STATEMENT FROM PACKERS GENERAL MANAGER TED THOMPSON:
Brett Favre has informed us of his intention to retire from the
Green Bay Packers and the NFL. He has had one of the greatest careers
in the history of the National Football League, and he is able to walk
away from the game on his own terms - not many players are able to do
The Packers owe him a tremendous debt of gratitude. He has given
Packers fans 16 years of wonderful memories, a Super Bowl championship
among them, that will live on forever. Brett's many accomplishments on
the field are legendary. He leaves the game holding virtually every
career passing record, plus his consecutive starts streak, which may
never be duplicated.
The uniqueness of Brett Favre - his personality, charisma and love
of the game - undoubtedly will leave him as one of the enduring figures
in NFL history.
This is from me:
Although I am a lifelong Bears fan, even I will admit Brett Favre has had an incredible career. Still doesn't help the Bears though since they decided to re-sign Rex Grossman for crying out loud!! What were they thinking?! Sheesh. Favre retires and we still don't have a snowballs chance in...
Although no official
announcement has been made, Fox Sports and ESPN.com are reporting that Brett
Favre is retiring. ESPN's Chris
Mortensen reported that according to Favre's agent, Buss Cook, Favre informed
Packers coach Mike McCarthy of his decision Monday night.
Favre, who came to the Packers 17 years ago in a trade with
the Atlanta Falcons, holds nearly every record there is for a quarterback. His stats show an impressive 5,377 career completions in 8,758 attempts for
61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions. He broke Dan Marino's touchdown record this
past season. Favre was voted in to nine
Pro Bowls and led the team to two Super Bowl appearances.
As of Tuesday morning, Cook stated that there were no plans
for Favre to hold a press conference.
The official website of Brett Favre does not yet have confirmation, but is reporting on the story.
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