|Brett Favre is not coming back. For real. (Getty Images)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
It took a few years, but it finally appears that Brett Favre is officially retired. Sure, there were reports at various points this offseason (and well into the preseason) to the contrary, but Favre's agent, Bus Cook, told ESPN's Adam Schefter that not a single team inquired about his client at any point this summer.
"I haven't heard from anybody saying, 'We'd like to talk to you about Brett,' " Cook said. "There have been rumors about Philadelphia, Miami, Indianapolis. But we have not had any calls."
Which must be a relief for Favre, who spent previous offseasons planning his unretirement press conference to coincide with the end of training camp but now sounds like a man happy trade in bone-crushing hits for wrangler jeans and impromptu pick-up games.
In June, Favre said “I can still throw the ball as well as I ever have. No question about that,” before adding “I don’t want to put my body through that anymore. I’ve been beat up enough.” A month later, Cook reiterated those sentiments, saying that Favre is "retired, period."
And while Favre's playing career may be over, he may not be done with football. Like many former players and coaches, there's always television. "He'd be real good at it, and people would tune in to watch him," Cook said. "But I'm not sure that he wants to be away from home all those days."
As for what's on Sunday's docket? "He's not one to sit around and watch TV -- I don't think he'll be sitting around watching ballgames all day," Cook said. "He may catch a replay here or there." Translation: he'll be fishing. Which is great news for those of us burned out on the weekly "Favre's coming back?!" speculation.
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