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Favre puts to rest speculation that he’ll return

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If we told you last week that a former Jets quarterback would on October 10 unretire again and wear No. 4 in New York, most would have guessed Brett Favre over David Garrard.

But it was Garrard, not Favre, who returned to the NFL on Favre’s 44th birthday.  And Favre says he won’t be following Garrard.

“I am [in shape], but I am no way considering playing,” Favre tells Lindsay Jones of USA Today.

Speculation regarding a possible Clemens-style return from Favre started with Bus Cook, Favre’s long-time agent.  Cook said last month that Favre could play “better than a lot of them out there today.”  Last Sunday, former Favre teammate Sterling Sharpe declared on NFL Network that Favre is in the “best shape of his life” — and Sharpe suggested that the Bills should sign him.

Favre runs or bikes every day, and he’s down to his playing weight of 220 pounds.  Per Jones, players at Oak Grove High School said Favre’s arm still can generate significant velocity.

Still, Favre said he’s done.  And one thing on which we can always rely is that, when Favre says he’s done, he’s done.

Oh.

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24 Responses to “Favre puts to rest speculation that he’ll return”
  1. jimthebuilder27 says: Oct 13, 2013 1:54 PM

    He should stay retired. 2010 was pretty evident that he has nothing left

  2. abninf says: Oct 13, 2013 1:59 PM

    Keep a cell phone out of his hands. Weirdo.

  3. contra74 says: Oct 13, 2013 2:04 PM

    No one outside the media thought Favre would come back. Nice try media, keep digging for something else.

  4. bbrophy1 says: Oct 13, 2013 2:06 PM

    Hear that Kubiak? Not even worth a phone call

  5. detectivejimmymcnulty says: Oct 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    What speculation?

  6. 12444uggg says: Oct 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    Not that it will happen, but he’d be the shot in the arm the Texans are looking for

  7. wolfmanpatriot says: Oct 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    Favre is waiting till his bust is in the hall before unretiring.

  8. nflpoker says: Oct 13, 2013 2:07 PM

    Please, no more Favre Watch!!!!

  9. Abattoir says: Oct 13, 2013 2:09 PM

    Never thought I would ever miss the Brett Favre stories on PFT.

    Who know, one day I may, MAY, miss those Tim Tebow stories too.

  10. bradybbgoat says: Oct 13, 2013 2:10 PM

    I almost forgot how much I used to hate all those Favre stories.

    Thanks for bringing back such fond memories.

  11. packerbacker86 says: Oct 13, 2013 2:15 PM

    High school players say his arm has velocity. High school players.

  12. billmead1976 says: Oct 13, 2013 2:25 PM

    Can he start a seniors wrestling tour with hulk hogan and terrell owens?

  13. tikisays says: Oct 13, 2013 2:26 PM

    Wow!! After reading this story,I’m really longing for an RG3 story now!!!

  14. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Oct 13, 2013 2:32 PM

    The real question is where does Favre stand on the name of the Washington Redskins?

  15. tdurdenlives says: Oct 13, 2013 2:38 PM

    I’m sure he can still throw, read defenses, and scramble. But can he take a hit from a 255 lb linebacker? I kinda doubt it.

  16. gsomatt says: Oct 13, 2013 2:54 PM

    If the Cowboys were in the playoffs and Romo went down, Jerry Jones would throw $2 million at Favre to give it a go for a few games.

  17. louderthanwords1 says: Oct 13, 2013 3:06 PM

    Favre would be a better starting qb then what their putting out there right now in Buffalo(at least til EJ is healthy, Cleveland, Tampa, Jacksonville, Minnesota and Tennessee. And its debatable he might still be better than starters in Houston, St Louis, Oakland and Arizona. Doesn’t mean I’d sign him but he still probably gives you a better chamce to win on Sundays than a handful of starting qbs even if at 44.

  18. bigassbiscuit says: Oct 13, 2013 3:20 PM

    I guarantee that contra broke out the hand cream over the thought Favre might return to the Purple and Sad.

  19. axespray says: Oct 13, 2013 4:18 PM

    Houston is looking …. no, they’re not loaded.

    But the Chiefs – old washed up Favre > Alex Smith.

  20. usdcoyotesfan says: Oct 13, 2013 4:34 PM

    He was one of the last players who was in it for the love of the game and not just the money. The NFL isn’t the same without him.

  21. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 13, 2013 4:45 PM

    Bert just wants to be loved, and not just in a creepy cell phone pix kind of way.

  22. colv says: Oct 13, 2013 7:48 PM

    Stop, this is the same kind of crap reporting on the NLF web-site. No more of this dribble. i once loved this guy, now I can’t stand to hear his name let alone read about him.

  23. apm says: Oct 13, 2013 11:43 PM

    Won’t someone think of poor Bus Cook? No one is going to return his phone calls anymore. :(

  24. packmanfan says: Oct 14, 2013 1:20 PM

    Why care?
    He was the modern Joe Namath.
    Just one and only one SB win and all talk and hype and nothing else.
    Overrated.
    He just Gosh-Darn-It chucked the ball up there hoping his receivers would catch it. And darn lucky if they did. Just went on luck alone.
    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

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