Brett Favre: A couple teams have called, but there’s no way I’ll play

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Brett Favre says he is absolutely, positively not returning to the NFL, despite some interest.

Responding to this morning’s report that the Rams had reached out, Favre said on Sports Talk 570 that his agent, Bus Cook, told him that a couple of teams have called this season to see if Favre would like to play. But Favre said Cook doesn’t even bother to pass along the details of the offers because Favre has made it crystal clear that he is not going to play again.

“I don’t know who, but I think a couple teams have inquired,” Favre said. “It’s flattering, but there’s no way I’m gonna do that.”

Favre said his final season, 2010 in Minnesota, showed him that it was time for him to walk away.

“I had a great career,” Favre said. “I think if anything, the last year I played was an obvious writing on the wall vision if you will, that it was time.”

Now a high school coach, Favre said he enjoys working with young people, traveling with his family and playing with his 3-year-old grandson. The 44-year-old Favre really does sound like he’s done playing football.

69 responses to “Brett Favre: A couple teams have called, but there’s no way I’ll play

  1. Then why are his people leaking these stories?

    Methinks he’s waiting for Alex Smith or Drew Brees to go down….

  2. Not to mention, he’s trying hard to get back into the the good graces of the Packers fans & organization and that will just delay things for him.

  3. I agree with him. His last season showed that he played just a little too long and it was time to hang up the cleats. Good for him, enjoying life and family.

  4. I’d love to see him sign with the Packers now as a backup if he’d be willing. Otherwise if the Broncos, Saints, Cowboys, Niners, or Chiefs lose their QB this year it’d be worth it for both parties to talk.

  5. Good for you Brett. Thanks for helping turn the Pack back into a strong franchise & for making Sundays fun again throughout your career. Enjoy retirement and look fotwarg to your jersey retirement & HOF induction.

  6. Brett….

    No matter what uniform or colors you wore, as a fan of football, I would like to say thank you for all the memories you gave us.

  7. Notice that the Rams did not call Warner but they called Favre! I think he would come back to play for the Seahawks or the Chiefs if they called. The Seahawks have Bevell as their OC and Favre would fit nicely there and KC has Doug Pederson as their OC and he was Favre’s backup for years as well as Andy Reid being a former coach of his. I would love to see him give it one more go!

  8. Fact is if the Vikings O-line could have protected him better in 2010, he could have had another very good year.
    He was not any different in 2010 than in 2009. No reason to believe that. It was the rest of the team that was declining, and he was too old to stand up to the physical demands of being beaten up.

    One thing to get hit like he did by Buffalo when you’re 25, entirely different when you’re 41…

  9. What does this say about JaMarcus? When teams are more interested in a 44-year-old (multiple) retiree QB who has been out of the NFL for more than a year over JaMarcus close to his QB prime?

    Brett should pass along Jeff Garcia’s number to these teams.

  10. Imagine having Brett Favre as your HS football coach. That would be awesome! Even if you don’t play after high school, you’d have a great football story for the rest of your life. A friend of mine played for Mike Holmgren in high school, and he’s got some great stories.

  11. Just keep calling him teams, keep calling him! He’ll give in, Favre Watch 2013! Because even when he’s 90, people will still call him.

  12. Please don’t ever come back, I want the memory of your last play ever to be of a Bear rookie sacking you, and you fumbling the ball, no matter what the ruling on the field was.

  13. All of this talk about the Rams asking him to come back is blown way out of proportion. Rams don’t even have close to the cap space available to sign Favre even if he wanted to come back. Rams probably asked Favres agent as more of a joke since Austin Davis (rams newly signed back up qb) has the same agent as Favre.

  14. I dont think Favre played too long. He played for a crappy Vikings team that couldnt protect him! His streak was broken for goodness sake!

    You can’t tell me any of the QBs the Browns, Vikings, Bucs, Raiders, Cardinals, Jags, Bills, Bears, Rams, Texans and Jets have on their current rosters are better than Favre!? And thats just to name a few teams! Heck personally I’d take Favre over Flacco, Tannehill, and Dalton.

    Think about it though, Favre to Fitzgerald, Andre Johnson, or A.J. Green?!?

    Yeah it would be redundant with him coming out of retirement, but heck it’s not like we haven’t endured it before!!

  15. if it weren’t for the bounties from the Saints and 49ers who injured him pretty badly, he might have a few more months (to finish the season) left in him.

  16. The haters are always going to hate but seriously if you love football why would you not want Favre playing.
    That last MNF was a joke and a complete turn off … keep showing games like that and you will have a few teams moving to London.

  17. Farve comes back now and he can forget about entering the concussion lawsuit if he develops symptoms of dementia, etc.

