Brett Favre: Top Five Reasons Why He Really Isn't Retiring

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent IAugust 3, 2010

Brett Favre: Top Five Reasons Why He Really Isn't Retiring

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    There have been a lot of articles written about Brett Favre's greatest moments and his supposed retirement since word leaked out he told his teammates that he would not return to the Vikings for the 2010 NFL season.

    Well, I'm not buying it (again)!

    So, here are the top five reasons why Brett Favre isn't going to retire.

5. The Money

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    I know, I know, he probably doesn't need the money, but Brett Favre is no idiot. It's hard for me to believe that he would leave $13 million dollars on the table.

4. He's at the Top of His Game

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    Yes, 2009 was arguably the best season Brett Favre has ever had in his 20-year NFL career. He threw for over 4,000 yards, had a career low seven interceptions, and was able to throw 33 touchdowns.

    All at the age of 40.

    Why would he ever go out when, individually, he is at the top of his game?

3. He's Still Having Fun

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    Favre has said numerous times that this past season he had the most fun that he has ever had in his career.

    The fun isn't going to stop anytime soon in Minnesota with youngsters of like Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, and Sidney Rice.

2. He Wants Another Championship

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    He was very close last year to going back to the big game for the first time since 1997 and winning seems to be what still drives Favre to play.

    It should drive him back to the field for one more year with a still very talented Vikings team.

1. Legacy

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    There is no way that arguably the best quarterback in the history of football goes out like this. He surely won't want to be remembered as the player who threw two crucial interceptions in his last two NFC Championship appearances.

    This will be the ultimate reason that Brett Favre will hold off retiring one more year (again).