Old Man Favre Finally Calls It Quits. No, Really.

- By Bossip Staff

At least that’s almost what it sounded like he was saying in a post-game press conference yesterday.

NFL legend Brett Favre looks to have played the final game of his record-breaking career.

The injured star quarterback sat it out as his current team, the Minnesota Vikings, were beaten 20-13 by Detroit to end their poor season, then gave every indication that he was retiring for the third time.

“It’s been a wonderful experience for me,” Favre told the official NFL website.

“This year did not work out the way we would have hoped, but that’s football. I don’t regret coming back.”

But the 41-year-old knows there will be doubters after he made the same announcements in 2008 and 2009 before negotiating lucrative multi-million dollar contracts to play further seasons in the NFL.

“I don’t know for me if it’s ever easy,” Favre admitted.

“I’m sure throughout this year, the comment has been made that, ‘We’ll wait and see in August or September’ and that’s fine. It’s time. I’m OK with it.”

It’s been a difficult season for Favre, who is the the NFL’s all-time career record holder in wins, passing yards and touchdown passes.

He was fined $50,000 for failing to cooperate with an NFL investigation into improper text messages he allegedly sent to a former game-day hostess while he played for the New York Jets in 2008.

On the field, he finished with the lowest quarterback rating of his career (69.9) as the Vikings finished bottom of the NFC North, missing three of their last four games with injury.

Favre has been a three-time MVP during his 19 seasons in the NFL, 16 with the Green Bay Packers.

He helped the Packers to the Super Bowl in 1997.

Great. Mazel Tov. Now we have both Michael Jordan AND Brett Favre to remind us that sometimes living legends should just walk away. Take head, Lebron and Kobe.


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      Maybe they were referring to Charles Barkley. Few will need to be given that advice, however. Once offered, it is rarely refused.

  • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

    It is about daxn time!

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    HaHa Mr. Favre,them rookie offensive line getting stronger and stronger huh!!You better retire,you were gonna be needing an orthopedic helmet soon…Nobody has time for an old azz quarterback.Sit yo azz down somewhere and collect them checks!!

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  • la vie n'est pas compliquee, nous sommes.

    I don’t believe it….lol….& PS, this dude is only 40…why does everyone keep calling him old? lol

    • I'm Just Me...Keeping It Real Since: 1983

      After playing in the NFL for daxn name 20 years, he is considered old. He has taken a lot of hits and injuries. That is what makes him old in the football world. He also cannot move with the speed that he used, he is putting on weight, not as svelte, etc. He is not old in regular society but in the NFL, he is elderly.


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