We’ll stop short of saying that Brett Favre announced his retirement at a post-game press conference in Detroit, but if any player other than Favre said what he said we’d probably use the “R” word without reservations.
Tom Pelissero of ESPN 1500 in Minnesota and Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune are both sending tweets from Detroit full of quotes from Favre that sound like a man walking away from the game.
“God blessed me from the start. I hope people appreciated the way I played.”
“It’s time. I know it’s time.”
“It’s been a wonderful ride.”
“One game, one season does not define me.”
History tells us to be skeptical, but with the head injury he suffered against the Bears added to the equation that already featured such a disappointing season it is hard to believe that there’s another season coming from Favre. He might change his mind, but it’s difficult to imagine too many teams clamoring for his services.