Wow, apparently he was not joking this off-season. Back in March we told you that Favre said he was undecided about his future. We figured that was just part of Favre’s annual charade; even his own agent called him a drama queen. But Jeff Zulgad of the Minnesota Star Tribune says Favre began informing teammates on Monday night of his plans to retire, and many other reporters have confirmed the same news.
While we know there is a possibility of Favre being done for good, we’re guessing Favre still may be back. Favre delayed his ankle surgery this off-season for those gruesome bruises and the beating he took in the NFC Championship likely took its toll on the 40-year-old. While Favre may be feeling like he’s retiring at the moment, give it a few weeks and there is a very good chance that he comes back.
In essence, if Favre walks away now and in this manner, it will be one of the most anti-climactic retirements in sports history. The first time Favre stepped away, he got to see what his funeral would look like in person. The second time he retired was after his only season with the Jets and nobody seemed to notice. Now, maybe Brett decided he wanted to overtake the sports headlines and news cycle again and that’s where this comes from. Because he’s cried wolf so many times before, most people are skeptical of the report. Sadly, we’ll all be let down if he does not come back this time because we have been conditioned to believe he would every time before. No way he walks away from the game with the Tracy Porter interception as his last pass, right?
Favre ready to call it quits [Star Tribune]