"Hans Solo"

Brett Favre has accomplished a lot in his Green Bay Packer career. He is already the franchise's career and single-season leader in virtually every regular-season and playoff passing category. Until this year, though, Favre had never thrown every Packer pass in a season.

In fact, there is a strong possibility that Favre may be the first player to throw every Packer pass in a season. Favre was 314 of 510 for 3,921 yards, 32 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in 2001. In each of his 10 spectacular seasons in Titletown, Favre has given way to at least one substitute. Prior to this year, the closest Favre came to throwing all Packer passes in a season was in the Super Bowl championship season of 1996. That year, Favre was responsible for all but five Green Bay throws with Jim McMahon going 1 for 4 and punter Craig Hentrich going 0 for 1. Other close calls: 1992—Favre threw 522 of the Pack's 528 passes (Ty Detmer was 3 of 5 and Sterling Sharpe was 1 of 1); 1996—Favre owned 513 of Green Bay's 523 attempts (Steve Bono was 5 of 10); 1999—Favre fired 595 of the team's 605 throws (Matt Hasselbeck was 3 of 10). In every year since 1923, the Packers have had at least two players throw passes until this year. Prior to 1923, statistics are sketchy. In 1921 and 1922, Curly Lambeau threw the only touchdown passes for the Packers in those seasons. No other passing stats from those seasons and no passing stats from the club's earliest years (1919 to 1921) could be uncovered. This is research uncovered using Total Football, the official encyclopedia of the NFL. The closest any Packer quarterback came to throwing all the team's passes in a season was in 1989 when Don Majkowski threw 599 of the team's 600 passes. On Nov. 12 in the Pontiac Silverdome, Majkowski was shaken up and had to leave the game for two plays. In his stead, Anthony Dilweg ran two plays and completed his only pass for seven yards.

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