Agent: Favre Remains Retired

Veteran quarterback Brett Favre has no plans to end his retirement at this point, according to Favre’s agent, Bus Cook.
Of course, Favre has been extremely prone to changing his mind in the past. And it’s worth nothing that Cook hasn’t always been completely forthcoming about Favre’s actual plans.
“We’ve all changed our minds, I guess,” Cook told the Associated Press today.
Without being asked about the Minnesota Vikings’ prospective interest in Favre, Cook went into full-blown sales mode.
“I would think they would pull out all the stops if they want to get the guy,” Cook said. “I think Brett Favre just brings a whole new ballgame to any ballclub. That’s no reflection on the guys that are on their team at quarterback right now, but Brett’s in a different league than most. … I don’t know what Minnesota will or won’t do. I don’t know what he will or won’t do.”
That comment would seem to indicate that Favre just might be interested in playing some more football and Cook just might be privy to that desire.
Meanwhile, Cook said that he couldn’t discuss the condition of Favre’s partially torn biceps because of client confidentiality. And he declined to elaborate on whether Favre has had surgery to repair the damage or is planning to have surgery.
“Right now there’s nothing to talk about,” Cook said. “As far as I know, Brett’s very content to be where he’s at, and that’s in Hattiesburg.”
Of course, that could all change in a Minnesota-to-Mississippi telephone call or vice versa.

45 responses to “Agent: Favre Remains Retired

  1. It’s still too early. BF will be back when training camp opens – not when mini camps are in session.

  2. I don’t know what Minnesota will or won’t do. I don’t know what he will or won’t do.”
    That comment would seem to indicate that Favre just might be interested in playing some more football and Cook just might be privy to that desire.”
    Wow….thats quite a leap.

  3. Favre is still retired? How many straight days is that? Gotta be close to a personal record.

  4. Brett Favre has said nothing other than I’m retired since the end of the season.
    He has been insulted he repeatedly because of a speculating media and nothing that Brett Favre has said or done.
    His stats are the greatest of all time.
    He changed his mind last year. He hasn’t this year.
    Who is the fool that started all these viking rumors? It wasn’t Brett but some West Virginian.

  5. “Brett’s in a different league than most”
    Typical of the Favre/Cook mindset . .
    Noone else has such a gargantuan ego and the arrogance to truly believe he is bigger than the game itself than Favre. He just thinks he can force his way on to or off of teams, while being ambivalent to the careers of others he sabotages in the process.

  6. All I need to know is: Does Brett Farve still feels comfortable in Wrangler??????
    I need more Farve non – news.

  7. Thank God. I’m hoping and expecting that to be the last Favre article on this site for a long, long time.

  8. I would say despite how much I would like Favre to join the Vikings, Every day that passes it becomes less and less likely. Unless he has already gotten the tendon to release and is working on rehabing the shoulder.. But if it still hasnt released it might be to late to rehab and join up in time to make training camp.

  9. Florio “Favre has been extremely prone to changing his mind in the past”
    So having changed his mind exactly ONCE is “extremely prone” huh , Florio ??? Oh, okay.
    If ONLY we could all be as perfect as Mike Florio and never, ever change our minds. Not once. Ever.
    Teach us Mike, teach us how to be perfect !

  10. —-“I would think they would pull out all the stops if they want to get the guy,” Cook said.
    this looks to me like a not-so-obvious attempt to get as much cash out of the Vikings as he can. In reality, Favre needs the Vikes more than they need him. He should sign for the minimum salary if he really loves the game so much.

  11. I’ve been saying for years that most of this “Will he or won’t he” BS was more a product of the media’s desire to create news than actually reporting any actual news. If you look back through the years, you’ll realize that most of the wishy-washiness didn’t come from Favre, but rather the media’s desire to try and create something.

  12. Hopefully this is the last we hear about this (which we won’t). Since Florio isn’t giving away a book this Friday to the best\worst post, maybe he can send it to Favre to distract him from future considerations of making a comeback.

  13. Bob_Nelson says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    Brett Favre has said nothing other than I’m retired since the end of the season.
    He has been insulted he repeatedly because of a speculating media and nothing that Brett Favre has said or done.
    His stats are the greatest of all time.
    ————————————————–
    Yeah, that interception record is the envy of all.

  14. People, people . . . Florio said it himself . . “”Of course, Favre has been extremely prone to changing his mind in the past. And it’s worth ((nothing)) that Cook hasn’t always been completely forthcoming about Favre’s actual plans.
    It’s worth NOTHING ???
    Come on Florio, give real news or nothing. Brett Favre is and will always remain an egomaniac and Minnesota just doesn’t have the limelight needed to fuel a solar powered ego.

  15. I’m a Packer fan. Grew up in Wisconsin and live there.
    Trust me on this one. Brett Favre is probably the most overrated player in the history of the NFL. He got us to one Super Bowl in 18 years. And that team was loaded with talent other than him. The rest of the years ended with him throwing passes to the other team in the playoffs.
    I can’t tell you how happy I am that Favre is gone from the Packers. It’s like a breath of fresh air having Aaron Rodgers as our quarterback.
    Minnesota better stay far away from Favre if they know what is good for them.

  16. Vikings: 8-8 with or without Favre. Coaching kills this team every year and this year won’t be an exception. Face it Florio.

