Favre to Return in 2008
It appears that Brett Favre’s final NFL pass will not be the interception that ultimately cost Green Bay a trip to the Super Bowl in the NFC championship game loss to the Giants. The 17-year veteran announced Tuesday that he is making his return to the Packers in 2008.
This announcement comes a day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that the Packers will host the Vikings as a part of the season opening Monday Night Football doubleheader on September 8.
“After thinking it over while sitting on my lawnmower and talking with my family over the weekend, things just didn’t add up to me,” Favre said in a release through the team.
“The way last season ended against New York left a bitter taste in my mouth and I think this team can get back to that point.
While it’s no secret that the weekly grind was a part of decision weeks ago, Mike (McCarthy) and Ted (Thompson) have given me every assurance that they’ll put the best team possible on the field so we can possibly get back to the title game and hopefully the Super Bowl in Tampa.”
While this is great news for Packers’ fans worldwide, it perhaps will be a bitter pill for Aaron Rodgers. The former Cal quarterback was slated to take the reins from Favre, after his retirement announcement on March 4.
“A part of me is disappointed because I was starting to mentally prepare myself to be this team’s starter, but Brett has the right to change his mind and I fully support his decision,” Rodgers said while taking a break from a workout in Arizona.
The three-time MVP plans to address the media in a press conference in Green Bay on Thursday to further explain his return.