Brett Favre Is One Of The Most Selfish Humans In NFL History

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 14:  Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre arrives at the 2010 ESPY Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on July 14, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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Seth RabinContributor IIIAugust 7, 2010

Brett Favre is one of the most selfish humans in NFL history.  

He decides he's going to get a press conference together, ball his eyes out, and retire. Four months later, he comes crawling back to the Packers and wants to come back.  

It had to be embarrassing for Aaron Rodgers, who was a first round pick, became Favre's backup, and let him become even greater.  

Now, he comes back thinking the team won't care.

So, the Packers trade him to the Jets who had an okay year, but the Jets release him, and retires again.  Then, without going to training camp, he signs with the Minnesota Vikings.  

After a playoff run, he goes home to Mississippi, think about his future while the Vikings are busting their butts to do better than last year.  

Did it ever come across Favre's mind that football is a team sport, not guys that play with a future Hall of Famer?

Yes, Brett Favre is a Hall of Famer.  

Yes, Brett Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time.  

But he's not God, he's not Jesus.  

He's just a regular guy who happened to put up great statistics.  Football is a team sport and everyone should contribute.  

It's really humiliating for a team to sweat all day and bang pads all week while their quarterback relaxes thinking about if he should come back when he signed a 2-year deal.

Favre, if you're reading this, IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO PLAY, YOU SHOULD'VE RETIRED.


The world doesn't revolve around you.  You weren't even the best quarterback of the decade.

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