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Green Bay Veteran Brett Favre Retires

March 04, 2008 12:54 PM
by findingDulcinea Staff
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has declared that after 17 years with the team he is ready to call it a day.

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Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has announced he is retiring after 17 seasons.

Packers General Manager Ted Thompson made the announcement Tuesday morning.

After rumors of retirement circulated following the 2006 season, Favre went on to have one of his best seasons in 2007, according to his Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year profile, overtaking Dan Marino atop the all-time list in touchdown passes.

Favre told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen this week that his decision was based on the “mental wear and tear” of another NFL season, and that he just couldn’t do it again.

Favre, 38, is married and has two daughters.

Headline Link: ‘Favre Retires from Packers’

Background: 2007 Sportsman of the Year and almost a Jet

Reactions: The fans respond

Analysis: Reflecting on a 17-year career

Reference: Favre and his career

Related Topic: Deanna Favre’s memoir

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