20 Brett Favre Secrets That He’d Definitely Rather Have Left In The Locker Room

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18. He was caught up in a near-fatal car accident

Favre endured a horrific car accident at the start of his senior year. While driving around a bend, he lost control of his vehicle, which then repeatedly flipped before coming to a halt against a tree. Doctors subsequently took out 30 inches of Favre’s small intestine. Yet, incredibly, just six weeks later he was back playing football.

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17. An early hip injury nearly derailed his career

Favre was then diagnosed with a degenerative hip condition which had ended the career of another footballer, Bo Jackson. Favre learned that he had avascular necrosis during a physical with the Green Bay Packers, who’d just signed him from the Atlanta Falcons. And although doctors wanted to fail him, coach Ron Wolf overruled their decision.

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16. He only managed five pass attempts in his rookie season

Favre’s rookie NFL season didn’t particularly earmark him as a future superstar. During his first and only year with the Atlanta Falcons, the quarterback managed just five pass attempts. Atlanta coach Jerry Glanville also wasn’t a fan, initially claiming that only a plane crash would have made him select Favre for the team.

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