"Today, he could play today,'' said Bus Cook, the storied quarterback's agent. "I saw him the other day. He's in the best shape I've ever seen him in, physically."
Cook waxed poetic about what Favre's physical condition.
"His arms look like a blacksmith's arms," Cook said. "He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He's coaching at the high school and they're undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.''
Cook said that for his client, "it was never about records," but with one exception.
"The one record he was most proud of was that consecutive starts," Cook recalled. "He said, 'Because that tells everybody that I gave the man a day's work for a day's play and I got up and I went to work every day of my life.'"
Favre retired for good after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, a season with the New York Jets and two with the Minnesota Vikings. He works as the offensive coordinator for the football team at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss.