For the third straight season, Brett Favre says he will retire

August 3rd, 2010 - 11:57 pm ICT by BNO News  

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (BNO NEWS) — Quarterback Brett Favre is saying he does not plan on returning to the Minnesota Vikings this upcoming season, and retire after a 19-year career, local media said Tuesday.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune is reporting that Favre, 40, is beginning his off-season tradition of retiring. For the third straight season, the future Hall-of-Famer is announcing his retirement, but NFL fans everywhere will probably wait a second or even third announcement, as in the past two seasons in which Favre played for the New York Jets and the Vikings, respectively, despite saying he would retire.

Favre turns 41 in October, but fans were still expecting him to return for his 20th season since he had one of his best seasons in 2009. He led the Vikings to a NFC title with a 12-4 record, throwing for 4,202 yards, 33 touchdowns, and a career-low 7 interceptions.

Favre has been dealing with an injury on his left ankle, undergoing surgery in late May. Even though he had reportedly been waiting to make his announcement to see how his recovery played out, fans seemed to think he was just buying more time.

The charismatic quarterback has played most of his career with the Green Bay Packers, winning Super Bowl XXXI with them. Favre played his first year with the Atlanta Falcons before moving to Green Bay, New York, and finally Minnesota.

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