Brett Favre would consider broadcasting career, if he gets a “great deal”

SiriusXM's Town Hall With Brett Favre, From Pro Football Hall Of Fame In Canton, OH, Hosted By Steve Mariucci
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Brett Favre likes easy money. And with the networks paying out plenty of cash for big-name former players, why shouldn’t Favre get in on the action?

It’s no surprise, then, that the 52-year-old Hall of Famer told TMZ.com that he’s open to a broadcasting career, more than a decade after his paying career ended.

I would consider it,” Favre said. He add that it would have to be a “great deal” (but perhaps not as great as a government no-show gig) involving Monday night or Thursday night games.

Favre actually had a short-lived gig as a college football analyst, drawing bad reviews for working a game between Southern Mississippi and Rice in 2011. In 2018, he reportedly bombed an audition for Monday Night Football. Favre, however, disputed that characterization.

50 responses to “Brett Favre would consider broadcasting career, if he gets a “great deal”

  1. I’d much rather listen to someone like Pat McAffe who celebrates the game and hypes the players than stiffs like Favre, Brady, and Brees.

  2. If Brett Farve pays $1million per year, he can speak for $5 minutes on air while the rest of the Nation hits mute.

    There is no one currently involved in sports that would be more of a deterrent than Brett Farve.

  3. The last thing I want to hear is this guy back in the booth again. When I did hear him he brought NOTHING to the broadcast.

  4. Favre was lazy as a player as would be lazy as a broadcaster. No thanks.
    And I love to watch the guy play and think he’s hilarious.
    We have enough former jocks in the media that obviously don’t put the work in to be good broadcasters as it’s frustrating to watch

  5. Translation: I’m broke after I had to pay all the money back that I stole.

  6. O wow, another ex-player who will say all the clee-shays as the other ex-players. Can’t wait. Maybe he can get on a Sunday show and stand next to all the other ones, rocking side to side, explaining what a one team has to do to the other team in order to win.

  7. Well … short of asking how the farm’s doing and/or how much he owes the State of Mississippi currently there aren’t many other questions TO ask I’d think.

  8. Oh no, that’s the last thing we need. He can’t even pronounce his own name.

  9. I would consider leaving my job if you pay me a million a year.

    Favre would likely be a terrible analyst.
    He just wants attention.

  10. What is in the air in Green Bay that turns their quarterbacks into preening narcissists?

  11. He said no way to broadcasting when he retired now that he needs money he’s interested i use to love Brett but his political stances changed that.

  12. How many times would “aw shucks” actually work when doing an analysis??

  13. Now that he’s had someone explain what Nickle and Dime defenses are he might do OK at it. 🙂

  14. I listen to very few announcers during NFL games. IMO, most announcers make the game viewing/listening experience worse. Kevin Harlan and Trent Green are just about it for me.

  15. He did a Southern Miss game. He was terrible, as were his reviews.

    This is not going to happen.

  16. Why doesn’t he check in with the Mississippi Department of Human Services. Maybe they have something for him.

  17. There is no one currently involved in sports that would be more of a deterrent than Brett Farve.
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    The current Packer QB is far more reviled.

  18. No other player for me personally has fallen more from grace. I loved him when he was playing for being an amazing football player and how he played. Now I don’t like him anymore as I’ve since learned he isn’t a decent human being really. Kinda that “don’t meet your heroes” saying/warning. I feel like I’ve met him and it’s not good.

  19. He may not realize networks aren’t quite as easy going as the state of Mississippi. They’d actually make him show up to work.

  20. He lacks intelligence for the role.
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    Dig up the Gruden ESPN piece he did with Favre.. QB Camp or whatever they called it.

    .. watch that and try to criticize the mans football IQ.

  21. “What is in te air in Green Bay that turns their quarterbacks into preening narcissists?” thats easy,Hall Of Fame talent and a world of success plus alot of money.

  22. Make the Copperfit commercial into a series where he has dogs run different routes.Any dog can go long.Let’s see slugos,crossing routes,down & outs,etc

  23. I can’t even imagine Favre studying up and doing his homework on teams, players and stats prior to a game ,much less learning how to do it like Collingsworth or Aikman on camera. There’s no way, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see some network give him a shot.

  24. It would be impossible for Favre to spit out a short sound bite before the next play starts. In his press conferences, it would take him five minutes to answer every question.

    “Do I think the quarterback should have thrown the ball away instead of taking the sack? I do.”

  25. Why work as a broadcaster when you can easily scam money from the government?

  26. Being a legendary QB doesn’t translate to being a good or even OK broadcaster. Remember when NBC tried that with Joe Montana? Oh my goodness, what a great QB……but what an absolute BORE as an analyst / commentator.

  27. thepack66 says:
    July 7, 2022 at 1:31 pm
    Why work as a broadcaster when you can easily scam money from the government?

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    That was not a good look at all. If you read up on him, you will find more reasons to not like him much.

  28. That was not a good look at all. If you read up on him, you will find more reasons to not like him much.
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    Coming from a Brady fan, that will have to be taken with a grain of salt..

  29. Favre was lazy as a player as would be lazy as a broadcaster.
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    297 consecutive starts = lazy ??

    Kids and their math these days…

  30. Loved watching him play, but he was NOT meant to be in the booth. Seemed stiff and dry. Not really his gig. Stick to retirement and Copper Fit commercials, Brent.

  31. So happy this ex-Viking chose to be remembered as one in the Hall of Fame.

  32. Terry Bradshaw plays the role of the fool on the Fox pregame show. The is a very important role on any stage (just ask Shakespeare). Brett is a natural replacement when Terry decides to pack it in.

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