Report: Brett Favre to Retire, Again
Brett Favre is calling it quits, or so it seems at the moment. According to a source by the Associated Press, Favre has already informed the Minnesota Vikings that he would not be back for another season due to a nagging injury.
Favre, who is due to receive $13 million in the coming season if he plays, reportedly told Vikings coach Brad Childress of his decision. The 40-year-old quarterback said that his left ankle, which was injured in the Vikings’ NFC championship loss to eventual Super Bowl champs New Orleans Saints, has not healed as he expected. Favre had said earlier this year that his return would depend on the health of his ankle.
If indeed Favre retires, it would be the third time in three years that he would be doing so. He first retired in 2008, but decided to return and sign with the New York Jets. He again “retired” early last year only to change his mind and agree to play for the Vikings.
In his 19 years in the NFL, Favre established many records and made his case to be considered the best quarterback in league history. He has the most regular season victories by a starting quarterback with 181 and the most yards passing with 69,329. However, he also holds the distinction of throwing the most interceptions with 317.