Timeline of Favre's Path from Green Bay to Minnesota
By Jay Sorgi
MILWAUKEE - In the last 532 days, Brett Favre has turned from saying "It's over" with the Green Bay Packers to starting a new chapter for his career to the Minnesota Vikings.
On March 4th, 2008, Favre made the tearful announcement that he would retire from the Green Bay Packers.
"I know I can play, but I don't think I want to," said Favre.
At least for Green Bay, after 16 illustrious seasons. He stayed retired until July, when he asked for a release from the Packers to be able to play for the Vikings.
Following discussions about Favre's role with the team - would he be a backup or compete for the starting job? - a flight to Green Bay to meet with Packers coach Mike McCarthy, the two sides chose to part ways.
But the Packers wouldn't grant his request to wear purple. Instead, he was sent east to wear green - New York Jets green.
He had a storybook start to his 2008 campaign before a subpar end of his season, finishing with 22 interceptions to match his 22 touchdowns as the Jets missed the playoffs.
Favre retired again in February of 2009, but the Jets gave his release from the team's retired reserved list.
As he worked out in Mississippi, he admitted to solely talking with the Minnesota Vikings about a comeback, and rumors swirled for nearly six months.
Favre even had Vikings trainers work with him, and had surgery on his injured biceps tendon by renowned Dr. James Andrews.
He chose to stay retired last month, what was considered a surprising move.
But Tuesday's news has brought about another 180 degree turn, at least in what he has told the public about his intentions.