelphia By Peter King, May 03, 1999 The player the Falcons got for Brett Favre is trying to make a comeback.

Finest Hour By Peter King, October 22, 2001 In what he calls perhaps his best game, Brett Favre burned Baltimore for 337 yards and three touchdowns.

Brett Favre: Sportsman Of The Year By Alan Shipnuck, December 10, 2007 The Packers' iron man is, at 38, enjoying one of his finest NFL seasons. His passing is more precise, his leadership more evident than ever, but his greatest attribute is the devotion he inspires in those he touches -- and his dedication to making their lives better. Huck Finn's Last Ride By Jeff MacGregor, December 04, 2006 For 15 years Brett Favre has been the NFL's answer to Mark Twain's barefoot scamp--forever young and reckless. But nothing lasts forever, and the chattering heads think it's time for him to retire. Pray that they're wrong.

The Season Of Renewal By Damon Hack, September 15, 2008 The stellar Jets debut of Brett Favre was one of many fresh starts on the NFL's opening weekend. But while hope was in ample supply, Tom Brady's injury cast a long shadow over the race for the Super Bowl.

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