Brett Favre says Instagram was hacked for comeback post
Brett Favre is not actually making an NFL comeback, contrary to one of his Instagram posts.
A post to Favre’s Instagram account on Tuesday teased an NFL comeback and had social media buzzing, but his team says the account was just hacked, according to TMZ Sports.
The posted photo showed Favre being interviewed by Terry Bradshaw after Super Bowl XXXI and said in the caption: “A true champion sticks to his or her calling. I will be coming out of retirement and making my return to play in the NFL for the 2020 season.”
The worst part about this is you really can’t tell if he’s joking or not just because he’s Brett Favre. pic.twitter.com/xl9ZX5wgyl
— Zachary Jacobson (@ZachAJacobson) June 18, 2019
The post has since been deleted.
Favre, 49, is infamous for coming out of retirement multiple times to extend his NFL career. He last played for the Vikings in 2010 when he was 41. In 2009, he led the team to a 12-4 record and the conference championship game despite being 40 years old. He played through a concussion in that game. As recently as 2015, Favre maintained that he could still play in the NFL.
A three-time NFL MVP and one-time Super Bowl champion, Favre was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2016.