Brett Favre on future plans: “I really don’t know”

AP

Brett Favre filed his retirement papers back in January.   It doesn’t come as a big surprise he isn’t sure what he’ll do with his life in retirement just yet.

“I don’t know.  I really don’t know.  It could be coaching.  It could be TV.  Both of those are unlikely anytime soon.   I don’t see myself becoming a full-time coach anytime soon at any level,” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Favre came out of hiding because he was helping out at a local youth football camp.

“I love to be around the kids.  Will I get bored at whatever it is I’m doing?  I probably will,” Favre said.

As he often said last offseason, Favre said he was confident in what he did in his career, implying he had nothing left to prove.

He insisted he won’t miss the drudgery of running and training camp.  Once the games start, things will get tougher.

“Two a days, and things like that, I don’t know if I ever looked forward to that,” Favre said.   “I’ll always miss the guys, the locker room, and winning and losing together.  There’s no substitute for that.”

64 responses to “Brett Favre on future plans: “I really don’t know”

  1. “I don’t know. I really don’t know” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg.

    “I don’t care. I really don’t care” Davo commented on PFT.

  2. He insisted he won’t miss the drudgery of running and training camp. Once the games start, things will get tougher.

    “Two a days, and things like that, I don’t know if I ever looked forward to that,”
    ——–
    When was the last time Farve went to training camp?

  3. “I don’t know. I really don’t know” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg.

    is this a quote from 2011 or did he say this in 2008,2009, or 2010?

  4. This lockout has me suffering indigestion and sleepless nights. The only solace seems to be pepto and not having to endure the incessant ‘Is Favre coming back or not’ nonsense… There is a football god afterall…

  5. I always said that when Favre retires there will be no NFL. So far I am correct! Sorry guys but the league will blow without him. Afterall it is Brett’s world….we just live in it!!!

    And now the clever replies…..1-2-3-4……..

  6. “As he often said last offseason, Favre said he was confident in what he did in his career, implying he had nothing left to prove.”

    Glad that only took him 20 years to prove…or did it?

  7. I hope I’m wrong but I think we haven’t seen the last of this guy in the NFL!..But if I am wrong he could always try something he is very good at. Sexting!!

  8. dequan….good point. And not only did he click and read about it, he actually took the time to post about it, which of course is why Flo includes Favre non-stories to begin with. Favre equals hits on this site.

  9. You couldn’t resist huh……had to get your Favre fix in. Here we go people, PFT Favre watch has begun so brace yourself.

  10. He can cut the grass, wander about the fields aimlessly in his wranglers, go down to the high school and drool all over himself while watching the cheerleaders… All kinds of fun stuff

  11. Brett Favre should have gone out in style and just retired when he left GB. Its too bad he made a complete joke of himself and tarnished his character…
    He used to be someone a person could look up to.

  12. He’s gonna be so bored, he will take an offer to be 2nd string.

    Give him a decent O Line, he’ll be back.

    Why not – Brunnell is what, 53?

  13. @dequan81: Put it down to a slow news day, and a bit of clock watching, on my part. As for the comment, I just couldn’t resist 🙂

  14. Well, Dianna wears the Wranglers in that family for sure………..he probably had his phone privileges taken away the last 6 months which is why we haven’t heard much from him.

  15. Really people? You honestly think he’s coming back? For what? His streak is over. He had one year of payback against the packers before getting abused this past year. No competitive teams needs a quarterback to take them to the next level. Go ahead and join the raiders or seahawks so that you can pad your stats even more. It’s over brett. Move on with your life and enjoy the time you have left with your family.

  16. When the SEALS found Osama they told him he was going to be held in Green Bay. That’s when Bin Laden made the suicide rush.

  17. Not sure why he’d retire if he’s healthy. He can still start for half the teams in the league and would still command at least $5M per. His reputation is shot so he has nothing left to lose.

  18. I will always be fond of Brett Favre and what he’s done for football and the QB position… you think he’s the only male in the country that has sent a woman OTHER than his wife a dirty pic of himself? lol who cares? not me… his personal life is none of my business… i only care about what he did on the field… Long Live Brett Favre!

  19. jakek2 says:
    May 6, 2011 1:42 PM
    Not sure why he’d retire if he’s healthy. He can still start for half the teams in the league and would still command at least $5M per. His reputation is shot so he has nothing left to lose.

    ———————————————–
    In hindsight…the vaunted Vikings paid him $20 million last year for 12 starts and 12 TD’s and 22 total turnovers.

    You really think he would settle for ONLY $5 million/year. Please….

    And raven4life21…..your post stinks.

  20. Im with crosbyhasgonorrhea , Farve has not been in Training Camp in YEARS!!!! Just go away (and take Jen with you!)

  21. Real idea behind this: Look at me, I’m relevant & I don’t know. Somebody please come to the farm & offer me $16 Million for this year, I’m ready.

