Brett Favre Ruined His Legacy

Steve MContributor IJuly 12, 2008

I will be the first to admit that I am not a huge Brett Favre fan to begin with, but I have no argument against the truth that he is one of the greatest quarterbacks to play the game.

But Favre's recent media escapade is ruining his legacy as one of the game's greats.

Favre's arrogant and selfish attitude, as well as his infatuation with being in the spotlight, is tarnishing his previous 18 years in the NFL.

Rather than retiring the honorable way, and riding into the sunset as a Hall of Fame player who has stamped his name on countless records, Favre has decided to turn Green Bay and the NFL into a media circus, which demands all the attention towards him.

Favre had no reason to state his comeback remarks and stir up an entire organization that was prepared to move on without him. 

If Favre decides to comeback, there is a good chance he will travel down the roads of many great sports figures that dragged their careers on for different clubs. He will join Joe Montana and his stint with the Chiefs, Michael Jordan and his Wizards experience, and Dominick Hasek and his plagued comeback with the Ottawa Senators.

As a fan of the game of football, it's disappointing to see players like Favre pull these media stunts to gain all the attention. If he had the so-called "itch" to play football again, then why retire in the first place.

We all knew this was going to happen anyways, because Favre always seems to put the Packers organization through the agony of waiting to hear his decision on whether he will play the next year.

The Packers and the NFL need to move on without Brett Favre, and turn the page on a new chapter in the league's history. Give it up Favre, and stay retired.