Brett Favre: I could still play in the NFL
For a while, it looked like Brett Favre was never going to retire. Anyone who has followed football for the past several years could tell you in detail about Favre’s teary-eyed retirement press conference, which came before he played three more NFL seasons.
And the Ole Gunslinger still thinks he could do it.
In an interview with Greg Bishop for the latest issue of Sports Illustrated, Favre said he still feels healthy enough to play professional football.
“I think I could play,” he said. “As far as throwing. Of course, we’re not trying to start some he’s-coming-out-of-retirement deal.”
But don’t worry, the 45-year-old understands that there is a lot more to the game than simply making throws.
“Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play,” Favre said. “I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn’t throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway.”
Favre may be rocking a gray beard these days, but a photo from last year showed that he is still in great physical shape. There were also rumors that he turned down an offer from an NFL team just two seasons ago, and we know how bad the quarterback situation is for some teams around the league.
That said, there’s no way a 45-year-old quarterback could keep up with the rigors of everyday life in the NFL. Plus, Favre admitted he suffers from some pretty frightening memory loss as a result of his playing days. The safest spot for him is on the farm in Mississippi.