September 21, 2017

Favre Retires Again

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Brett Favre is retiring, yet again. We'll see how long it lasts this time. Image by photoactionusa.

Brett Favre, the Minnesota Viking’s quarterback, has officially turned in his paperwork to the NFL for retirement. This is not the first time Favre has “retired” or even the second. Back in 2008 and 2009 he said he was done playing, and returned to the field both times.

This time things are different. After a disappointing, injury plagued season, Favre is officially done. Even his long time friend and Minnesota Viking’s kicker, Ryan Longwell, said Favre is really done this time, and there is no chance he is coming back.

Leslie Frazier, Minnesota Viking’s head coach also said it was a sure thing this time around. He said, “We won’t see him don another uniform, ever. Anywhere. No doubt in my mind whatsoever.”

Even the official Brett Favre website sent out email alerts to readers that you can now purchase merchandise that says, “Thanks for the Memories.”

Favre ended the season with a shoulder injury, which is what ended his 297 consecutive starting streak, but then once healed from that, he was immediately hit and ended up with a concussion. The injury took him out again, missing the final regular season game.

Even Favre has come forward saying it’s time to be done. “It’s time, I mean, I know it’s time, and that’s OK, it is. I hold no regrets. I can’t think of too many players off-hand that can walk away and say that,” Favre said.