Famous Packers who have jumped ship and joined Vikings out of spite

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2. Brett Favre, QB

Brett Favre's exit from the NFL was drawn out and dramatic, but his exit from the Green Bay Packers was equal parts dramatic and messy. The Packers' decision to use a first-round pick on Aaron Rodgers in the 2005 NFL Draft obviously did not sit well with the former MVP, and Favre seemingly made it his personal mission to get to the Vikings.

But the Packers weren't going to make it easy for him.

Favre's exit from Green Bay didn't allow him any sort of instant gratification of going to Minnesota. He first had to take a detour to the New York Jets, which everyone knew was not where Favre wanted to be. The minute things ended with him and the Packers, everyone knew Favre would eventually wind up in Minnesota someway, somehow.

Favre even admitted later on that he wanted to play for "anyone that would play the Packers." It just so happened that playing for the Vikings gave him two opportunities a season to do that.

In four games for the Vikings, Favre was 2-2 against the Green Bay Packers with eight touchdowns and four interceptions. Seven of those eight touchdowns came in his two appearances against the Packers in the 2009 season, one of the best years of Favre's Hall of Fame career. Favre was playing like a man possessed that season at the age of 40, throwing 33 touchdowns and just seven interceptions.

The Vikings got to experience a version of Favre that no one had really ever seen, even in Green Bay. Favre was always a playmaker at the QB position, but it came with a cost. The cost being interceptions. Favre's 33/7 TD/INT ratio back in that 2009 season was the best of his pro career, and the Vikings came within inches of making it to the Super Bowl that season.

And for Packers fans, it's a good thing they didn't have to watch Favre hoist the Lombardi for Minnesota. There may have been no coming back from that.