No one will ever mistake Brett Favre for a man who lacks confidence — even in his “older age.”
The ex-Green Bay Packers quarterback is in the process of burying the hatchet with his former team, and the latest step will come this week when Favre is featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. He’s being profiled in the magazine’s “Where Are They Now?” issue, in which he wears a Packers jersey — the first time he has donned the green and gold since the 2007 season.
Favre and the Packers went through a messy divorce, spurred by the quarterback’s wishy-washy disposition about his future. His on-again, off-again retirement made him the butt of many jokes, but it should come as no surprise that Favre actually believes he still could hack it in the NFL.
“I think I could play,” Favre told SI. “As far as throwing. Of course, we’re not trying to start some he’s-coming-out-of-retirement deal.
“Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn’t throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway.”
And here’s a look at the Old Gunslinger on the cover of this week’s SI.
Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 30, 2015
Favre’s ongoing reconciliation with the Packers will continue Thanksgiving night when his number is retired at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.
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