Brett Favre To Retire...AGAIN

Adam RosenCorrespondent IIAugust 3, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up 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 Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre has informed the Vikings that he will not play in the 2010 season. 

Entering his 20th NFL season, Favre, 40, has consistently said throughout the offseason that he was unsure if he'd play this season due to the status of his injured ankle. 

Favre is expected to make a public statement later today, but we have all heard those words.

He retired after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers after the 2007 season, and then again in 2008, after spending one season with the New York Jets. 

But whether it was personal or simply because Favre felt it was his best chance to win, Favre returned to the gridiron and joined the Vikings in 2009.

After throwing for over 4,200 yards with 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions, en route to leading the Vikings to a 12-4 record, an NFC North title and their first NFC title game since 2001, it appears Favre has said goodbye.

He's the only player to win the AP MVP award three consecutive times, and he leaves the game as the record holder for most career touchdown passes, most career passing yards, most career pass completions, most career pass attempts, most consecutive starts, and most career victories as a starting quarterback.  

He hasn't officially announced his retirement, and even if he does, don't surprised if he's under center when the 2010 season begins.

Because with Favre, you simply never know.