The New York Jets have released Brett Favre from their team, acceding to Bret’s request which was made in February. Favre now says that he has no plans of returning to professional football.
“Nothing has changed,” Favre said. “At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to football.”
NFL insiders are with the opinion that he will certainly come back, now that he’s free to sign with any team. He wanted to play with the Minnesota Vikings last year but was traded to the Jets from the Green Bay Packers. He has seen a lot of highs and downs in his 18-year long NFL career.
Brett’s signing with any team now will have no compensation involved for the Jets.
“Brett requested his release some time ago,” Jets General Manager Mike Tannenbaum said in a statement issued by the team. “He has not indicated any desire to return to football and he remains retired.”
The 39-year old had earlier decided to leave the sport in March last year after a loss to the Giants in January 2008. He returned and after his subsequent trade to the Jets, he played just one season and the team was denied a playoff spot. The Jets have signed up Southern California quarterback Mark Sanchez in the 2009 draft and will no longer miss Favre’s services.