Brett Favre To Retire..Again

Vincent JacksonCorrespondent IFebruary 11, 2009

The New York Jets have been informed by quarterback Brett Favre that he does indeed plan to retire, multiple reports indicate.

Favre was brought out of retirement to New York a year after taking the Green Bay Packers to the NFC Championship game in 2007. 

In what seems to be his final season in the NFL, Favre finished with 22 touchdown passes and a league-worst 22 interceptions, including nine in the final five games after starting out with an 8-3 record.

The Jets missed the playoffs in the final week with a 9-7 record. 

If this indeed it for Favre, he is going out on somewhat of a sour note to end a stellar 18-year career which includes:

  • All-time NFL wins leader
  • All-time leader in passing completions (5,720), yards (65,127) and touchdowns (464)
  • One of two three-time NFL MVP's (Peyton Manning)
  • 269 consecutive starts (including playoffs)
  • Two Super Bowl appearances (won XXXI, lost XXXII)

In New York, the quarterback competition heading into 2009 is now red-hot with Erik Ainge, Brett Ratliff and Kellen Clemens in the mix. Don't forget about Michael Vick, even though most New Yorkers would never accept him.

Quarterbacks will not be hard to find in the draft so at signal caller, the Jets have a big decision to make.

Favre was brought in to be the savior of a sinking ship and started off at an MVP level, but every Jets fans worst fears were realized when he contributed to a poor collapse down the stretch. It culminated in losing to the man who was dumped to bring him to the Big Apple in the first place—Chad Pennington.

This latest Favre retirement story is not new and time will tell if the future member of the Hall of Fame really intends to stray away from the game that has consumed his life.