NFL: Brett Favre officially files retirement papers
Brett Favre holds the record for regular season game consecutive starts.
January 17th, 2011
01:06 PM ET

NFL: Brett Favre officially files retirement papers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre “officially filed his retirement papers with the NFL," the league confirmed on Monday.

Favre is known for his on-again-off-again relationship - with the NFL.

In 2008 he retired from the game after his longtime status as the go-to man in Green Bay. He made his second retirement announcement again in 2009 after playing with the Jets. But he returned again with the Vikings.

If he really does retire this time, he will go with a record 297 regular season game consecutive starts and an unbelievable career.

"I know it's time, and that's OK. It is," Favre said after his final game. "Again, I hold no regrets, and I can't think of too many players offhand that can walk away and say that. Individually and from a team standpoint, it was way more than I ever dreamed of."

Where is Brett Favre's place in sports history?

soundoff (63 Responses)
  1. Magic8BallSez

    Signs point to yes.

    January 18, 2011 at 5:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. t o

    He really 'HAS' to retire now since there won't be a season this next year. The owners will lock out the players on March 4th and negotiations will be drawn out.

    January 18, 2011 at 7:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Finally

    Hopefully if his wife has any brains, she'll file the Divorce papers before him.

    January 18, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  4. kyjurisdoctor

    Here we go again, but really should anyone care?

    January 18, 2011 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    Bah, whatever. No one is going to believe him. I wonder who he will play for next, the Detroit Lions? LOL

    January 18, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  6. COL. BAT GUANO

    Brett FARVE, thanks for sharing your wiener with the world. May we never see your ugly mug again or hear your horrible falsely-spelled name spoken.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bill Falfa

    This guy was one of the worst football players in the history of the sport. He could learn a few things from high school players.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bill Falfa

    This guy was one of the worst football players in the history of the sport. He's never taken one snap that wasn't staged. And I'm beginning to have my doubts as to whether the REAL Brett Favre even set foot on the field.

    January 18, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dareion Asch

    @Bill Falfa, "One of the worst football players in the history of the sport" are you high? That has to be one of the most moronic, unintelligent statements I've ever read. Regardless on how people feel about him personally, no one in their right mind would EVER say the WORST IN THE HISTORY OF THE SPORT!! Jesus, some of you people on this board must be crackheads or something...

    January 24, 2011 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Leif

    Don't retire FAVRE... come to the Lions for a one year 15 million dollar contract and lets pound the packers.... AGAIN...

    February 6, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  11. i rock

    The 2011 season is going to be cancelled anyway so he wont be the only one retiring

    April 20, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
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