Remember the '06 Packers team? Favre called it the 'most talented'

When coach Mike McCarthy took over in 2006 Brett Favre went out on a limb, calling that edition of the Packers the most talented he had known. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Many of us remember the mid-90s and the resurgence of the Green Bay Packers. Many of us thought this was a team of destiny … there was even talk of a dynasty – that is until the team lost to the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII and Ron Wolf deemed the team a “fart in the wind.”

That stretch of teams from 1995-98 may be the best teams with which Brett Favre may have been associated.

However, it wast until 2006 that Favre was really excited  – and as we all know, he was right to be excited. He called it the most talented team he had been around. What was unusual at the time was that the Packers were coming off a really bad season – the season that saw head coach Mike Sherman get axed.

Today’s Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame posting for today remembers Favre’s excitement.

In the meantime, check out the Hall’s post below or go to their website here.


Brett Favre Labels ’06 Packers Team Most Talented

July 31, 2006 – “I really feel, as far as talent is concerned, this is the most talented team that I’ve been part of as a whole.”

That statement, coming from Brett Favre early in training camp, has reporters and fans alike scratching their heads. This from a quarterback who just months earlier was wondering if it was worth returning to the Green Bay Packers for a 15th season after a 4-12 finish in 2005 cost coach Mike Sherman his job.

Though he claims the team is talent-laden, Favre further notes that it is also “the most unproven, inexperienced team that I’ve ever played on. The Packers finish 8-8 under first-year coach Mike McCarthy in 2006.

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