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The Favre Saga Is Over, Decision Is Revealed!

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets leaves the field after losing to The Miami Dolphins 24-17 after their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Alex JohnsonCorrespondent IJuly 28, 2009

Brett Favre has made a decision on his NFL Future.

The 39-year-old has decided to remain retired.

This offseason has been filled with rumors of his return and possibility of joining Minnesota.  Over the last few weeks Favre continue to struggle to come to a decision.

But as ESPN reports, Favre will not make another return.

Coach Brad Childress confirmed the reports to the Star Tribune.  He told the paper Favre did not want to play through the grind of another NFL season.

"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 to the newspaper. "He knows our system inside out...This doesn't change anything about how I feel about our football team."

"As we have consistently communicated, we feel good about our team and they have put forth a tremendous effort this offseason preparing for the season ahead," Childress said in a statement on the team's Web site. "With this behind us, we look forward to getting to Mankato and getting training camp under way."

Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will compete for the Vikings' starting quarterback job.

It was an interesting offseason, but Brett, enjoy retirement!

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