Brett Favre must be feeling a little lonely not having his name come up in most NFL conversations. The former gun-slinging QB has resurfaced in the media eye recently in a number of interviews. His most recent sit down came recently when he and Deon Sanders had a 'heart to heart' on NFL Network's 'No Huddle: Favre and Sanders.'
During the interview, Sanders hit Favre with a number of questions; obviously, about the Green Bay Packers. More specifically, Sanders asked about if any relationship exists now between Favre and the team he gave everything for 16 years.
"Not really. I don't really have one. It'll happen some day.” Favre said. "That day will come. I haven't lost any sleep over it, nor have they. … I wish them well.”
"What I did speaks for itself. What I left behind speaks for itself."
Favre spent 20 golden years in the NFL; we add in that dismal first year in Atlanta to be kind, and walked away from the game as the NFL's all-time winningest quarterback while amassing the most passing yards and TD throws. However, his reputation — other than being the toughest QB to play the game — is one of a man who just couldn't decide when the time was right to walk away.
It was that indecision that led to the breakup between Favre and the Packers after the 2007 season and one that still obviously stings the retired quarterback despite claims otherwise.
"We see it all the time.” Favre said in reference to the Packers sticking with Aaron Rodgers after Favre decided to return to football in 2008. Green Bay then traded him to the New York Jets. “But, you know, I also understand that changes need to be made sometimes in spite of how you play. Because it'd be easy to say, 'We're gonna let this guy go' if you didn't play very well,"
"(But) I had my best year my last year (in Green Bay). A lot has been said about their side, my side — the business part of it is it happens. I'm not upset with that, I really am not."
Despite the small taste of bitterness that leaked through at times during his interview, it's obvious that Favre is trying to publicly mend fences with the city and the organization that gave him the chance to be famous.
"You know what, I don't know what the future holds.” Favre said when asked if a Brett Favre Day is eventually in the offing at Lambeau Field. “And people think I'm crazy, but I don't need to have a day. I don't need to have a retirement, retire your jersey, all that stuff to solidify my career.
"I'm not gonna sit here and say when that time should be, will be, or that I'm waiting by the phone. I wish them well."
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