Brett retiring from the New York Jets

On Feb. 11, 2009, the 39 year old Brett Lorenzo Favre #4, QB of the New York Jets, declared that he is ending his professional football career and has no plans of coming back.

Having been an 18 year veteran, Brett has spent his 16 years of career with the Green Bay Packers. Playing as their starting quarterback from 1992 till 2007 NFL seasons, and having been named as one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the league, Favre has been one of the drivers that led the Packers to its victories. Several of those were when he led the Packers to 7 division championships from 1995-97, 2002-04, and 2007; NFC Championship games from 1995-97, 2007; 1 Super Bowl Championship (Super Bowl XXXI) and more.

But this is not the first time Favre announced his retirement. Just this March, after a loss against the Giants on January 2008, Favre told his quitting. But eventually he requested his return to the team before the start of the last season.

The Packers traded Brett to the Jets prior to the 2008 season. Since then, Brett had shown quite a good performance with the Jets, which even made him selected as the FedEx Air Player of the Week on week four of the 2008 season, where Brett threw 6 touchdowns against the Cardinals. Though on Dec. 29, 2008, the news revealed that Favre has torn biceps tendon on his right shoulder. However, Brett later announced that there’s no need for a major surgery for his injury.
When the season ended, the words of Favre to Jets’ General Manager Mike Tannenbaum may have been a hint, saying “it may be time to look in a different direction,” pertaining about his position being the quarterback of the New York Jets. Until finally, on Feb. 11, 2009, he told the team that he is retiring for good.

Will it be really goodbye for Favre? Or will he changed his mind again? Whatever decision he made or will make later, surely, Brett Favre will live his own legacy in the history of NFL.

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