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This Day in Football: February 11

by TCIPF Staff

On this day in 1992, Brett Favre was traded from the Atlanta Falcons to the Green Bay Packers.

Favre was the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft but didn’t get much playing time in his rookie season. He got his chance in Green Bay, and the rest is history.

Take a look at this segment about Favre’s time with Atlanta and the reason for his trade, as originally presented on the documentary “Favre 4 Ever”:



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A cry in the wilderness, I know, but I hold that in reality the Falcons really didn't lose anything in trading Favre. Brett Favre in the early 1990s would have been wasted had he stayed in Atlanta. The Falcons of that period didn't have either the personnel or the organization to properly support Favre's talents – or the organizational inclination to babysit him as Green Bay reported did.

Head coach Jerry Glanville never wanted Favre to begin with and towards the end of the 1991 season Falcons GM Ken Herock agreed that drafting Favre was probably a mistake. "Buckhead Brett" didn't do much to justify his staying in the ATL. Favre was just a Mississippi country boy who suddenly had a few hundred thousands of bucks in his pocket and possibly didn't draw a sober breath while with the Falcons. Favre in a Falcons uniform would never have led the Falcons to glories. Those who bemoan the Favre trade today are wailing about something that would have never been.

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