Overhyped: Favre didn't deliver in second half of career

No matter how many dumb passes he threw and how many playoff games he lost, Brett Favre remained immune to criticism in the second half of his career, writes Sal Paolantonio.

Originally Published: March 8, 2008
By Sal Paolantonio | ESPN.com

We interrupt the continued deification of Brett Favre -- a first-ballot Hall of Famer and the most durable player in NFL history -- with the following reality check.

Yes, Favre played long enough to throw the most touchdown passes and collect the most wins by an NFL quarterback. But let's examine the second half of No. 4's career. The truth is, Favre did little over the past decade to earn the gushing praise heaped upon him by our fawning brethren in the media.

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