After 17 seasons, and hundreds of great NFL Films moments, Brett Favre has decided not to return to the NFL next year. This announcement has been long-anticipated, and would have been a foregone conclusion if not for his renaissance last season. Rather than rehash his great career, which I'm sure everyone else can do quite capably, I'd rather add an angle to the story.
Is it possible Brett Favre was waiting to see what Randy Moss was going to do in New England? Prior to last season, Favre was very vocal about wanting to play with Moss. No doubt, Favre had seen first hand what a motivated Randy Moss could do when Favre was in his House of Horrors phase in the Metrodome. I find it curious that he announced his retirement the day after Randy re-upped in New England.
Other news sources are sharing my suspicion. Apparently Brett Favre talked to Randy Moss late last week. Chris Mortensen is reporting that Favre committed to Moss that he would play more if Moss came to Green Bay. When Moss made his decision, it seems, so did Favre.
No matter what the case may be, I wish Brett Favre luck in his second life. I hope to see him on television in the future, whether in Bassmasters or an analyst position.