Brett Favre announces his retirement

@jakeb1 (562)
United States
February 12, 2009 5:27pm CST
Brett Favre announced his retirement yesterday saying he would not come back to the New York Jets for a second season. His career accomplishments are a Super Bowl title, many, many records for a quarterback and a sure Hall of Famer. What does everyone think of his retirement? I was surprised because I thought he would play at least 1 more season seeing how he faded down the stretch. Favre said the reason he retired was because he could not play up to the level he was accustomed too.
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@babostwick (2037)
• United States
22 Feb 09
If I don't see him play on the field the next season, then I will believe it. Until then, I will take it with a grain of salt. It's like the story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I'm not sure I'm going to believe he's retired until further notice. If I hear him talking about playing the next season, then we'll know it was another ploy.
• Singapore
17 Feb 09
I'm not surprised at all, and I think this time he's staying retired for good. Also It's a good thing he decided things early, so the Jets will have plenty of time to get their QB. Come on Jets trade for Matt Casell and give us your 2 draft picks XD.
@ljbinkop (744)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I'm sure most people are agreeing with Brett retiring this year. He looked like an old, old man by the end of this past season, and who can blame him? He had a great career, won Championships and was a hero to a lot of people, but he just didn't know when to quit! I wish him all the best luck it the future though!
@busibee (187)
• United States
13 Feb 09
AGAIN? Tell him to pick a decision and stick with it.
@maezee (26739)
• United States
13 Feb 09
That's too bad! I always listen to him on my local radio channel.. He's always on 93X (the Minneapolis "rock" channel). I never really know what he's talking about or anything about sports.. But oh well.
@blue65packer (11835)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I'm a Packer fan and I won't believe Favre has retired until he files his retirement papers to the NFL! Until then I won't believe has retired for the second time! I lived through the whole first retirement and then Favre coming out of retirement! I'm glad the Packers sent him to the NYJets! If we would of let Favre play there would of been a team in disaray, namely the Green Bay Packers! So I'm glad the Jets have to put up with crab now! I lost all respect for Brett Favre last year in how he handled coming out of retirement!
• United States
13 Feb 09
I believe it was time for Favre to retire. He was undoubtedly one of the all time best quarterbacks to ever play the game, and i agree that he is a shoe in for the hall of fame, but the NFL was starting to take it's toll on Favre. I think he made the right choice by retiring before possibly having a horrible season or worse getting seriously injured.
• United States
13 Feb 09
Brett Favre was a great QB. I'm disappointed he didn't go through with the retirement last year. I think that will really hurt his public perception. He has just gotten too old to perform at the level he needs to. He started off well last year, but once his shoulder started to go it got very ugly. Hopefully, people will remember him for all of his time in Green Bay instead of the ugliness of the last year or so.
@mscott (1925)
• United States
13 Feb 09
I think he retired because he knows the Jets have no chance at winning and why would he want to spend another year playing 500 football. I wouldn't be surprised if a fairly good team, one with a chance like the Vikings asked him to play that he wouldn't change his mind again. He had a few good moments last year but really it put the Jets in a big mess for next year with no quarterback and a salary cap mess.
• United States
13 Feb 09
It is good to see him retire, he looked really bad at the end of last year, and I don't think he was very happy playing. He has gone through alot both on the field and off the field, he is one of the toughest men in football, and football will miss him. I am sure his family will be happy to have him around, and I am sure he will enjoy his retirement. I think he is a lock for the HOF, I don't know if it will be a first ballot, but he will be in there.