Brett Favre has reportedly decided to retire from football for the third time. 40-year-old Favre has allegedly decided to call it quits this time due to a slow recovery from surgery on his left ankle earlier this year.
Favre did not report to training camp for the Minnesota Vikings when it opened on Friday. Still, not everyone is ready to accept Favre’s reported retirement considering he’s already tried it twice before.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan, who will be going up against the Vikings in November, told the Washington Post “I’ll have to see it before I believe it.”
Football star Brett Favre could become the first grandfather in history to play in the NFL if he returns to the field in 2010. The 41-year-old quarterback’s daughter, Brittany Favre, reportedly has a bun in the oven and is expected to give birth to her first child soon – if she hasn’t already.
Although Brett Favre has not yet announced whether or not he will return for a 20th season, if he did it would make him the first grandfather in history to play in the NFL – at least as far as we know.
The news of Brittany Favre’s baby on the way surfaced in a tweet from ESPN Milwaukee journalist Jason Wilde. Larry Fitzgerald Sr. also reported the news of the impending birth in the Minnesota Spokesman-Recorder.
USA Today reports that Brittany Favre has already given birth to a son and says the news was confirmed to ESPN by Brett Favre himself. We haven’t actually seen an official announcement Favre is a granddaddy yet, but we’re sure it won’t be long now.
Congrats to Brittany and Brett on the new addition to the family!