Vikings quarterback Brett Favre announced his plans to retire on Wednesday for the seventeenth time in his career.
“I’m done, I’m done,” said Favre. (Vikings everywhere silently nod their head.)
This may seem like a familiar story, but there are key differences to this retirement. We ignored the news for a few hours, which is progress. This is the first time in Favre’s career he’s mentioned retirement before a Week Thirteen game against an AFC opponent.
“I remember the same question, the first part of the year, everyone said, ‘Well, ….’ I said, ‘Time will tell,’ but like I said, I’m done,” Favre said via the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’d love to, as I said when I came back I’m here to win a Super Bowl, we had big expecations, it hasn’t gone the way we hoped up to this point, but again, my career speaks for itself. I think it’s been a great career. I don’t know how the remaining games will unfold but that’s it.”
Favre has a touchdown to interception ratio of 22:25 in the game played directly after his previous retirement announcements.