Brett Favre as we know is one the greatest National Football League quarterbacks
all-time. He holds records in wins (160), touchdown passes (442), yards passing
(61,655) and consecutive starts (253).
Favre is the only three-time NFL MVP and led Green Bay to their first Super Bowl
win in 1997 since the Vince Lombardi days.
But this quarterback’s decisions this year off-the-field is hurting the Packers and
causing a distraction for them. On March 6 this year, football fans from across the
country had their TV’s on ESPN watching an emotional Brett Favre say his career is
over. In that press conference Favre said he did not have the desire to practice
and prepare like he needed to, to win a Super Bowl.
Ever since that day there have been rumblings about him taking back his
retirement. In late March Favre was having second thoughts about retiring and
called coach Mike McCarthy and Ted Thompson to a meeting. The legendary
quarterback decided to stay retired and not comeback. This led the Packers to
prepare Aaron Rodgers to be the starter. The last couple of months it really
started heating up with Favre expressing more of a desire to come back and
asking his release from the Packers.
Consider this. Favre had a great career in Green Bay and is a future hall-of-famer.
But he decided to retire, and had numerous occasions to come back, but still
decided not to. The Packers are doing the right thing by moving forward and letting Aaron Rodgers, who has been Favre’s back-up the last three seasons be the starter. The Packers future is much more certain with Rodgers than it would be if they gave Favre the
reigns back. The Packers were also right in denying Favre’s request to be released
and sign with any team. Now Aaron Rodgers can finally prove himself in the
National Football League.