Brett Favre was not a good fit for the Atlanta Falcons


When most people think of Brett Favre, they think of his time with the Packers, but many people do not know that the Atlanta Falcons drafted him with the 33rd overall pick in the 1991 NFL Draft.

Many fans over the weekend decided to chime in and remind people the Atlanta Falcons traded away a hall of fame quarterback. However, what people do not understand is that he would not have been in the hall of fame if he stayed with the Atlanta Falcons.

Favre played at a smaller school Southern Miss and was not regarded as a game-changing quarterback coming out of college, which is why he fell to the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft. Many Falcons fans responded back saying Brett Favre did not have the right attitude and mindset to be a good quarterback in a major city.

Green Bay was the perfect place for him as the town of Green Bay does not have crazy bar scenes compared to other large cities like Atlanta, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and others. When Favre was in Atlanta he would always spend his time in Buckhead and enjoyed the bar scene.

At the time Atlanta Falcons head coach Jerry Glanville did not like Brett Favre. During his rookie season, Favre played five total snaps. During those five snaps, he completed zero passes, threw two interceptions, and was sacked for an eleven-yard loss. The Falcons would then trade him in the offseason to the Green Bay Packers for a first-round pick.

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Had the Falcons decided to keep Favre he could have ended up just like Johnny Manziel gave their similarities in offseason behavior. Luckily for Favre the trade was the best thing to ever happen to him as he went on to become a hall of famer with the Green Bay Packers and win the 1996 Super Bowl against the New England Patriots. He was able to save his career being in the right situation with good coaching and living in a smaller town. He is also lucky social media did not exist when he was younger.