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Brett Favre Should Stay Retired

Brett Favre has found a way to hijack more off-season football news once again after a retirement. His biceps tendon in his throwing arm is torn, but he won’t get surgery so that his hope of proving to the Packers that they need him will live on. Brett Favre has even tired out his #1 fan in Peter King in his desperate attempt to remain meaningful in the football world.

To me, having a middle of the pack type performance at QB at 39 years old would be enough concern that at 40, I’d be performing even worse. The Jets put a solid offensive team together for Favre, yet he was not able to gun-sling their offense to anything above average, despite the presence of a very solid running game, which usually opens up room for a good passing game. 

However, to Brett Favre, this means he can still quarterback in the NFL. Now considering that Tyler Thigpen started in the NFL at QB last year, sure, Favre qualifies as able to be a starting quarterback. But the Vikings, the team linked to Favre, should not be making decisions on Favre relative to their starting QB from last year, Tarvaris Jackson. For Favre, is a team that’s been told by every analyst for two years that their QB (Jackson) isn’t good enough to carry them to the playoffs the type of team that inspires visions of Super Bowl Championships?

To me, the risk of permanent injury, plus having a poorly run team interested is why Favre should stay retired. Throwing with the injury will surely lead to even worse performance for Favre. Favre shouldn’t go out like a guy clinging to the sport to try and make a little extra money. He should go out with whatever dignity he has remaining. Please Brett, don’t milk the media to satisfy your ego. Everyone is seeing through it, so don’t make us think less of you as a person, as well.

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