The man who simply can’t bring himself to walk away from the NFL says he really is done after this year.
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was asked in an NFL Network interview whether he will return to play in 2011, and he offered a one-word answer.
“No,” Favre said.
That’s what Favre has said throughout this season, starting on the day he returned to the Vikings in August. He’s been adamant that his 20th season will be his last.
Of course, Favre has said he’s done playing plenty of times before, and yet he’s still out there, playing at age 41. Who’s to say he won’t come back and play at age 42?
And Favre himself acknowledges that he really isn’t thinking that far in advance, and he’s really just thinking about trying to get the Vikings to the playoffs this year.
“That’s my goal,” Favre said. “But I am thinking we have to win this game and that gives us hope for the next one.”
So Favre is focusing all his attention on next week, not next year.