  22. Damn kick the man a little more!!! I’m just as tired as the next hearing of comeback or not but give the guy some credit for bein one of the best at his position during this generation..as far as the “sexting” it’s easy to sit on the sideline and bash a guy for makin a dumb decision.

  23. @raven4life21 …

    Nice post.

    @spawnsacs and dsims7 …

    No one held a gun to your heads and forced you to follow media speculation about Favre’s retirement plans. No one forced you to watch Favre’s game. No one forces you to click on Favre links. A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.

  24. As Saints fans, we’ll always hold a special place in our heart for Brett Favre. The Mississippi boy who grew up to throw the pass that led the Saints to the Superbowl.

    It’s just…beautiful….

  25. Man, I wonder if this many people ran Marino through the mud? Give him a break he couldn’t leave the game three extra years…what’d you expect? Fancy 5,000yd seasons while wearing a top hat? Favor hatred are ridiculous, he’s one of the greatest players EVER, which gives him rights to come and go as he pleases. I wouldn’t mind if he did come back, just so I could read all your dumb comments.

  26. You know that if the season is shortened and doesn’t begin until mid-October that Farve will find it hard to resist only playing 8 games for a team. Part of the reason why this lockout needs to end now!

  27. raven4life21 says:
    I will always be fond of Brett Favre and what he’s done for football and the QB position…
    —————————————————–

    Really you mean that, so tell me what he did for football beside win 1 thats one SB and throw countless stupid int’s at the most clutch times sorry but he was just much of a choking loser as D. McNabb he just got lucky and won a SB . Heck with your thinking Eli Manning is a all time great! Let me repeat 1 SUPER BOWL and 30 playoff interceptions.

  28. Well of course he doesn’t know what he’s going to do. He’s a shallow, mindless freak who has nothing to do but play football. Oh, except cheat on his wife!

  29. I’d like to see Favre fight Manny Pacquiao after Manny hands Shane Mosley his lunch in the ring this weekend.

    Maybe that would finally shut down Favre’s enormous ego and attention-getting behavior.

    Jenn whats-her-name could be the ring girl carrying the cards telling what round it is, too.

  30. “I love to be around the kids.”

    Mark Chmura recently told WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi the same thing!

  31. Favre’s retired. Jenn Sterger got her implants taken out. Bin Laden’s dead.
    Won’t be anything left to talk about.

  32. Deb says:
    May 6, 2011 2:33 PM
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.

  33. thanks for trying hard in 2009 but your fiasco with jen sterger screwed us vikes fans over royally and you got 16 million? wow. time to stay retired brett. and yes, the hell with the saints!

  34. thephantomstranger says:

    Deb says:
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.
    ————————-

    That’s the part I’m having trouble with. So many things went wrong for that team last year–I’m just not convinced he couldn’t play in better circumstances. But I’m also willing to concede that to me he’s like a “last of a dying breed” in football, and I just hate to see it go.

  35. Deb says:
    May 6, 2011 5:15 PM
    thephantomstranger says:

    Deb says:
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.
    ————————-

    That’s the part I’m having trouble with. So many things went wrong for that team last year–I’m just not convinced he couldn’t play in better circumstances. But I’m also willing to concede that to me he’s like a “last of a dying breed” in football, and I just hate to see it go.
    _________________

    Let it go, Deb. Embrace the Christian Ponder era!

  36. “Will I get bored at whatever it is I’m doing? I probably will,” Favre said.

    —————————————-

    Dieana was made well aware of this in the late 90s. Favre is a legend on and off the field in Green Bay.

    I hope Brett rides around on the cub cadet in relative obscurity for a couple years.

  37. I’m sure he could land a TV gig–it appears every retired player can. But coaching, unless he’s talking about occasionally stopping by the local high school, doesn’t seem like him at all. He never liked playing mentor to younger QBs so I can’t imagine him suddenly picking up the coaching bug. You need to be willing to be out of the limelight to be a coach, and that just isn’t Favre.

  38. “I don’t know. I really don’t know” (said Favre).
    I’m shocked that Brett is having a hard time making up his mind. That’s not like him at all.

  39. @thephantomstranger …

    ROFL … I’m a Steelers diehard so it’s pure love of the game, not team allegiance, that’s always made like Farve no matter where he played.

    But Ponder was an intriguing draft pick, though, so I’m anxious to see what he does. Pack is at the top, Lions’ D looks scary good, Bears won the division, and Vikes are a year removed from NFCCG. Expecting killer football from the Black and Blue Division this year!! Oh boy!! (Assuming we have football, that is 😦 )

  40. I don’t about the rest of you , but I would enjoy a Farve free 2011 season. I’m tired of looking his broken down ass and listening to his home spun BS.

  41. this is scary we had not heard anything from him since he sent his papers in , I thought he truly was retired this time but as a Packer fan I should have known better but this is a I am putting my foot in the door and see if there is any reaction out there kind of thing .
    Brett I love you for what you did for the Packers for all those many years but its over the body is giving out mentaly your done please retire with any dignity you might have left and let the legend start to rebuild itself with time.

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