Brett Favre’s name has come up repeatedly in the NFL’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program, but Favre himself hasn’t had a lot to say about it. Mostly because he doesn’t care.
Favre said in an interview on NFL Network that when he looks back on the Vikings’ loss to the Saints in the NFC Championship Game two and a half years ago, he thinks about the fact that he fell short of his last, best chance to reach another Super Bowl, and not about any bounty the Saints might have had on him.
“My feeling, and I mean this wholeheartedly, is I really don’t care,” Favre said. “What bothers me is we didn’t win the game.”
As the 42-year-old Favre looks back on his NFL career, he takes pride in the fact that the loss to the Saints was one of an NFL-record 321 consecutive games that he played.
“They didn’t take me out of the game,” Favre said. “They came close, but a lot of people have come close. I’m too stubborn to come out. Plus, that was kind of a big game. I’m not going to sit the last three minutes. I’m going to go out there with bone sticking out of my skin and I’m going to finish it. I’m just upset we didn’t win.”
Favre doesn’t care about bounties. But he clearly still cares that the Vikings lost.