Report: Brett Favre to Stay Retired

Bleacher ReportCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO - DECEMBER 07:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets drops back to pass the ball against the San Francisco 49ers during an NFL game on December 7, 2008 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Accoding to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, quarterback Brett Favre will stay retired.

The paper reports that they received that decision from Vikings head coach Brad Childress over the phone.

According to the report, Childress reiterated this doesn't change his optimism in the team.

“I just think it was a rare opportunity to explore a Hall of Fame quarterback who had background in the NFC and in this division,” Childress said. “He knows our system inside out … This doesn’t change anything about how I feel about our football team.”