4 GONE CONCLUSION
Is Favre Ready to Ride the Tractor Full Time?
44 days after the season, on March 4th....with all those 4's, maybe it was appropriate that number 4 Brett Favre called it a career.
I reported this week that the signs were troubling. In an interview I did on Saturday night, Mike McCarthy admitted Brett was tired. I thought Brett was leaning toward retirement, but I didn't want it to be true. But when I heard Jay Glazer's report, I text messaged Brett's brother Scott. His response? It's true. I knew then, that I would be covering the biggest story in my career.
Since Brett is nearly exactly one year older than me, we almost grew up together. My favorite memories? Diving into the end zone in the last game at County Stadium in 1994 to beat the Falcons. Running like a kid after the first TD in Super Bowl 31. And just being like a kid, playing a man's game.
Now there are those that believe it won't last, that Brett could pull a Reggie, and "unretire." It did seem strange that the Packers worded the press release "Favre intends to retire," although Scott Favre told me it would be a miracle if Brett returned, and Mike McCarthy said in the press conference that it would be shear speculation.
And it will be very weird to see Aaron Rodgers run out of the tunnel, and line up under center as the first Packers QB to start other than Favre since Sept. 27, 1992. The Bears have had 21 different starters in that time span!
I know Brett is an introvert, and very private...but I hope he holds some type of press conference or availability to fully explain his reasons for retiring.
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