Let me tell you some things about Brett Favre.
I grew up in a place called Favre country, a place that others call Wisconsin. For those of you who aren’t from Favre country, you will probably never understand non-existent Sunday afternoon traffic and basements adorned floor to ceiling with his memorabilia, but for those of us privileged enough to watch Brett work every Sunday, it’s just the way things are.
Of course we all know the drama that ensued between the Packers and Brett. It’s been nothing short of a fairy tale wrapped in tabloids and it’s nearly impossible to pinpoint blame in this situation, but ultimately no one is at fault.
The Packer organization knew what they had in Aaron Rodgers: young, athletic, unbelievably talented, and antsy sitting on the bench. They also knew what they had in Brett: an old, immobile quarterback who needs perfect protection to succeed with his perfect arm and mind. The Pack could not provide that protection so they forced Brett’s hand into retirement.
There I said it... we forced him when he wasn’t ready just as the Jets forced him out after he blew their season last year.
BTW: In Wisconsin public school, we stopped class to watch Favre shed his tears during his 1st retirement. The only other time they did this was on 9/11.
Then he landed in the PERFECT scenario in Minnesota with a flawless o-line and running back and just absolutely blew up. And I couldn’t be more proud of my childhood hero. Everyone blames Favre for this debacle and his inability to decide whether he wanted to play or not, but I truly believe The Packers forced him out - This is coming from someone who is more a Packer fan than a Favre fan!
So stop hating on Favre everyone! He knew what he wanted the whole time but fell victim of a franchise that wanted to win. Now here he is almost going to his third Super Bowl at 40 years old and although he came up a bit short... He still has every record EVER! I bet he wouldn’t have done things any differently.
With that said... time to walk away Brett. It’s done.
Viva le Favre!