Brett Favre Completed His First NFL Pass To Himself

Published on July 9th, 2023 5:19 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel

The legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre playing for Green Bay Packers. Brett Favre is undoubtedly one of the greatest quarterbacks to have ever lived.

Brett, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame, finished his NFL career with 71,838 passing yards, 6,300 completions and 508 passing touchdowns.

Brett Favre was truly a gunslinger, unafraid to throw in any situation or into any coverage.


Favre had a storied 20-year career in the NFL - a career that saw him play with the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings.

Did you know that Favre's very first regular season pass completion was made to himself?

That's right - on September 13th, 1992, Brett Favre made his Green Bay Packers debut in a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Early on in the game, Favre rolled out on a bootleg to the right and was immediately pressured by the defender who didn't bite on the bootleg.

Favre had to hurry his pass, and the defender got a hand on it, sending the ball almost straight up into the air.

Favre had the presence of mind to track the ball and grab it, before being swarmed by the Buccaneers and tackled for a loss.

Favre, who would complete many thousands of passes over the course of his storied career, remains the only NFL player to have completed his very first pass to himself.

The Packers would lose the game by a score of 31-3.


Favre would finish his career with a number of astonishing stats, though throwing his very first NFL completion to himself might take the cake, as the odds of doing this over the course of a NFL career are low, let alone doing it for your very first NFL completion.

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