Sunday’s NFC Championship was so special, we didn’t want to sully our game recap with any Brett Favre retirement talk yet.
So we will now.
Favre wearily stepped his postgame podium Sunday night, bruises and cuts above his head, facing reporters after another season-ending interception.
He was asked if he was going to take a few months to decide his future.
“I wouldn’t say months, I know people are rolling their eyes or will roll their eyes,” Favre said. “In a situation like this, I really don’t want to make a decision right now based solely on what’s happened. Because I do know the year could have not gone any better aside from us not going to Miami.
“I really enjoyed the guys. I just wonder if I can hold up, especially after a day like today, physically and mentally. That was pretty draining,” Favre said.
FOX’s Jay Glazer said Sunday that Favre’s teammates are convinced he’ll retire. But they don’t really know, just like we don’t know.
“I am going to go home a couple days, and talk it over with the family,” Favre said.
He was asked if he feels like he needs to go out on top before leaving the game.
“I’d love to win the Super Bowl, who wouldn’t . . . but I know I’m going out on top, one way or the other. I didn’t feel like I had anything to prove coming in. If there were doubters out there, maybe I served notice to them.
“But my goal is to get to Miami,” Favre said, the finality of the loss perhaps just setting in. “And obviously that’s not going to happen.”