If you’re like me, you hate all the drama each year about whether or not Brett Favre will retire. One day after Favre’s season ended, the retirement talk is already starting. As is usually the case at this time of the year, the future Hall of Fame quarterback says that his return is “highly unlikely”.
As the Minnesota Vikings were getting beaten by the New Orleans Saints, Favre took a beating. The Saints made it no secret that their gameplan was to hit Favre and hit him hard. After the game, Favre was spent from all the hits he took.
“That was pretty draining,” said Favre when talking with ESPN. “I am going to go home, a couple of days and just talk it over with the family.”
During the regular season, Favre was amazing. He threw for 4,202 yards and 33 touchdowns with only seven interceptions. His seven INTs were a career-best mark, while he set career-highs in completion percentage (68.4%), yards per pass (7.9) and quarterback rating (107.2).
If I had to guess, my prediction will be that Favre will announce his retirement … only to later come out of retirement near the start of the regular season. The 40-year-old will play another season in purple.