Brett Favre
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Brett Favre

Feb 11, 2009
For the second time in as many years Brett Favre has announced his retirement from the NFL. The 39-year-old quarterback called the New York Jets on Wednesday morning to say he's retiring after 18 seasons, ending a record-setting career in which he became one of the NFL's all-time greats. "It's time to leave," Favre said in a conference call with media members on Wednesday afternoon. "The downside of this sport, unlike other professions, is that you can't do it forever." Favre has filed his official retirement papers with the league, confirms NFL Network's Adam Schefter. Filing those papers is something Favre never did after his 2008 retirement announcement. Because the Jets did not make the playoffs in 2008, the Packers will receive the Jets third round selection in the 2009 NFL draft to be held April 25th & 26th at Radio City Music Hall. If this is infact Favre's retirement, the Jets will receive the Packers 2010 seventh round selection to complete the deal.

August 7, 2008
There's no joy in Mudville, aka Green Bay, WI, as Brett Favre has been traded to the NY Jets. July was a very tumultuous month for Brett & the Packers management. Brett wanted to return from the reserve/retired list but the Packers said they had "moved on" due to Favre's retirement. No matter where he goes, he will always be remembered as the QB who returned the title to Titletown, USA.

According to's Adam Schefter, The Packers traded the future Hall of Fame quarterback to the New York Jets for a conditional fourth-round draft pick in 2009. The draft pick traded for Favre turns into a third-round selection if he plays in 50 percent of the plays this season, a second-rounder if he plays in 70 percent of the plays and the Jets qualify for the playoffs, and a first-round pick if he plays in 80 percent of the plays and the Jets make it to the Super Bowl.

Schefter reports if Favre were to retire after the first year and the Packers got the Jets' first-round pick, then the Packers would send the Jets a fifth-round pick in 2010. If the Packers get the Jets' second-round pick, the Jets would get back the Packers' sixth-round pick in 2010. If the Packers get the Jets' third-round pick, the Jets would get back the Packers' seventh-round pick in 2010. Additionally, in the scenario in which the Packers would get the Jets' first-round pick, Favre must play in at least 50 percent of one playoff game for Green Bay to get that compensation.

Schefter also reports that the Packers took great pains to ensure Favre would not be traded to the Vikings -- or any other NFC North team -- by inserting a "poison pill" in the deal. If Favre were to be traded to any team in the Packers' division, the Jets would have to surrender three first-round picks to Green Bay. The trade also includes provisions preventing a trade to another team if that new team were to trade him to the NFC North.

March 6, 2008
If you live in Wisconsin and are lucky enough not have experienced the pain of a death in the family, that all changed on March 6, 2008, with the words, "I am officially retiring from the NFL and the Green Bay Packers". Yes, that's a bit of an overstatement, but not much, not much at all.

The story broke on a day that was fitting for number 4; the 4th day of March. With a simple voicemail to ESPN reporter Chris Mortenson, Favre said "I'm just mentally tired".

In the 16 years that Brett Favre was "the man" in Green Bay, he became "one of us", and Brett knew that. "When I cried, they cried. When I cheered, they cheered. When I threw an interception, well, you know. But it was a perfect fit for me." said Favre during his retirement press conference.

It was a perfect fit for us as well Brett, and that you can take to the bank. OK, so we cussed when he threw all 288 interceptions. God will forgive our transgressions. But we beamed with pride at all 442 TD passes. We gloated over all three MVPs, and we taught the world "whazzzup" when we showed up enmass to welcome our Pack back to GB after Super Bowl XXXI.

Bob McGinn, a writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, posted the following after learning of Favre's retirement :

"After Holmgren left for Seattle, he opened the 2000 season in Miami against a team coached by Dave Wannstedt, who had gone 1-11 against the Packers as coach of the Chicago Bears. "We beat them, 23-0, intercepted them six times," Wannstedt told the Chicago Tribune last year. "Mike is shaking my hand after the game, and he says, 'God, those plays didn't look the same as they did when Brett was running them, did they?"

No, they didn't, just like the Packers will never be the same without him.

Driven largely by fear of failure, Favre will end up in the Professional Football Hall of Fame when the five-year waiting period expires. In his slightly pigeon-toed fashion, he will walk to the podium that day in Canton and there won't be a dry eye left in Wisconsin.

Brett Favre gave everything that he possibly could give to the Green Bay Packers. He was one of a kind. He will never be forgotten."

No disrespect is meant to the QBs to come. But they just ain't Brett.   Aaron Rodgers is up first. The old saying goes, "you don't want to follow a legend. You want to follow the guy who follows the legend". Well, here's hoping that trend is broken. Go kick some butt Aaron, & as always, GO PACK!

  Brett on

Jeff Babcock © 2008 Jeff Babcock