"We're pleased to have Brett on our squad," Rebels head coach Houston Nutt said. "He's proven he can play at an extremely high level for so long, whether it be with Green Bay or the University of Southern Mississippi."
Brett signed a three-year contract with an option for a fourth and also took the job as head gym coach.
"I mentally knew I could still play," said the veteran quarterback. "But I tell you what, when I was at Southern Miss, coach demanded I leave after my senior year. I couldn't swallow that since I left. I came back, and I want to get vengeance on USM. Go Rebels!"
Favre said that he will play "one year. Possibly two. Maybe even three."
Nutt also said he'll have an open quarterback competition with Jevan Snead.
"I look forward to working with Jevan," Favre said. "He seems to have a very bright future ahead of him. I look forward to competing with him and teaching him in gym class. If I'm not mistaken, he's in my second semester class."
Favre said that in all the years he has been playing football for Green Bay and New York, he has always wanted to be a gym teacher.
"It's a passion of mine. When you see people run, you just want to be the guy in charge of that. I've made up my mind. I want to be a gym teacher when I retire."
Brett was asked what made him want to come back and had this to say: "Well, I guess I would say revenge. When I was attending USM back in 1910, coach said I had to leave after my senior season. It really grinded my gears. It was as if the school was literally TRYING to get rid of me. Brett Favre can't appreciate that."
Coach Nutt was pleased to have Favre as a Rebel and said that he and Brett will work on his footwork and that Brett looks forward to entering the Draft in 2012.
"You know what? Brett Favre believes he can be a top five pick in four years," said Nutt.
In an outburst, Brett said that he wants to be a Rebel longer than that.
"Heck, why can't we work out some kind of seven-year, $100 million deal?" Favre asked. "I know Albert Haynesworth isn't better than me."
King Brett then left the press conference, only to come back approximately 13 seconds later, dearly apologizing.
"Sorry, for Brett Favre has made a mistake. Brett Favre will lay the smackdown on your a**," said Brett.
The press conference ended approximately eight seconds later as Brett donned his No. 4 jersey. As he was leaving, he had trouble deciding which door to use.