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Brett Favre's(notes) up-and-down journey through the NFL took a seemingly shocking dip Tuesday with the Minnesota Vikings announcing that the quarterback plans to stay retired.Here's a brief look back at the QB's past two years, starting with a record-setting performance against the Vikings.

Favre receives a congratulatory hug from his wife Deanna following the Packers' 23-16 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sept.

30, 2007.

Favre threw his NFL record 421st touchdown in the first quarter.

(Jeff Gross/Getty Images)2007Sept.

30: Favre passes Dan Marino's all-time touchdown pass record of 420 vs.

the Vikings.Packers' season: The team won the NFC North with a 13-3 record and made the NFC championship game, but was defeated by the New York Giants 23-20.

Favre finishes the regular season with 28 touchdown passes for 4,155 yards and 15 interceptions.2008January/February: Favre withdraws from Pro Bowl after an ankle injuryMarch 4: Favre announces he will retire.March 6: Favre retires, gives tearful retirement press conference.March 27: Favre tells coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson he made mistake by retiring.June 20: Favre calls McCarthy with plans to unretire.

McCarthy says team has moved on with new starter Aaron Rodgers(notes).July 11: Asks for unconditional release to play for another team.

Packers deny.July 16: Packers file tampering charges against the Vikings.July 29: Favre faxes paperwork to the NFL to be reinstated.McCarthyJuly 30: Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy met with Favre in Mississippi to persuade Favre to remain retired.

Source close to Favre says the team floated $20 million offer over 10 years for Favre to stay retired.Aug.

3: NFL reinstates Favre.Aug.

4: Favre reports to Packers training camp.

Meets with head coach Mike McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson and they agree to part ways.Aug.

7: The Vikings were interested in Favre, but since he was not a free agent the Packers refused to trade him within the division, instead opting for a trade to the Jets for conditional fourth round pick in the 2009 draft ($12 million salary).

Favre and the Jets lose to Seattle in Week 16.

Jets' season: The team lost four of their last five games and missed the playoffs with an overall record of 9-7.

Favre finished with 22 touchdown passes for 3,472 yards and 22 interceptions, including eight interceptions in the final four games.Dec.

29: MRI reveals torn biceps tendon in Favre's right shoulder, requiring arthroscopic surgery.2009Feb.

11: Favre tells Jets he will retire.ChildressApril 28: Jets waive Favre off their reserved/retired list for unknown reasons.

Favre is free to sign with any team should he unretire.

Jets selected former USC QB Mark Sanchez(notes) in the NFL draft three days earlier.May: Favre undergoes arthroscopic surgery to repair his injured right passing shoulder.

Shoulder is reportedly not 100 percent.May 7: Favre tells Vikings coach Matt Childress he wants to remain retired.May 29-31: Vikings' mandatory minicamp goes on without Favre.

Tarvaris Jackson(notes), Sage Rosenfels(notes) and John David Booty(notes) are the quarterbacks.

Favre on "Joe Buck Live".

(AP photo)June 15: Favre acknowledges on HBO's "Joe Buck Live" that he's "considering it" when asked about playing in 2009.July 9: Vikings trainer Eric Sugarman visits Hattiesburg, Miss., for the second time since June to check Favre's physical condition, according to the Star Tribune.July 15: Told The Associated Press that the Vikings will know by the July 30 start to their training camp whether he will be attending.July 20: Vikings single-game tickets go on sale.July 28: Brad Childress tells the Star Tribune that Favre will stay retired.

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