Brett started all 16 games for the fifth straight season and finished third in the NFC with a 92.6 pass rating, based on 304 completions in 513 attempts for 3,867 yards and 35 touchdowns, with 16 interceptions. Tied the team record and his career high when he threw 5 touchdown passes in leading the Packers to 38-32 win over Minnesota (Sept. 21), earning Miller Lite 'Player of the Week' honors in the process. Brett was also named co-MVP of the 1997 season (Along with Barry Sanders).
Throwing for 39 touchdown passes, Favre set NFC and Green Bay records for most touchdown passes in a season for the second straight year. It ranks as the third-highest single-season total in NFL history. He also threw for an NFC-best 3,899 yards and ranked best in fourth-quarter passing (96.2 rating) and third-down passing (93.6). He also rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Named as the starting quarterback in the Pro Bowl and was voted the NFL's Most Valuable Player.
Became the third 4,000 yard passer in team history. Finishing the season with an NFL-best 4,413 passing yards. Brett became the first player in team history to post four 3,000 yard seasons. He led the NFC with a 99.5 passer rating. He threw three or more TD passes in a game 7 times. And of course started in the Pro Bowl and was the NFL MVP.
Favre finished second in the NFL with a passer rating of 90.7. He threw for 3,882 yards 33 touchdowns. His 363 completions set a team record.Named second-team All-Pro by Football Digest.
Brett started all 16 games. Finishing the year with a 72.2 pass rating, completing 318 of 522 passes (60.9%) for 3,303 yards and 19 touchdowns. He was first among all NFC passers with 318 completions. He also played in the Pro Bowl.
Went from backup to Pro Bowler in just three months. Replacing an injured Don Majkowski in the first quarter of game 3 and not relinquishing the position. Favre set team single season marks for completion percentage (64.1%) and was named to the NFC Pro Bowl squad. Had a passer rating of 85.3 based on 302 completions in 471 attempts for 3,227 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Active for meeger three games during the regular season, Brett played in two, attempting five passes without a completion.
Brett set school records for passing yards (8,193), pass attempts (1,234), completions (656), passing percentage (53.0) and touchdowns (55). His 1.57 interception ratio was the lowest among the 50 top-ranked passers in the nation. He overcame a serious car accident the summer before his senior year to lead his team to an 8-3 record. Returned to the starting lineup a month after having 30 inches of intestines surgically removed as a result of the accident. He was the MVP of the All-American Bowl at the end of his senior year. And instantly became a starter at Southern Mississippi in the third game of his freshman year. Brett majored in special education.