Which Brett Favre is the real Brett Favre?

After watching the Minnesota Vikings’ Monday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers, I was pretty impressed with how well quarterback Brett Favre played in his first game against his former team.

He was zipping throws into some pretty tight spots. The story of the game remains the Packers’ offensive line’s inability to stop the Vikings’ defensive front, but nevertheless, Favre looked solid.

But many of Favre’s colleagues don’t think highly of his work. In a recent Sports Illustrated poll of NFL players, Favre was voted the most overrated player in the league.

I’m sure that this is largely a product of the unrelenting coverage the national media gave to the story. But there’s probably some truth in it too.

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