  17. BREAKING NEWS!!!!!!!!! Babe Ruth is still dead and Bart Starr is constipated…
    at least we had a few weeks with no BM, uhh i mean BF news

  18. Can’t wait for the next breaking news coming from those at Profootballtalk.com:
    ‘Michael Vick still not allowed back into the NFL’
    Keep up the good work, fellas. Keep wowing us with stories like these

  19. Okay, seriously, Florio. Favre remains retired? Really? I had no idea. Actually, I did. Since every news station has reported this for a couple weeks now. Favre’s retired. I was enjoying the lack of Favre-article. Why did you make one just to announce what everyone already knew?

  20. alewatcher, you are a stupid moron. Given the fact he holds 90% of all the good records in QB history, of course he is going to have the most interceptions. Imbeciles like you keep pointing out that fact because your mama is a whore.

  21. peter gundrum, just another inbreeder packer fan. Someone should slap your mama for you being such a tool. AR over BF? A few more 6-10 records and AR TT and MM will all be history. And you will still be a tool.

  22. “He got us to one Super Bowl in 18 years.” Actually, it was two with one win. And don’t forget it was Desmond Howard who was the MVP in that game, returning two kicks for touchdowns. Otherwise right on the money.
    This situation sounds like just another dick move by Favre/Cook. We’ll know for sure whether or not the guy is retired when training camp opens later this summer.

  23. Shackman “And don’t forget it was Desmond Howard who was the MVP in that game, returning two kicks for touchdowns.”
    Really ??? When was that 2nd kick returned for a touchdown ???

  24. Well if Bus or Bretteney say it it’s the truth.You can take it to the bank and and we all know how trustworty banks are today

  25. Just because Favre’s public stance is I am retired doesn’t mean he hasn’t looked into being a Viking. I personally think that is his stance in case his arm isn’t healed up enough to play. That way he has denability to his Packer fans if his come back doesn’t work out, because of his arm.
    I don’t buy for one minute that he hasn’t had talked to Childress or Viking’s management about all of this. Notice how Cook claims Favre is retired but always with an out in his statements.
    It’s because of the arm. If he can’t come back because of health reasons Favre wants to be able to claim he was staying retired all along. The Vikings want to be able to say they were never interested in Favre, if it doesn’t work out. The Vikings don’t want an angry and bitter fan base (because of the QB situation)in case pursuing Favre doesn’t work out.
    This is why both sides are pleading ignorant because even if there is interest from both sides there is plenty (such as Favre’s arm not being healed up enough for him to play) that can make Favre to the Vikings not work out.

  26. Terrible grammar in the title…
    Should have been “Agent: Favre’s Remains Retire”

  27. That so-called over-rated buffoon is the face of your franchise Packer fans.
    I grew up watching Lynn Dickey, Don Majkowski, etc. play for the Pack.
    Favre is the best QB you’ve had outside of Bart Starr period. For a franchise that’s been around since the early 1900s, that’s saying something.
    The only reason you’ve resorted to hating him is pure jealousy of what he might do in a Viking uniform.

  28. This breaking news just in:
    “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”

  29. Anybody who has paid attention over the last 5 years realizes the one thing Favre hates the most are OTA’s (followed closely by training camp)
    So the question isn’t whether Favre will play for the Biqueens (it would take a special kind of stupid to think Favre is the answer and Col Klink has that in spades), but rather how much is Favre going to pad his career INT record. My predicition is at least 25 for the season and that’s only because they have Peterson to run the ball.

  30. if favre DOES play, and i dont think it is a slam dunk, i bet he ends his career with a midseason injury. nov 1.

  31. TTCHEWSTHEWAD says:
    June 5th, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    alewatcher, you are a stupid moron. Given the fact he holds 90% of all the good records in QB history, of course he is going to have the most interceptions. Imbeciles like you keep pointing out that fact because your mama is a whore.
    ———————————-
    Favre is still the most over rated QB in NFL history, short of Joe Namath. He lacked the discipline to be truly effective, instead resorting to sandlot football and just slinging the ball wherever, whenever, when he should have just held onto it or threw it out of bounds. His last season with GB was one of his best. Why? Because he listened to his coach, and played disciplined football, and didn’t just spray it around. (Up until the OT interception in the playoffs, anyway).
    And why is is that persons such as yourself must resort to ad hominem attacks, rather than just debating the merits of the case? Must be because your case has no merit. Or else you’re just a retard. I’ll go with retard in this case.

  32. Peter Gundrum, you are obviously one of the very rare intelligent Packers fans. I also live in Wisconsin and I believe you may get my vote for Gov. come election day.

  33. if you look at it this way their are 5 possible things that are happening. 1.Favre isnt saying anything bus cook is just being his normal dickish self and framing favre for all of this because has anyone heard anything from favre yet……. no……. so y are you guys all hiped up. 2. favre doesnt like the media(fact) so hes leaving bus cook to say this stuff for him. 3.he is unsure if he wants to play or not and is trying to not get everyone hiped up about it……..but that doesnt work with bus cook4.this isnt whats going on its almost like some guy just wanted to piss everyone off with this gay story i mean seriously people just jump to the conclusion that we all of a sudden have a hall of famer qb because hes getting soldier surjery……g u people r so stupid maybe hes just getting surjery because he doesnt want to live his life with a horible shoulder5.maybe favre should not just quit the nfl but indeed i dont want him back even though i love the guy…….but just maybe he could be a offensive coach or a qb coach why didnt anyone think of that one i mean the guy could coach little league i dont care but he belongs with football and thats it

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