It’s July 4, and there isn’t a more famous No. 4 in professional sports than Brett Favre. Playing with a freewheeling style that exuded independence, Favre rewrote the NFL’s passing record book during his brilliant career. He won three NFL MVP awards and will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame later this month.
Here’s where he ranks in NFL history in various passing categories, and what year Aaron Rodgers is on pace to surpass those figures, based on his average production during his seven seasons as a starter. (Note: Rodgers has said he'd like to play until he's 40; he will turn 40 in 2023).
Rankings are from Pro-Football-Reference.com.