Brett Favre says he's really done with football
Posted on: June 14, 2011 4:18 pm
Edited on: June 14, 2011 4:27 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson
We wouldn't blame you if you were skeptical, but Brett Favre says he's definitely done with football.
Speaking at his inaugural 7-on-7 football camp on the campus of Southern Mississippi, the former three-time NFL MVP told the Sun Herald that “I can still throw the ball as well as I ever have. No question about that,” before adding “I don’t want to put my body through that anymore. I’ve been beat up enough.”
And that's the truth. Always known for his toughness in the pocket, a 40-year-old Favre took an absolute beating last season. On December 5, he was knocked out of the Week 13 game against the Bills. Two weeks later, facing the Bears, Favre took the last vicious hit of his career when Corey Wootton drove him into the frozen turf face first.
After 20 years in the NFL, Favre, now 41, isn't quite sure what to do with himself. Other than the "Brett Favre 7 on 7 at The Rock" camp, which is just a one-day affair, the man who holds just about every NFL passing record imaginable has a lot of time on his hands. He says he likes working with young players "but in what capacity, I'm not really sure yet. … [I don't have any] plans right now and we'll see where that takes me."
Obviously, that means Favre's mounting an NFL comeback. That's a joke. We think.
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