According to sources over at FoxSports.com (and by sources I mean the one and only Jay Glazer), New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has informed the organization of his retirement. Yes, I know we have all seen this song and dance before, but this time it appears to be for real. Brett Favre is ready to retire from the NFL.
We all know about the Favre controversy from last offseason that went well into the summer. It is also the reason that Brett ended up in New York instead of Green Bay where he should have stayed. The difference between this year's retirement and last season's is that now Favre is retiring of his own accord.
Brett Favre looked like he made the right choice making the move to become a New York Jet earlier this year. At one point in late October the Jets were in first place in their division and some were even talking Super Bowl.
However, a bicep injury would cause Favre to lose that trademark rocket arm. As a result he was relegated to being a normal quarterback. As a result the Jets limped down the stretch and missed the playoffs.
Another factor aiding in the Favre retirement has to be getting thrown under the bus by his teammates. Thomas Jones, among others, went on the radio in January and blasted Favre as the reason the Jets failed to make the playoffs.
This is something Brett Favre is not used to. When he was a Green Bay Packer, Brett was untouchable. That's not so much the case in New York.