Fans can get a good laugh seeing a past Pro Bowl exchange between two NFL legends in Brett Favre and Steve Young.
The 2021 Pro Bowl is going virtual because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Most fans won’t care too much as the game has lost its luster over the years.
But one fun thing from the week has always been the challenges the players compete in leading up to the actual game. One past even featured quarterbacks heaving the ball as far as they could, and a recent clip shared by the NFL’s Twitter account shows Brett Favre having fun at Steve Young’s expense way back at the 1998 Pro Bowl.
Brett Favre the jokester
This is truly a blast from the past and a fun story as well. Favre recounts how Young got off the plan after taking his bar exam and failed to show much of any arm strength. For those who forgot, Young got a law degree while he was an active NFL quarterback.
The 1998 event once again saw Favre totally blow away the competition and show off his own legendary arm strength. Before Patrick Mahomes and Josh Allen were whipping football into the upper deck, there was Favre doing the same.
This clip also features Kordell Stewart and the late Steve McNair getting a kick out of the story. The nostalgia sure is real and fans who lived through the moment should enjoy it a ton.
Fans of specific eras always say how their favorites players are truly the best of all time. The duo of Favre and Young would count as one of the best of all time and that was a special Pro Bowl class of quarterbacks.
The 2021 Pro Bowl is going to be different and while that is a bummer for fans, these old clips help provide some good laughs during these strange times.