Favre releases statement that he has “no plans” to play football

While sources “close to Brett Favre” said this week that Favre would have listened to an offer from the Chicago Bears, an offer never came.

So now a “source that is Brett Favre” has decided to release a statement.

“Inspite [sic] of reports about playing with various teams, I’m enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football,” Favre said in a statement on Tuesday night.

We could parse those words to point out how he leaves the door open a crack, but it’s not worth it at this stage. ESPN’s Ed Werder reports the Bears have no interest.

That would appear to wrap up our Favre rumors, reports and speculation for the regular season. We’ll re-join Favre when he releases a similar statement next year.

Our nation’s Favre addiction will take time to fully shake, but we’re making progress.

68 responses to “Favre releases statement that he has “no plans” to play football

  1. “That would appear to wrap up our Favre rumors, reports and speculation for the regular season. We’ll re-join Favre when he releases a similar statement next year.”

    incorrect…you guys will report on it when he plays madden…let alone “might” get a call from a team.

  2. Who is this Favre you speak of and why would he play football? I know that guy in the picture, he’s in some bluejeans commercial I’ve seen a few times. Cowboy or something, I think they’re called.

  3. WHO CARES?!?! Man I’ve been done with this guy for years now, just go away Brett and watch Aaron Rodgers do what you could never – win a second championship.

  4. Don’t like the guy, never have. Please just leave him alone. Seems as though it’s PFT that starts the rumors.

  5. This was a garbage story from the get go.

    Largest sports network reports that retired QB doesn’t want to play, but would be polite and listen to a team that doesn’t want him to play for them, if they were to call.

    Total nonsense journalism.

  6. You have to admit that whether you like him or you don’t, When Favre is mentioned he knocks every other story in the NFL to the back pages. I have never seen any other player that has held that kind of media power. If you are honest with yourselves you know that if he would have signed with someone in the last month especially if the team had playoff possibilties the lead story every day would have been Favre in the NFL.

  7. Why is this a story. Troy Aikman has no plans to play either. There, I saved you another story to write.

    Joe Namath isn’t planning on playing either… crap, sorry to take your job from you…

  8. Have we not all seen this before?

    1) Plant the seed that you’d be open to playing for ___.

    2) “Offically” say “you have no plans to come back.”

    3) Get noticed working on your skills in a public place, instead of your nice giant secluded farm.

    4) Everybody else shoves a sharp object through their temples to stop the headache.

  9. None of us fans want to hear anymore about Favre….except Colt fans when Manning couldn’t play…..Texan fans when Schaub and Leinart went down……Bears fans……in other words, hate him and hate hearing about him unless your team needs a QB.

  10. 49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.

  11. …maybe I should just disappear…

    …then come back…

    …then disappear again…

    ….then come back…

    …wanna see pictures of my…?

  12. thedisbackindtown says:
    Dec 7, 2011 9:22 AM
    49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.
    ===========================
    So you base who you like and dislike on how they feel about Favre? Talk about obsessed. All the Packer fans you talk about have done is decided they had enough of his crap. You have a sad life, my friend. Get over yourself, and get over Favre.
    He was a great player on the field, and a jerk off of it. He is not GOD. Do you wear a WWFD wrist band too?

  13. To the Packer fan that doesn’t know who this guy is:

    He is the the guy that led your team back to relevance after nothing for 25 years, and won a SB along the way. Winning breeds winning. Good players want to play for winning teams, good coaches want to coach good teams. Had Favre not been there, the Packers aren’t what they are today.

    Who he is is someone that deserves a lot more respect from the Packer fans for what he did for that franchise than all venom they spew because he wanted to play longer than the Packers wanted him.

  14. 49fromwi says:
    Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM
    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    __
    Thanks for confirming that you are an idiot. Then again, proclaiming that you are a Packer fan was a dead giveaway.

  15. thedisbackindtown says:
    Dec 7, 2011 9:22 AM
    49fromwi says: Dec 7, 2011 8:47 AM

    Being a Packer fan, who is this guy?

    Its Packer fans like you i can handle. You Packer fans who have all but forgotten what Brett did for your organization and for Aaron Rodgers. Now that you have the “superhero” Aaron you feel like you are set for the next 15 years right. You arrogant unintelligent fans do not realize that the same guy starting for you every sunday putting you in situations to win the game for 16 years is not normal. It doesn’t happen. But now that you have wonder boy, you can make ignorant comments like “who is Brett Favre”. That is why i will continue to dislike any Packer fan with that sort of mentality. Its easy to be on top of the mountain and shout and scream! Some day you will be looking back up at that mountain crying like a baby wishing you had a good QB like Favre. Discount Double Check that you fool!

    I am not even a Packer fan, I just can’t stand it when fair-weather unintelligent fans run their mouth.
    ———-
    You’re right. Fans love it when their ageing star player holds their beloved franchise hostage for years on end, on top of having one colossal melt down after another in the playoffs. Then to make things worse, he weasels his way out of New York so that he can go to a NFCN division rival, ONLY so he can take a shot at his former team and fans.

