Brett Favre says it's time for him to call it a career.
Favre said he was finished after sitting out Minnesota's season-ending loss to Detroit with a concussion. He missed three of his final four games because of injury after starting an NFL record 297 straight games.
"It's been a wonderful experience for me," Favre said after watching the Vikings lose 20-13 to finish in last place in the NFC North. "This year did not work out the way we would have hoped, but that's football. I don't regret coming back. I enjoyed my experience here."
I think this is really it. If Leslie Frazier really is the new head coach now, I don't see him catering to Favre's ego in the offseason the way Chilly did.
Had he retired last year, he could have gone out on one of the best years of his career (ending in an interception, but one of his best years, nonetheless). Instead, he just HAD to give it one more go and now he goes out with his face buried on an icy field in the middle of the University of Minnesota during a game that meant nothing. It's the most fitting way for this egomaniac to go out and I hope he goes away and STAYS away for a long, long time.
Unless, of course, he changes his mind yet again, in which case I'm officially boycotting ESPN for the duration of that story.
"This is the worst kind of discrimination - the kind against me!"
The last link to the Titans' 1999 AFC championship squad (and the Packers' '96 and '97 Super Bowl teams besides He Who Shall Not Be Named) is hanging up the cleats. After 17 years, punter Craig Hentrich bids the NFL goodbye.