It’s been some years now, but Brett Favre is considering another return to the NFL. This time, as a general manager or coach.
“That type of stuff has crossed my mind,” Favre said on ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde & Tausch. “It's being involved in the game in some aspect.”
Favre spent two years coaching high school football in Hattiesburg, Miss., after his retirement. “I always thought I would be a good coach, but I didn't know if I had the effort in me,” Favre said. “Well, I did. I'll tell you what, it was a joy. The competitive spirit came right back. It was obviously different than playing, and so I had a lot of fun.”
He told Wilde & Tausch he has similar reservations about a front office position when it comes to competitive spirit and effort.
“It's just different because there's such a business side to it. I don't know if I would have that in me. Picking good players is always an art — and some do it better than others — and there's some luck involved and things like that. But, yeah, it's crossed my mind, just like coaching has.
“I would say, I'd never say never. I believe that would be a dream job, working as a coach there or in some form of administration,” Favre said. “I don't know, and I don't want to create a stir [by talking about it], because who knows? But I would say, ‘Never say never.’”
Of course by discussing it, the Hall of Famer is creating even the smallest of stirs.
It won’t be happening anytime soon, though. Favre said that he would not pursue any job until his youngest daughter, Breleigh, finishes her college volleyball career at Southern Miss. She’s going to be a freshman this fall, so Favre has some time to think about it.
“Right now, I don't want to miss any of Breleigh's volleyball career, so I'm really not even thinking about it until that day comes.”
Based on Favre’s history, we know he can change his mind fast.