Brett Favre Retires From the Green Bay Packers

March 4, 2008

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.

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