It’s official. Brett Favre is retiring from the Green Bay Packers after 17 seasons. This time, it’s for good.
He told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen:
“I know I can still play, but it’s like I told my wife, I’m just tired mentally. I’m just tired. If I felt like coming back — and Deanna (Favre’s wife) and I talked about this — the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful.”
The 38-year-old was incredible last season, setting several records, including most career touchdown passes, a record he broke of Dan Marino’s. Unfortunately, his season came to a halt when, after Favre led the Packers to an NFC Championship game last January, he was intercepted in overtime and gave the New York Giants’ the chance for a field goal and thus, the win.
In Brett Favre’s career, he had 5,377 completions in 8,758 attempts for a total of 61,655 yards, 442 touchdowns and 288 interceptions.
A press conference is scheduled for this afternoon at 3:00 PM CT with General Manager Ted Thompson and Head Coach Mike McCarthy. No word yet when Favre will address the media.