Multiple news outlets are currently reporting that Green Bay Packer's Quarterback, Brett Favre, has told Head Coach Mike McCarthy that he will retire after 17 seasons in the NFL. Favre has won three Most Valuable Player awards, appeared in two Super Bowls, and won one. Remarkably, Favre has started every single game for the Packers since 1992, including a memorable 4 touchdown appearance on Monday Night Football in the wake of the passing of his father.
There are current reports out that Favre wanted to continue to play one more year with the Packers, but the team was looking to go in a different direction. Not that the team told him to retire, but from what I've heard it was Favre's feeling that the team would have preferred him not to return. However, I have heard that it would not be surprising to see him sign a one year contract with another team and take one more shot at a ring. Personally, I find it BS. That's like Michael Jordan playing for the Pistons or Mike Krzyzewski coaching a college team other than Duke. Favre had a great career and though he was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons, he will always be remembered as a Packer (and for Wrangler jeans ads).