I am not going to speculate about whether or not Brett Favre will retire. Nor will I say whether or not I think he should retire. I will say that he is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL, and he deserves a lot of credit for his accomplishments.
Brett Favre played as quarterback in his first NFL regular game after Don Majkowski was injured in 1992, shortly after being traded to Green Bay from Atlanta. Since then, he’s started 237 times for the Packers (that’s 16 years!). Although he’s gone out injured a few times, he has always returned the next game to show that he is still a strong competitor. When he lines up behind his center, his love of the game is very visible. He won the MVP award three times and led the Packers to two Super Bowls, helping to win it in 1996 (Super Bowl XXXI). He played the game of his life the night after his father died (his father wouldn’t have it any other way). He stood by his wife as she battled with breast cancer. Although the Packers have had lackluster records during the last two seasons, Favre has shown them the way to winning key games. And although there is a much younger team surrounding him, his wisdom has held them throughÂ a trying season.
So whatever decision Favre decides, I fully support him and his decision. He brought the title back to Titletown, and he will always have a special place in the hearts of all football fans. He is a true sportsman, trulyÂ loves the game,Â and has a lot of heart and soul for football. This blog post is dedicated to him, his family, the Packers, and his fans.