Brett Favre: Just Go Away!

Mike GurnisContributor IJune 11, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets looks to pass against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Here we go again.

Brett Favre is at it again.  He once again fooled America into thinking he was going to stay retired yet again, and as always, he doesn't go into retirement without a fight. 

He dragged us all through the seemingly never ending drama of whether he would play in 2008 or not, and where he would play.  Out of nowhere, he gets traded to the New York Jets, of all teams. 

At the age of 39, Favre got the Jets off to a hot 8-3 start, and then suddenly he just forgot how to throw the football, spiraling the Jets downward into a 9-7 finish, missing the playoffs.

We went through all of the drama of last summer, only to see him stumble like that, and tarnish his career (in my opinion).

So finally, about a month after the season, he decided that that was it (for real this time). He even went on that big SportsCenter interview where he really made it seem like his career was over this time.

But then Favre asks the Jets for his release.  Then, once the Jets grant him what he wants, all of a sudden he wants to play again. Gee, what do you know.

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This further proves that he did all of us Jets fans a major disservice, because it just goes to show that he never wanted to be a Jet in the first place. All he wants is to get back at Green Bay. If Favre wants to keep his legacy intact, he needs to just stay away from football and call it quits.

Sure, he started out great last season. But then he suffers the shoulder injury, and he looked more like Chad Pennington throwing the ball than himself. He was trying to make throws downfield that he plain and simply couldn't make. He did nothing but embarrass himself late in the season last year.

Now, he's almost 40, and he's attempting to play football again after shoulder surgery.  Who knows if we're even going to see the Brett Favre of old if he does indeed come back and play for Minnesota this season?

If Minnesota wants Favre to play for them, he's got to get going right at the beginning of training camp. That way, there's no controversy as to who their quarterback is. If Favre starts in the middle of training camp again, then I'm afraid we have football's version of Roger Clemens.

Next thing you know, Favre's going to be signing with teams to play half-seasons, getting ridiculous pro-rated salaries to play eight games. Then, after he finally retires for good, we'll find out that he was using steroids or HGH or some type of PED.

It's a story that will never end.  It was fun for awhile, but now it just borders on downright annoying. And it begs the question:

Is this guy ever going to decide, once and for all, when enough is enough?

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