The second and third rounds of the 2016 NFL Draft will be held Friday night in Chicago, and in honor of that, we’re looking back at one of the more memorable moments in second-round draft history.
What moment, you might ask? Why, it’s the Atlanta Falcons’ decision to draft Brett Favre with the 33rd overall pick in 1991. But rather than focusing on the selection itself, we’re more interested in bringing back the awesomely 90s photo, taken by Tim Isbell, of Favre receiving his draft call.
There is so much going on in this photo, from the jorts, to the homemade T-shirts, to the weird safari hat the guy in the middle is wearing, to the random Pittsburgh Pirates poster on the wall (Favre is from Mississippi), to the fact that there appear to be more than a dozen people crowded into the quarterback’s bedroom.
Favre, of course, went on to have a long and illustrious career, though he ended up attempting just four passes for the team that drafted him.
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Thumbnail photo via Brett Favre