  18. In 2010, he hadn’t fully recovered from the beating that the NO Taints gave him and the refs helped to covered up. That, and the OL could not protect him…

  19. This is a guy who couldn’t pass a concussion test without having sustained a concussion. Stop already. Every time he says he’s not interested he’s back in uniform within a month.

  20. As much as I loved watching Favre play it kind of sucked to see how his last year went. That Viking team disintegrated and Favre was beat up badly. He had one of his best seasons of his career the year before. Funny thing is I do think he would be better than half the abs out there today.

  21. I miss Brett. Regardless of whether he ever played for your team, he was just plain good for the league. Always fun to watch. 09 championship game saints vs vikings was still the best football game i’ve watched since the pats giants super bowl (that’s easily the game of the decade).

  22. So what’s the bigger story no one ever thought they’d read this week

    Brett Favre turning teams down because he doesn’t want to make a comeback

    or

    The Cleveland Browns turning down quarterbacks willing to un retire for them because they don’t want them.

    Imagine how much bacon will cost from those flying pigs outside.

  23. Nobody on this site would be willing to bet me even a $1 that Tebow couldnt be signed and pull off some wins for the Rams or any other team desperate for a QB

  24. It’s time to make amends and retire number 4 in Green Bay where he belongs. Brett, you were not perfect but thank you for all you have done for the Packers. Your family and your mom and dad will always be special to the team and the city.

  25. I can’t think of anybody who has lost their QB who’d be even remotely in the position to sign Favre. Only way that would make sense is if you were a top contender and maybe thought he could carry you along. Even then, you’d probably want to know your starter had a good chance of being back in time for the playoffs.

    St. Louis, Philly, Texans…. none of those teams fit that description.

  26. One would think in this big country where countless, talented kids play football from childhood through division 3 schools, that NFL teams need to resort to a 44 year old grandpa? Come On Man!

  27. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 24, 2013 12:27 PM

    Brett Favre in his prime couldn’t help the hapless vikings…

    duece5 says:

    Hey Carly….be careful of calling the Vikings hapless this week.

    The packers were the last team Ponder beat…….gee…..who do we play…..IN OUR DOME.

    Be careful Carly, the records get thrown out when it’s Vikes/packers, and you know it.

    Get ready to eat crow……

    What will you call your team when those “hapless” Vikes take care of business……hmmmmmm.

    CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!

  28. purplehaze28 says:
    Oct 24, 2013 1:45 PM
    In 2010, he hadn’t fully recovered from the beating that the NO Taints gave him and the refs helped to covered up. That, and the OL could not protect him…

    get over it. we beat you down. and, for good measure the next year we beat you down again. so keep crying you lost and we will take out superbowl and enjoy it cry baby.

  29. hor2012 says: Oct 24, 2013 5:14 PM
    get over it. we beat you down. and, for good measure the next year we beat you down again. so keep crying you lost and we will take out superbowl and enjoy it cry baby.

    Anybody who watched that Championship game knew that the Vikings were the better team and that Favre was the better QB that day. The ONLY reason you guys won is because you cheated with bounties. Two plays that come to mind that bounties contributed to the outcome was Favre’s first INT in which he got hit high and low and the NFL admitted a flag should have been thrown against the Saints. The second play was his INT at the end of the game. He got hit so much that game due to bountygate, he was afraid to run the ball. If he ran the ball, they gain a few more yards and Longwell may have hit a game winning FG (though it would have still been at the end of his range.

  30. Remember the packers beating the #1 seed falcons 48-21 in the 2010 playoffs? The vikings couldve, wouldve and shouldve done that to the saints. But they didnt because of turnovers. Had nothing to do with the saints, or the refs, had everything to do with INTs and more importantly, fumbles.

  31. Wisconsin77 says:
    Oct 24, 2013 6:09 PM
    hor2012 says: Oct 24, 2013 5:14 PM
    get over it. we beat you down. and, for good measure the next year we beat you down again. so keep crying you lost and we will take out superbowl and enjoy it cry baby.

    Anybody who watched that Championship game knew that the Vikings were the better team and that Favre was the better QB that day. The ONLY reason you guys won is because you cheated with bounties. Two plays that come to mind that bounties contributed to the outcome was Favre’s first INT in which he got hit high and low and the NFL admitted a flag should have been thrown against the Saints. The second play was his INT at the end of the game. He got hit so much that game due to bountygate, he was afraid to run the ball. If he ran the ball, they gain a few more yards and Longwell may have hit a game winning FG (though it would have still been at the end of his range.
    ___________________________________

    Vikings lost that game because Adrian Peterson kept fumbling the ball and Brett Favres last interception. They didn”t lose because of bounties. Turn overs cost the Vikings a game they should have won.

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