Patrick Mahomes was called it before the 2017 NFL Draft. The Raiders’ Derek Carr was too. But the gunslingingest gunslinger of them all has always been Favre.

Favre was the NFL MVP three seasons in a row from 1995 to 1997, with at least 35 touchdowns in each year. He was the first to crack 500 wholesale nfl jerseys china career passing touchdowns and his 508 are still second on the all-time list, with Tom Brady and Drew Brees each just 20 behind.

Favre finished his career with 336 interceptions, and he is the only quarterback to ever top 280. George Blanda is in second place with 277, and the nearest active players are Drew Brees and Eli Manning, who each have 228.

It’d probably take at least seven or eight more years for either player to reach Favre’s interception numbers. That’s pretty unlikely to happen considering Brees and Manning are 39 and 37, respectively.

After that, there isn’t a single quarterback in the NFL under 30 who even topped 100 interceptions.

As long as I’m loving the training and preparation and willing to make the commitment. But it’s also I think what I’ve alluded to a lot in [Tom vs Time] was there’s other things happening in my life too.

Edelman, 32, missed all of the 2017 season after tearing his ACL in a preseason game. In the four years prior, he posted 3,826 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

The news isn’t a disaster for the Patriots’ receiving corps. Wide receiver was made a priority for the Patriots in the offseason with the team adding Cordarrelle Patterson, Jordan Matthews, and Braxton Berrios. Even Kenny Britt — an addition late in the 2017 season — has been making a positive impression so far.

The loss of Edelman — a player who didn’t play at all during the team’s Super Bowl run a year ago — isn’t devastating. There are six other wideouts currently on the roster with starting experience, and that’s not counting special teams All-Pro Matthew Slater or 2018 sixth-round pick Berrios.

While there may not be a single player who can replace Edelman as Brady’s favorite target, there are plenty of candidates to fill the void. Additionally, losing the veteran wideout for four games will also help alleviate the roster crunch that was sure to happen before Week 1.

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