No other contemporary athlete has been as admired among peers and beloved among fans as Brett Favre. From his arrival in Green Bay in 1992 to his retirement in 2008, the Packers’ strong-armed, free-spirited quarterback thrilled NFL fans with his exemplary talent and passionate style, and inspired them with his courage in confronting personal challenges. SPORTS ILLUSTRATED’s tribute to Favre is the definitive account of a remarkable career, collecting the best stories and photographs from the pages of SI to chronicle Favre’s rise from humble coach’s son in tiny Kiln, Miss., to premier passer of his generation and th personification of the American sports ideal.
The product of SI’s unparalleled NFL access and insight, Brett Favre: The Tribute include 16 of SI’s finest Favre stories, by such renowned writers as Peter King, Michael Silver, Leigh Montville, Jeff MacGregor and Alan Shipnuck, plus brilliant pictures from the recognized leader in sports photography–stunning action shots, intimate portraits and candid off-the-field moments–that illuminate this incomparable athlete. Brett Favre: The Tribute stands as an enduring testimonial to an American icon, a man who, more than any other of our time, played his game the way it should be played.
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