Brett Favre, Retiring
from the NFL is Tough
A lot of players have no choice in their retirement. They
get injured and no one will sign them. But some players are extremely lucky and
get to the end of their careers and still have some playing ability. And that’s
when retiring is tough.
By Steve Patterson
Favre Wants Back In
Brett Favre has retired but can’t
stay away from the sport that he has played professionally for the last 17
years. He has the one Super Bowl ring and he has records including the most MVP
awards (95, 96, and 97). And he is headed to the football Hall of Fame in Canton if he can stay
retired for another five years.
But that’s the where the problem
begins. He stuck around maybe a little too long and reports now have him wanting
to make a circus of the Packer’s training camp by showing up and walking onto
the field, like he’s a part of the team. But the team doesn’t want Favre back
as they have had their replacement in camp three times already in Aaron Rodgers
and not used him.
It’s Aaron’s Time
has been paid well for his three years backing up the most injury free
quarterback in the history of the game (253 consecutive starts is a record). Coming
out of California,
Rodgers had a QB rating of 147 in 2003 and a QB rating of 154 his senior year
in 2004. Now it is time for the 2005 first round selection by the Packers to
make his starts and get the on-the-field experience that he has been unable to
get. I think Wisconsin
is ready for the next great Packer quarterback to start winning championships
for the team.
Go Out in Good
wait too long to retire as his yearly time of contemplation was a distraction
for the team but he still managed to end his career on a good team with a good record.
Winning the Divisional Playoffs after a 13-3 season is something that Favre
should be proud of after a number of challenging years.
Retiring as a Packer, the team you
played with for 16 years, and retiring after a good year is what any veteran
player would want. Creating havoc and possibly going to play for another team
at the end of a career only embarrass oneself and Favre should avoid doing so.
Best of luck to Brett Favre but all
the bickering and indecision here at the end could tarnish what was a Hall of
Fame career. Go out in good standing and enjoy what life has to offer after
your NFL career has ended.