Green bay, Wis. (AP) Saying he's “tired mentally,” legendary Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre is retiring after 17 NFL seasons.
Favre leaves as one of the game's most celebrated signal callers. During this past season he set several league records, including most touchdown passes. After a dismal season in 2006,
Favre and the packers rebounded to a 13-and-3 record in 2007. They lost to the eventual NFL champion New York Giants in the NFC title game.
During the recently concluded season, Favre extended his quarterback-record streak of consecutive regular-season starts to 253 games. Add in the playoffs and Favre's streak stands at 275 games. He retires with 61,655 yards passing and 442 touchdowns.
Favre is considered a first-ballot shoo-in at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, when he's eligible in five years.
Favre's agent, bus cook, says nobody pushed the 38-year-old Favre into retiring. But the agent adds, “nobody encouraged him not to go out that door, either.”
With Favre gone, Aaron Rodgers is the nominal number-one in the Packers' wide-open QB picture. He's entering his fifth NFL season out of cal but has little NFL experience. Rodgers has thrown one td pass among his 35 completions