It all comes down to physically how I feel, and that could change based on arthroscopic surgery, but I'm not willing to do that or take that chance, and that's why I'm retiringReport: Favre to meet Vikings this week May 05, 2009
Nothing has changed. At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to footballJets release Favre, who remains retired Apr 29, 2009
This year was a gamble, a risk, whatever you want to call it. It's been good and bad times as far as our season has gone, but I'm glad I cameFavre to discuss uncertain Jets future Dec 25, 2008
I've given everything I possibly could give to this organization. I don't think I've got anything left to giveEmotional Favre says 'it's over' Mar 06, 2008
I think there are times I see things that maybe I feel like we could get to or a change that maybe at the line of scrimmage I could get toReport: Favre, Childress tiff unsettled Dec 24, 2009
Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced /ˈfɑrv/; born October 10, 1969) is a former American football quarterback who spent the majority of his career with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He was a 20-year veteran of the NFL, having played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons (1991), Green Bay Packers (1992–2007), New York Jets (2008) and Minnesota Vikings (2009–2010). Favre is the only quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 70,000 yards, over 500 touchdowns, over 300 interceptions, and over 10,000 pass attempts. He officially retired on January 17, 2011.
Favre started at the quarterback position for the University of Southern Mississippi for four years before being selected in the second round of the 1991 NFL Draft by Atlanta (33rd overall). He was traded to Green Bay on February 10, 1992, for the 19th pick in the 1992 NFL Draft.
Favre became the Packers' starting quarterback in the fourth game of the 1992 season, and started every game through the 2007 season. He was traded to the New York Jets and started at quarterback for the 2008 season before signing with the Vikings on August 18, 2009 as their starting quarterback. He made an NFL record 297 consecutive starts (321 including playoffs).