Packers: Looking back at Brett Favre’s dominant MVP stretch
One of the most dominant quarterbacks in NFL history was Brett Favre. He was one of the most prolific and explosive throwers ever. That was all evident throughout his career, especially during three specific seasons.
From 1995-97, the former Southern Mississippi star proved that he was going to go down as one of the league’s all-time greats. Those three seasons included three MVP awards, three Offensive Player of the Year awards, two Super Bowl appearances, and a Super Bowl victory in 1996.
In 1995, Favre would lead the league in passing yards (4,413) and touchdown passes (38). The Green Bay Packers would finish 11-5, which was the best record they had in Favre’s first four seasons in Green Bay.
He was voted as the league’s MVP that year.
In 1996, No. 4 would lead the league in passing touchdowns again with 39, which ended up being a career high. He also set a career-high in touchdown percentage at 7.2%. The Packers would go on a magical run that season, ending with the Vince Lombardi Trophy coming home.
Favre was voted the MVP of Super Bowl XXXI (31) and the league MVP once again.
In 1997, the Packers finished with another 13-3 record, with Favre leading the league in touchdown passes (35) and touchdown percentage (6.8%) yet again. He earned his third consecutive MVP award, and the team would make another Super Bowl appearance.
From 1995-97, Favre would throw a total of 112 touchdowns and over 12,000 yards. He was absolutely dominant. He is the only NFL player to ever win three consecutive MVP awards.
Favre would end up finishing in the top four of MVP voting seven times in his storied career that spanned two decades. The legend would retire while holding each of the NFL’s all-time major passing records (completions, yards, attempts, and touchdown passes).
This three-year stretch played a massive part in helping people believe that Favre was in a league of his own.