8. Brett Favre: Favre was selected in the second round (33rd overall) by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 draft. He played 302 games (298 starts) over 20 seasons with the Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings. The best years of his career came with the Packers in 1995, ’96 and ’97. In ’95, he won his first 9 three straight MVP awards after he completed 63 percent of his passes while leading the league in passing yards (4,413) and touchdowns (38). A year later, he led the Packers to a Super Bowl victory following another huge regular season. Along the way, he led the league in touchdown passes (39) while completing 59.9 percent of his passes for 3,899 yards. The ’97 season didn’t end as well as the year before, but he still put up an All-Pro season. During a 13-3 regular season, he completed nearly 60 percent of his passes 3,867 yards and a league-leading 35 touchdowns.
For his career, the 11-time Pro-Bowler completed 62 percent of his passes for an NFL record 71,838 yards and 508 touchdowns. He also added 1,844 yards and 14 scores on the ground.