The Brett Favre Saga: Is He Worth The Wait for the Minnesota Vikings?

Geremy GrahamCorrespondent IJune 25, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings adjusts his helmeti against the New Orleans Saints during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 31-28 in overtime. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Let me just start off by saying I know there is a Brett Favre nation out there, so I am not here to Brett bash.

No doubt he has stamped his name forever on the game of football. He will go to the Hall of Fame, and be remembered for his toughness and perserverance throughout his career.

Most career passing touchdowns, most career passing yards, most career completions, most career starts by a player at any position, and the list goes on.

I will never take away from him what he has done for the NFL and its fans. No one can.

But, like all good things do, they must come to an end.

I know it is one of the hardest things to do. Walking away from a sport you have played your entire life, what you love to do, is very hard.

But, I think it's time Brett Favre realizes that he can still play the game with the best, and throw in the towel.

There is no shame in retiring after all that he has accomplished.

There is nothing more to prove.

I hate to see a legend tarnish his career when there is no need to continue a game in which you have all-time records under your name.

If he does return, are there going to be questions surrounding his shoulder?

He is past his prime, is he mentally still able to make quick decisions when the game is on the line?

I think what it comes down to is, does Brett Favre want to be remembered as the greatest quarterback ever, or does he want to be remembered for this should I stay or should I go drama?

All these questions must be running through his mind night and day. But just as it is exhausting for him, it is exhausting for the fans.

I wish he would handle situations with more respect for his team and its fans.

I'm sure you will all agree with me, Brett Favre will always be a Green Bay Packer.

And I know there will always be criticisms toward the Packers for not handling the situation properly with Brett, but criticisms can be thrown at him too.

Are you as tired as me of hearing about this stay or go bologna?

First with the Packers, then the New York Jets, and now the Minnesota Vikings.

I wish he would stay true to his word, instead of saying he's going to retire, and then make a miraculous comeback.

I will agree the things he is able to accomplish at his age is unbelievable, but when it comes down to big games, I don't think he has it in him to live up to the hype anymore.

Maybe it's that his mind is there, but his body cannot keep up, or that his body is there, but his head has taken too many blows throughout the course of his career.

While he played for the Jets, he made a costly throw that left New York fans heartbroken.

For Minnesota last year, Favre tried to throw across his body, across the field, which ended up in game-ending interception. He could have just ran a couple yards forward, or pitched the ball to his closest receiver.

His decision making just isn't there anymore.

Two costly errors that cost his teams their seasons. How many more errors is he willing to commit before he realizes that it's just time to move on?

There is so much on the line for Brett Favre. I would hate to see his image jeopardized by a misguided attempt to play another season in the NFL.

I will say it again.

I am not here to take away what Brett Favre has done for the NFL. He will be remembered as one of the all-time greats who ever played the game.

His statistics don't lie. You can't find a heart that wants to win as badly as the one that beats inside his chest.

So Brett, here is an old saying I think would allow you to retire with the peace of mind you are searching for.

"Leave while they want you to stay."