    All that he did for Rodgers? You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. Stay in your lane.

  16. jkearse2005 says:
    Dec 7, 2011 8:49 AM
    WHO CARES?!?! Man I’ve been done with this guy for years now, just go away Brett and watch Aaron Rodgers do what you could never – win a second championship.

    __
    Thanks for confirming that you have no life.

  17. I would love if he played again, no one is funner to watch. Love him or hate him, he’s fun.Unlike Tebow who puts me to sleep.

  18. I agree the Favre saga has grown old, but those of you who talks smack about Rodgers winning a second ring like Favre couldn’t… I would just like to point out that Aaron landed on a much better team his first year as a starter than Favre had his entire career. Brett Favre was the Green Bay Packers his entire tenure there, where as Aaron Rodgers is simply the quarterback of now stacked Green Bay Packers today. Any true Packer fan will agree with me, those of you who don’t just hopped on the wagon.

    I’d hope Rodgers wins more than 1 ring with this team.

    GO PACK GO!!!

  19. I don’t get why fellow packer fans harbor so much resentment towards the guy. the team moved on and the fans need to do the same without saying crappy things. Like it or not you gotta admit that for 16 years in GB it was fun…and the guy was tough and left it all out there.

    Appreciate a packer legend and stop acting like Favre never existed because the new crush is winning.

    Any packer fan saying they hate favre, go watch the highlights from that monday night against the raiders….all you can say is wow…thanks man.

  20. The Eagles should have signed Favre earlier in the year when there was speculation. They would be in line for a playoff spot. He knows the West Coast Offense & is a huge upgrade from Vick or Rico.

  21. Our nation’s Favre addiction will take time to fully shake, but we’re making progress.
    ————————————————–

    The nation doesn’t have a Favre addiction…the media does.

    The nation just has to suffer for it…

  22. As a life long Packer fan I find it is silly that there are some fans that always reply with “Brett who?”….He brought the Packers back to where they are today, he made the decision for Reggie to come to Green Bay alot easier to make, he provided great entertainment for many years in Green Bay. Packer fans are now lucky enough to have another great q-back to follow him up and keep a winning tradition in Green Bay for awhile. Sure it is tiring listening to the media make stories out of nothing about him and keep bringing his name up but i think it happens with all the great q-bqcks after they retire

  23. WOW Favre said something smart for a change. Now stop doing commercials. Who cares what jeans you wearing now days. Wait then again do one more on rocking chairs. LMAO.

  24. Brett’s career spanned 20 years during which time he set NFL records for most yardage, completions, touchdowns, most seasons for at least 3,000 yards and most games with 4 or more touchdowns. He led his teams to 4 conference championships, went to 2 Super Bowls, and won one of them. Um..yea…I GUESS he was pretty good. Golly, I’m no math whiz but those numbers are….um…kinda OK.
    LOL. As a Packer fan my whole life, he thrilled me many times. He was so much fun to root for. So nice to see the quarterback position taken over by someone every bit as good if not better. This has been a glorious generation for us cheddar heads.

  25. So, to summarize:

    1. Bears do not want Favre to play for them.

    2. Favre wants to stay retired.

    Riveting stuff. Keep the updates coming, I can’t wait to see what happens next with this story.

  26. packattack1967 says:Dec 7, 2011 9:24 AM

    Now all he needs is the Bill Clinton Guide to Restoring Your Legacy.
    —————————————–

    His legacy is just fine. If you don’t believe me you know nothing of history.

  27. castleofcheese says:Dec 7, 2011 10:34 AM

    You’re right. Fans love it when their ageing star player holds their beloved franchise hostage for years on end, on top of having one colossal melt down after another in the playoffs. Then to make things worse, he weasels his way out of New York so that he can go to a NFCN division rival, ONLY so he can take a shot at his former team and fans.

    ——————————

    I love how the myth of Favre’s waffling has grown over the years; much like the incorrect one of him throwing a pick as his last pass for all of the teams he played for (actually only GB).

    Favre didn’t hold the Packers hostage. The mistake he made was answering a reporter’s question about retirement honestly, at the wrong time. Immediately after the season (years ago) he responded that he wonders about continuing and thinks of retirement. Many longtime veteran players say they feel the same immediately following the season, but most know to keep it to themselves until things settled. After that Favre was asked the retirement question following every season and he would respond in the same fashion. I can’t blame him for wondering if he wanted to go thru it all again the next year, but I do blame him for not just keeping quiet until he knew one way or another.

    I seem to remember the GB defense having some serious melt downs during those playoff loses as well. But no one speaks ill of them.

  28. Brett Favre will return to grid iron at Lambeau Field to have his name added to the Green Bay Packer “Ring of Honor”.

    This will occur automatically five years after Ted Thompson retires as General Manager.

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