The one-time Green Bay Packers QB and current Minnesota Vikings QB is calling it quits...we think. For the second time in his career, Brett Favre has filed retirement paperwork with the NFL, according to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com. This time, though, we think he really means it.
From the bad play to the Jenn Sterger issue to the end of the consecutive games streak, there are plenty of reasons to think Favre is actually going to retire this time around. Clearly, he doesn't have the same abilities he once did whereas when he came back in 2009 he clearly had plenty of ability left.
Favre retired following the 2008 offseason but never formally filed paperwork with the NFL. He eventually returned to the Packers before they traded him to the New York Jets. Favre played one year in New York and in early 2009 following the season filed his retirement papers. He was eventually granted reinstatement and played with the Vikings for another two seasons.
If this is it for Favre, then the final tally will show 20 seasons -- 16 with the Packers, two with the Vikings and one with the Falcons and Jets. He'll own many of the NFL's major passing records including touchdowns and interceptions.
Check out Daily Norseman to see what Vikings fans are saying about the move.