The Jets made the “official” move on Tuesday to release quarterback Brett Favre, which basically means that he’s free to go and play anywhere. But just in case you had a crazy idea that he might come to a team near you, forget it. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, told ESPN that his client is retired for good, and is enjoying the retired life at home.
“He’s retired, he doesn’t have any desire to come back, and that’s the way it is with Brett,” Cook told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. “He’s mowing his grass. He’s working on his farm. He enjoys that stuff.” As far as Favre asking for and getting his release from the Jets? “Brett wants to retire as a Packer and that’s just part of it,” Cook said.
You would think that all parties involved in Packer land would get over any ill will towards Favre and retire his jersey sometime in 2009, but as of right now, there’s no word on if that will happen. Likely the Pack will wait a year to make sure that Favre does not try and pull off some crazy comeback, and will do it in 2010.