Favre Files Retirement Papers

This time it looks like the real deal. Brett Favre will end his NFL career after 20 seasons.

League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that the Minnesota quarterback had filed his retirement papers with the NFL. The news was first reported by Fox Sports on its website Monday.

The 41-year-old Favre has filed retirement papers previously, of course, and could request reinstatement at any time. He said he was done in 2008 with the Packers and 2009 with the Jets, only to join the Vikings and play two more years.

After an age-defying performance last season, Favre slumped badly in 2010 and suffered a slew of injuries. His sprained throwing shoulder ended his record streak of 297 straight regular-season games started, and later he had a concussion.

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  • Bill Figel

    I’m glad Farve will be out of the news for a while. It was like explaining Bill Clinton’s actions to my 12 year old son.

  • Jon, Montgomery

    bye bye hillbilly, and don’t come back now, ya hear?!

    • Larry Horse's Arse


      He was a major talent and a major @sshat.

  • Old Jim

    It was a shame his career didn’t go out with a blaze of glory and a Super Bowl ring. but he was great to watch until the end when it was painful for him as well as us.

  • Dan Rakow

    The two NFC West Teams Arizona Cardinals or San Francisco 49ers may be next for Brett Favre should he play Football again.

  • Roberta Waker

    Can’t blame him for retiring for real because of his injuries. His TEAM let him down after they BEGGED him to come back. Same team; same QB; they just didn’t come to play this year. He will make an excellent commentator and I look forward to seeing him again.

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    He is inarticulate and totally self-focused.
    He would be worse than Joe Montana was as a commentator.
    I hope he stays in Mississippi forever and we never hear of him again.

  • Larry Horse's Arse

    Seriously, no network would be stupid enough to hire him now.
    Booyah has its own sordid history of sexual harassment in its workplace and is seemingly trying to do something about it (i.e. canning Ron Franklin, not renewing Erik Kuselias etc.).
    The other networks (Fox, CBS, NBC) would also need to wait and see if he clears the sexual harassment lawsuit that was filed against him in NY.
    If he had retired several years ago (after he quit in Green Bay) he would still be an icon…but his years in NY/Minn and his actions have tarnished his image almost beyond repair.

    I’m glad that he whittled a fresh point onto his pencil and signed his retirement papers with the NFL.

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