Brett Favre, who has made the decision to retire from football twice in less than 18 months, says that his decision to respect the status quo was harder than either of his prior two back-and-forth thought processes.
“It was the hardest decision I’ve ever made,” Favre told Ed Werder of ESPN.
“I didn’t feel like physically I could play at a level that was acceptable,” Favre said.
In other words, Favre realized that the aging face with the graying hair and beard in the mirror is attached to an equally aged body.
So what’s next for Favre? If/when another high-profile quarterback blows out an ACL, like Tom Brady did in Week One of the 2008 season, things could get interesting.
The later it happens in the year, the more interesting it’ll would be, given that with each passing week the grind that Favre would face over the balance of the year will shrink.
Things could get even more interesting if the guy who goes down for the year is named “Aaron Rodgers.”
And if it happens in December, with the Packers in the hunt for the NFC North title.