Brett Favre Calls It Quits, Again: Will the Third Time Be the Charm?

Denton RamseySenior Analyst IAugust 3, 2010

Every year another column is written about Brett Favre, he is getting one year older.

And before we know it, we may very well be questioning whether or not Favre really WILL play until he’s 50.

But if we’re looking at the here and now (which seems to change constantly), Favre will be hanging it up for a third—and apparent final—time.

Granted, there’s no doubt I am beyond sick and tired of this constant coverage of what seems to be a nearly yearly event for Favre—but there’s also no doubt that Favre is one of the best play-callers to ever hit the gridiron.

Will this third retirement be his final stand?

To be honest, I really hope it is—and that’s nothing against Favre.

He’s been great since day one in Green Bay, and I hate to see him go.

However, in the same breath, this “should I stay or should I go” nonsense since 2006 has been beyond absurd.

Favre, if he actually does decide to call it quits once and for all, had one of his best seasons ever in his final year in Minnesota.

And in all honesty, it would be a fantastic way to bow out of the NFL.

Beyond a late game injury in last year’s playoffs, Favre’s final stand with the Vikings was remarkable.

Through 19 seasons in the NFL, Favre has been an icon since I was just a kid—and it’s sad to see him go.

But the time has come.

Eventually, all my childhood heroes—at one time or another—have called it quits.

And, unfortunate as it may be to Favre and his beloved fans, that time has come for one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.

Brett Favre, you will absolutely be missed—but you’re also going down in NFL history as one of the greatest to ever throw a pigskin.


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