Let's hope this is the last time Brett Favre leads any team onto Lambeau Field. Raymond T. Rivard photograph

Let's hope Favre is smarter than Brandt

Gil Brandt’s most recent posting about whether or not Brett Favre might come back to play in the NFL is pure folly.
Though Brandt couches his thoughts about Favre’s return in the fact that there has been interest in Favre tutoring Cam Newton and possibly being a backup, it’s not realistic to think that Favre would come back.
My hope is that Favre is smarter than Brandt.
Father Time has caught up with Favre and I firmly believe he understands that fact.
Even if there is a team out there who might consider Favre, the cost to pay him to sit on the bench or to serve in some kind of tutorial role just doesn’t make sense – for any team, including the Vikings, who may consider bringing Favre back to help rookie Christian Ponder.
So, no matter what Gil Brandt may know, I just can’t imagine Favre suiting up for another team.
If the old saying “you play as long as you can and then play two more years” is true, then Favre has had his run. He played as long as he could with the Packers and Jets and had his final two years with the Vikings.
After the brutal season he suffered through last year, I can’t imagine Favre wanting to go through something like that again.
And considering that hit he took last year against the Bears and the sight of him lying faced down and motionless was something all Brett Favre fans have dreaded for 20 years. We want to see the gray-haired gunslinger slink off into the Mississippi sunset only to emerge in five years to accept his place in the Professional Football Hall of Fame and his place on the ring of honor at Lambeau Field.
You might also want to consider comments made just this week by Ryan Longwell – he said he talks weekly with Favre and he has gotten no indications from the longtime QB that he is itching to come back. Longwell said that Favre is happy and that his family is happy with his decision to stay retired.
I guess the next couple weeks will decide just how serious Favre is about staying away from the NFL.
My hope is that the NFL Network will have the opportunity to put away those “Favre watch” graphics and that we can finally put closure to his career – once and for all.

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