Packers: Agent says Brett Favre is retired, wouldn't return to Green Bay

2013-11-06T09:45:00Z Packers: Agent says Brett Favre is retired, wouldn't return to Green BayMadison.com Sports madison.com
November 06, 2013 9:45 am  • 

Brett Favre is retired and will not be returning to the Green Bay Packers in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' fractured collarbone suffered in Monday night's 27-20 loss to the Chicago Bears, according to this Sporting News story passed on by Bleacher Report.

The Packers had reached out to Favre after Rodgers was injured, longtime NFL writer Howard Balzer had reported.

But ESPN Milwaukee's Gabe Neitzel Tweet'd on Tuesday that he "Talked with Bus Cook this morning. Assured me that Brett Favre is retired."

Cook is Favre's longtime agent.

This probably is the last time the issue of Brett Favre returning to the NFL will ever come up.

He's 44 now and has talked about the toll the game has taken on him.

When he turned down the St. Louis Rams, one could argue that he might answer differently to a Super Bowl contender. 

The Packers were exactly that. And he knows the offense. And it would allow him to potentially ride out in glory as a Packer.

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  1. duethought
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    duethought - November 12, 2013 2:17 pm
    I doubt, and hope, Favre would have come back to the Pack even if he thought he could still take the physical abuse after the way the Pack treated him in the end. It was lowdown to have tried to make him look bad in the press when Favre was thinking about retiring and they decided to go with Rodgers. That was the thanks Favre received from the front office for the many years of good times. I knew the Pack became just another gross NFL team when they did that and now, now they want him back? The Packers have no shame. They used to be a team that was truly fun and easy to get behind. Not any more for this commenter. Not since they handled Favre's retirement the way they did. How one plays the game and the attitude about your fellow human being, fellow player, is what matters the most. It's not something you say, it's something you live. Favre had been that kind of football player, now, also, a very wealthy former football player. If it wasn't for Favre and the coaching of Holmgren, the Pack would have stayed an also-ran. Finally, there are many teams as of last week that could have been regarded as Super Bowl contenders, with the Pack being rather low on that list in actuality.
  2. Crow Barr
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    Crow Barr - November 06, 2013 2:43 pm
    The "scruffy" Rodgers look just comes across silly compared to the "scruffy" Favre look.

    Buy and use a razor Rodgers!
  3. adamman
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    adamman - November 06, 2013 11:10 am
    Farve is about 2 years away from first ballot Hall of Fame. (unless my math is wrong). I don't see him wanting to reset the 5 year retirement clock at this point, although if he did come back to the Pack what a story and great adventure that would be. One question: Has anyone in NFL history been elected to the HOF and then came back and played again?
  4. lute
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    lute - November 06, 2013 10:54 am
    He wouldn't be the first 44 year old quarterback. And Bart Starr is pushing 80, so that would just be wrong to ask him, though it would sell some tickets for sure. What other quarterbacks are left out there with Packer connections?
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