Brett Favre’s agent says he could still play in the NFL today. What the…?
Thankfully this is only an observation on the part of Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, it doesn’t really mean that the former Green Bay Packers quarterback is ready to make a comeback.
But…if, and that’s a big if, he wanted to, Favre could still play in today’s NFL according to Cook who says he recently saw the 44-year-old.
During a speech in Mobile, Alabama on Monday night Cook got a few feathers ruffled with comments about his client’s a possible return to the playing field.
Today, he could play today. I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically. His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school, and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent, and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.
Bret Favre announced his retirement from the NFL in March of 2008, but by July of the same year there were reports that he was in talks to return to the Packers.
However, by that time, the current quarterback, Aaron Rodgers had taken over the reins of the offense for Green Bay and there was nowhere for Favre to go. He refused to play back-up.
On July 28, 2008 Commissioner Roger Goddell officially reinstated him, but the relationship with his team was troubled and both parties decided to part ways.
Favre played one season for the New York Jets. Later on he was hired by the Green Bay Packers arch rivals, the Minnesota Vikings, for which he played from 2009 to 2010.
Brett Favre had a stellar career, and holds many records which stand to this day, but he is not returning to the NFL anytime soon, or ever.