In news that will shock absolutely no one, Minnesota Vikings QB said this week that 2010 season is his last year. It surprises none of us because he's said this before. In fact, he's said he's in his final season the last four consecutive years.
"I remember the same question, the first part of the year, everyone said, 'Well, ....' I said, 'Time will tell,' but like I said, I'm done. I'd love to, as I said when I came back I'm here to win a Super Bowl, we had big expecations, it hasn't gone the way we hoped up to this point, but again, my career speaks for itself. I think it's been a great career. I don't know how the remaining games will unfold but that's it."
This time around here are plenty of reasons to believe him.
The Jenn Sterger/photos/voicemails issue has stained at least part of his career and though a future suspension doesn't seem likely, it's still possible. Then there's his body, which is beat up. Favre usually plays hurt -- remember, it's called "gutty performances" -- but this year there have been serious questions about whether he would be able to play. Then there's the Vikings 4-7 record which suggests, even if Favre did come back, they're far from a favorite to win the Super Bowl.
Add it all up and I think it's time we believe him.