Brett Favre has announced his retirement from professional football after 18 seasons. After a swarm of attention last year after retiring then having a change of heart just as training camp began the Green Bay Packers traded Favre to the New York Jets.
Favre is one of those gritty, stubborn, good ol’ boys who played the game his way- tough and 110%. He didn’t always say the right thing or look pretty playing the game but more often than not he got the job done by way of sheer willpower.
He leaves professional football having created some memorable moments for fans and though his shoes as a quarterback may be filled, don’t look for his place as a unique and honorable character within his sport to be filled anytime soon.
The NFL won’t be as compelling, exciting or as entertaining without him