March 27, 2006: Packers coach Mike McCarthy says that it's becoming urgent that Favre announce his plans. The Milwaukee State Journal reports on March 10 that Favre "will decide soon." Says McCarthy: "I thought soon was soon. And (now) it needs to be real soon."
December 2005: The Packers finish 4-12 in the NFC North. Although he passes for more than 3,000 yards for a record 14th consecutive season, Favre also leads the league in interceptions with 29. He also starts his 221st consecutive regular-season game, just 16 games shy of the NFL record, 270, held by the Vikings' Jim Marshall. Favre mulls retirement.
Jan. 9, 2005: Green Bay loses to Minnesota, 31-17, in the NFC wild-card game. Since their Super Bowl victory in 1997, the Packers are 1-4 in the playoffs — their one win a 33-27 victory over Mike Holmgren's Seattle Seahawks in the 2004 NFC wild-card game.
Dec. 21, 2003: Irvin Favre goes off the road and into a ditch near Kiln, and is pronounced dead less than an hour later, the victim of a heart attack. The accident is not far from the spot where his son nearly lost his life 13 years earlier.
Jan. 20, 2002: Green Bay suffers a 45-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams in the divisional playoffs, as Favre throws a career-high six interceptions, an NFL postseason record.
Feb. 28, 2001: Favre signs a 10-year, $100 million contract with the Packers. He says in an interview, however, that he doesn't see himself playing beyond 2006, when he will turn 37.
Dec. 24, 2000: Favre reaches the 30,000-yard plateau in his 126th game, the third-fastest in NFL history.
Nov. 7, 1999: Favre starts his 117th consecutive regular-season game at quarterback, breaking Ron Jaworski's NFL record.
July 13, 1999: Brett and Deanna have their second child, Breleigh.
December 1998: Favre throws for 4,212 yards and 347 completions to lead the NFL, and his 30 touchdown passes gives him five straight seasons with 30 or more, allowing him to overtake Dan Marino for the NFL record.
Jan. 25, 1998: The Packers lose the Super Bowl to the Denver Broncos 31-24 in San Diego, a Favre throws for 256 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.
Dec. 27, 1997: Favre becomes the NFL's first three-time MVP recipient when he and Lions running back Barry Sanders are named co-winners of the award.
July 25, 1997: Favre signs a seven-year deal with the Packers, reportedly worth $48 million, including a $12 million signing bonus.
Jan. 26, 1997: Favre leads the Packers to a 35-21 win over the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, throwing for 2,465 yards and two touchdowns. Tom Brady, a sophomore at Michigan, watches the game on TV.
Dec. 30, 1996: Favre wins second straight NFL MVP, having thrown for an NFC record 39 touchdowns.
July 14, 1996: Brett and Deanna get married, 20 years after having first met. They had already been together for 14 years, and married at the insistence of their daughter, Brittany.
May 14, 1996: Favre enters an NFL substance abuse program for addiction to painkillers. While in a Green Bay hospital recovering from an ankle injury in Feb., he had suffered a seizure.
Jan. 14, 1996: Green Bay loses to Dallas in the NFC Championship Game, 38-27; it's the third year in a row that the Cowboys have eliminated the Packers in the postseason.
Jan. 1, 1996: Favre wins the NFL MVP after throwing for 38 touchdown passes and 4,413 passing yards, both team records.
December, 1994: Favre sets Packers records with 363 completions and 33 touchdown passes. Green Bay makes the playoffs again.
Jan. 8, 1994: Favre leads the Packers to their first playoff victory in 12 years, a 28-24 win over the Detroit Lions.
Feb. 7, 1993: Favre earns a trip to the Pro Bowl. At 23, the youngest quarterback ever to win the honor.
Sept. 20, 1992: Favre takes over for the injured Don Majikowski and leads the Packers to a 24-23 comeback victory in the fourth quarter, on a 92-yard drive that ends with a 35-yard touchdown pass with 13 seconds remaining. Coach Mike Holmgren names Favre the starter.
Feb. 10, 1992: Favre is traded to Green Bay for a No. 1 draft pick. In his two games with the Falcons, he threw only five passes, with two interceptions.
April 20, 1991: Favre is selected in the second round (33rd pick overall) in the NFL draft by the Atlanta Falcons.
CSN: Chip Kelly says he'll adapt his offense to fit the NFL, but analyst Ron Jaworski isn't sold.
McCarthy: Favre 'not in the proper mindset'
Aug 5: Coach Mike McCarthy addresses the media, saying Brett Favre is not ready to join the Packers.
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