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We all know about the Favre controversy from last off season that went well into the summer. It is also the reason that Brett ended up in New York instead of Green Bay where he should have stayed. The difference between this year's retirement and last season's, is now Favre is retiring on his own accord.
Brett Favre looked like he made the right choice making the move to becoming a New York Jet earlier this year. At one point in late October the Jets were in first place in their division and some were even talking Super Bowl. However, a bicep injury would cause Favre to lose that trademark rocket arm. As a result, he was relegated to being a normal quarterback and as a result the Jets limped down the stretch and missed the playoffs.
Another factor aiding in the Favre retirement has to be getting thrown under the bus by his teammates. Thomas Jones among others went on the radio in January and blasted Favre as the reason the Jets failed to make the playoffs. This is something Brett Favre is not used to. When he was a Green Bay Packer, Brett was untouchable, not so much the case in New York.
While many may be skeptical of this retirement, you can probably safely bet that Mr. Favre will not return to football again. Last season was his farewell, and the game will miss Brett Favre.