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Brett Favre should retire from NFL quarterback. Brett has played in the National Football League since 1991 and he has been playing for the Green Bay Packers since 1992. This means that Favre has been playing played 17 seasons in the NFL. The first team he played on was the Atlanta Falcons, but Atlanta’s coach, Jerry Glanville, did not approve of him and only played him a couple times. Brett’s first pass in a regular season game resulted in an interception returned for a touchdown. Favre only attempted four passes while on the Falcons and completed none of them.
"Let's be honest — Favre is well along the downside of his career. His decision-making and knack for forcing the ball into double or triple coverage has hurt Green Bay." said Adam Schein of Fox Sports. Last season, Favre threw eighteen picks instead of 18 touchdown passes, which is not even close to as bad as the season of 2005, where he threw 29 picks exceeding his career high by four and ranked 31st in the NFL in passing rating. In 1992, Favre threw only 13 picks, three times less than in 2005. In 2005 Green bay had a season record of only four wins and twelve losses.
Brett Favre is on a bad teem building for the future that he will not even be apart of. "It's still a thrill to see him play, just knowing what he represents. But it is also sad to see him now, because he doesn't have the talent around him that allows him to flourish." said Paul Attner. Favre is 37 years old and is risking injury. He has already set many records in the NFL, including, 3 time consecutive MVP, toughest person in America in 2003, most consecutive starts for a quarterback in the NFL. He even lead the Green Bay Packers to win the Super Bowl twice. There is no reason for him to play any longer after setting numerous NFL records and playing longer than most quarterbacks. Attner also said, "None of what we see now hurts his legacy. That's ridiculous. His Hall of Fame credentials are well established, and if he is not a unanimous first-ballot inductee it would be a travesty. But to see great players stay longer than they should feels so wrong."
I do not agree with those who believe that Favre should not retire because of his remarkable playing in the past. The Green Bay Packers are trying to rebuild their franchise again, but its very hard to do that with a 37 year old starting quarterback who know when its time to retire.
i remember the year the packers beat the patriots in the super bowl and i was like goddam, that farve is good. i even bought a farve jersey when i was like 10.