The Greatest NFL Starting Job Thefts of All Time

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18: (2nd left) Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley of the Arizona Cardinals and (M) head coach Ken Whisenhunt talks with (R) quarterback Kurt Warner #13 as (L) quarterback Matt Leinart #7 stands behind and watches against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 18: (2nd left) Offensive Coordinator Todd Haley of the Arizona Cardinals and (M) head coach Ken Whisenhunt talks with (R) quarterback Kurt Warner #13 as (L) quarterback Matt Leinart #7 stands behind and watches against the Philadelphia Eagles during the NFC championship game on January 18, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers: Brett Favre takes over for Don Majkowski

After playing just two games for the Atlanta Falcons, Brett Favre was sent to the Green Bay Packers to replace Don Majkowski, whose long NFL career has, unfortunately, become the answer to the trivia question, “Who did Brett Favre replace in Green Bay?”

Majkowski was a 1989 Pro Bowl selection for the Packers before they acquired Favre from the Falcons throwing for 4,318 yards that season with 27 touchdowns. He also had five fourth-quarter comebacks and seven game-winning drives that season, but it would be more of a one-year wonder.

Favre was called upon in 1992 and really never looked back. He became one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game while Majkowski drifted into a backup/spot starter role.

Sometimes fate intervenes in football and there’s nothing anyone can do about it.