Weekend Trivia: Brett's Backups

Ever since Brett Favre turned from a young gun into a seasoned veteran, Packers fans' hot-stove talk usually includes the question of whether or not the team should look for Favre's successor via the draft. This year is no different, but with Favre's arm showing little sign of wear, how long would a new QB end up as just another one of Favre's long line of backups?<P> Take this weekend's Packer pop quiz to see how many of Favre's understudies you remember.<p>

1. Who is the only of Brett Favre's backups to have played in Canada?

A. Ty Detmer

B. T.J. Rubley

C. Henry Burris

D. Blair Kiel

2. Who is the only of Brett Favre's backups to throw left-handed?

A. Bob Gagliano

B. Mark Brunell

C. Kyle Wachholtz

D. Ronnie McAda

3. Who is the only of Brett Favre's backups to win a Super Bowl?

A. Mark Brunell

B. Steve Bono

C. Ty Detmer

D. Jim McMahon

4. Which of Brett Favre's backups was the lowest draft pick by the Packers?

A. Ty Detmer

B. T.J. Rubley

C. Matt Hasselbeck

D. Kyle Wachholtz

5. Which of Brett Favre's backups was the highest draft pick by the Packers?

A. Mark Brunell

B. Aaron Brooks

C. Craig Nall

D. Ronnie McAda

6. Which of Brett Favre's backups rallied the Dolphins to a 19-14 victory Nov. 13, 1993 to provide Don Shula with his NFL record 325th victory?

A. Jim McMahon

B. Billy Joe Tolliver

C. Doug Pederson

D. T.J. Rubley

7. Which of Brett Favre's backups once wore No. 5 with the Packers?

A. Aaron Brooks

B. Henry Burris

C. Danny Wuerffel

D. Don Majkowski.

8. Which of Brett Favre's backups went to Notre Dame?

A. Jim McMahon

B. Rick Mirer

C. Matt Hasselbeck

D. Steve Bono

9. Who is the only of Brett Favre's backup to serve two different stints with the Packers?

A. Doug Pederson

B. Matt Hasselbeck

C. Ty Detmer

D. Don Majkowski

10. Which veteran quarterback was in training camp with the Packers in 1993 but didn't make the final roster?

A. Mike Tomczak

B. David Woodley

C. Marc Wilson

D. Ken O'Brien


1. C, Henry Burris. The Temple product backed up San Francisco's Jeff Garcia with Calgary for three seasons before signing with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in 2000. With Saskatchewan, Burris threw for 4,647 yards and 30 touchdowns in his final year in the Canadian Football League.

2. B, Mark Brunell. Brunell joins the likes of Jim Del Gaizo, Frank Patrick and Jim Zorn as Packer southpaw quarterbacks.

3. D, Jim McMahon. "Jimmy Mac" was the Bears' starting quarterback for their resounding 46-10 win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XX.

4. A, Ty Detmer. The Packers selected Detmer out of Brigham Young in the 10th round with the 230th overall pick of the 1992 draft.

5. A, Mark Brunell. The Packers plucked Brunell off the campus of the University of Washington with the 118th overall pick in the fifth round of the 1993 draft.

6. C, Doug Pederson. With the Dolphins trailing by one, Pederson replaced the injured Scott Mitchell and rallied Miami to a pair of field goals to give Shula his historic victory.

7. D, Don Majkowski. In his rookie season of 1987, the Packers assigned "Majik" the number that Paul Hornung made famous.

8. B, Rick Mirer. Mirer was a three-year starter at Notre Dame and left the school second in Fighting Irish annals in touchdowns, attempts, completions and yardage.

9. A, Doug Pederson. After playing in Green Bay form 1995 to 1998, Pederson played with Philadelphia and Cleveland before returning to Titletown in 2001.

10. D, Ken O'Brien. The Packers picked up O'Brien in a trade with the New York Jets in 1993 but he failed to get out of training camp that year.

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