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Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

Posted on: September 11, 2011 11:57 am
 
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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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:06 am
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre




Since: Nov 19, 2011
Posted on: December 25, 2011 10:07 am
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

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Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 5:44 pm
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

Which is great news for those of us burned out on the weekly "Favre's coming back?!" speculation.
If you're so burned out, quit speculating - better yet, quit writing stories about it. Brett Favre is far from a saint, but a lot of the criticism he's gotten is from stories exactly like this one. Unless I missed it, it's been a while since I saw him in a press conference, so I'm not sure what "weekly" calendar your planet goes by. And Bus Cook is an agent, it's how he makes money, by drawing attention, so try again.

Favre was a great QB, loved to play the game and like most all other premier athletes, liked a little attention. Wink I'm glad I've been an adult sports fan for most of his career to witness what he has done. Give the man credit where credit is due. His record of consecutive games played in the NFL (assuming Roger Goodell doesn't actually turn the NFL into flag football) will never be broken, especially not a QB. How many of us can say we haven't missed work or school for that amount of time, or have to worry about some guy trying to knock our head off.

FWIW, I'm not a Packers Jets or Vikings fan, nor am I a Brett Favre homer, just a fan of football.

My .02 cents, keep the change.

Cool



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 5:31 pm
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

Dear Media:
Please stop trying to keep this story - and this man's career - alive. Signed, Everybody.



Since: Feb 5, 2011
Posted on: September 11, 2011 4:11 pm
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

WinkGood for you!!  I am so sick of Diva Favre. Get on your tractor and ride!  Don't forget your cell.



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 3:49 pm
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

 "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
If the press was so "burned out" on the 'weekly speculation' then why did all the sports shows, sites, analysis and update reporting eat it up so voraciously? Me thinks thou doest protest too much. The fact is they loved it all as they believed it made for viewership and dollars. As for me? I wouldn't mind going fishing with Brett, I know I'd learn a lot about fishing.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: September 11, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Agent says no NFL teams contacted Brett Favre

"Which must be a relief for Favre"

No - this is a relief for us, the fans.  Ride into the sunset Brett - have no desire to see or hear from you again.  You and Clemens should hook and go fishing. 


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