Brett Favre Favre spent 16 seasons in Green Bay, where he won a Super Bowl title during the 1996 season and set or matched 10 NFL records as a quarterback. Favre was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1991 with the 33rd overall pick. The Green Bay Packers traded a first-round pick for Favre before the 2002 season. He is the only player to win the AP NFL MVP three consecutive seasons, 1995-1997. On March 4 Favre announced his retirement from the NFL. After failed talks with the Packers about returning as the team's starting quarterback Favre was reinstated to the NFL on Aug. 4 and traded to the New York Jets on Aug. 6.