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When all of the Favre drama is said and done, when all of the ballots for the NFL Hall of Fame have been cast and counted, when all of the writers and pundits and former players look back on the career of Brett Favre, they will say he was one of the best of his generation.
They will say that he was football's Cal Ripken Jr. They will say he was a warrior to the end, the last of the old gunslingers, a quarterback for the ages. And they will be right when they say it.
But as it stands right now, Favre is better off retired. He should have retired after his magical 2009 season with the Vikings. He should have walked away before the house of cards came crumbling down, before the sexting scandal, before the injuries piled up.
While I do believe that Favre can still be effective in the right NFL system, I still think it's best for everyone involved (including the Colts) to leave No. 4 alone.
Favre, at this point, comes with too much baggage. There are questions about his locker room presence. There are questions about his relationships with female reporters. There are questions about his arm and his willingness to adapt his game to new realities. These kind of questions are better left outside a locker room.
In the end, there are just too many questions and not enough answers to justify giving No. 4 a call.