Retirement Or One More Year?

Posted by cjsiewert on March 5, 2010 – 9:48 am

During last night’s airing of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” Viking QB Brett Favre said that he was only in southern California for one reason.

“We’re out here to see Hannah Montana,” he said to Leno after mentioning that his family was in Hollywood to see the final taping of Disney’s Hannah Montana.  “No offense to you, but Hannah Montana rules.”

On a more significant note, Favre spoke of how great of a season he felt he had in Minnesota and how his greatest accomplishment was winning over the majority of Vikings fans after being hated for his 16 seasons in a Packer uniform.

Despite the studio audience’s chants of “One more year!” Favre seemed more than relaxed to answer questions from Leno regarding his future.  It seems as if he had already gone through this process of “will you or won’t you return?” once or twice before.

Leno even comically presupposed his retirement with the gift of a solid gold watch but Favre offered his ever-so-popular noncommittal response, “But I haven’t made a decision yet.”  This in turn resulted in Leno suggesting his return for one more year with an explosion of confetti and roars from the audience.

All joking aside, this question of retirement or not may not be answered for an indefinite amount of time.

“I know now that I’m just not going to say anything anytime soon, just going to kind of sit back, relax, enjoy the offseason,” Favre said.

This indecisiveness from Favre may be agitating to some Vikings fans but head coach Brad Childress has expressed no concern as to when Favre will make his decision.  Last week at the NFL Scouting Combine, Childress reiterated his stance on letting the Vikings’ QB as much time as he needs to make a decision.

Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman has also shown little distress over giving Favre no timetable to make a decision.

“Brett will make his decision when he makes his decision,” he told reporters last week at the Combine.  “We have stated that we would love to have [Favre] back, but we’ll just keep on going about our normal business and continue building our team as we go through these processes over the next six months and see where we end up.”

Regardless of what Favre ultimately decides to do and when he makes that decision, he had one of his greatest seasons last year as a Viking, passing for 4,202 yards with 33 TDs and a career-low 7 INTs.

You can watch Favre’s appearance on “The Tonight Show” by clicking here.

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10 Responses to “Retirement Or One More Year?”

  1. By Douglas Q on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    I think Favre is just waiting utnil May to make an announcement. I think he’s waiyong to see how the Vikings management is drafting players and moving players around. They’re letting go of Chester Taylor and alot of their key defensive players are injured so he’s trying to see what kind of a defense they are going to have but I do think he’ll make a decision earlier than the [ast years.

  2. By Douglas Q on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply


  3. By kyle walton on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    one big clue is that he said enjoy his “off-season”…possibly refering to the fact that he will not have the time to relax come the 2010 season

  4. By Robin S. on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Brett looked great last night on the Tonight Show. I think he wanted people to see that he is fine after his body was beat up. He seems very happy and relaxed and I think he will definitely be back. I can’t see him not playing again when he played so well, got so close to the Super Bowl and is loved so much by his fans and his team. I am very disappointed they got rid of Chester Taylor. He is a great player and never fumbles. The bears took Taylor and Peppers. I hope we get someone great to replace Chester. It was great seeing Brett again. I can hardly wait for football season to start! Love you Brett and all of the Vikings.

  5. By Pete on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Great spoof by Leno, fooled alot of people. A Vikings’ fan for over 34 yrs, I’m patient…I am honored that Brett chose to play for the Vikings; as one of the greatest to play the game, it was so awesome to watch our team have a season, such as the one last year. We haven’t had a great quarterbak in years, and to watch Brett take the team up and down the field was heart warming. I believe Brett will be back for next season and I know next year we will be strong contenders for the Super Bowl. To the crying fans of the Cowboys, you will never be America’s team again! Call us when you get a real team. GO VIKINGS!

  6. By Paul on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    I guess I believe Brett knows already, and the Vikings know already if he’ll be back. What a great season last year. Don’t worry about who made the big splash on day 1. Last year the Bears signed Cutler and Pace, and a lot of people thought they were a lock for NFC North champs. Think of all the so called negative experts who thought Brett would ruin the Vikings. ESPN should fire Adam Schefter, he had two inflamatory stories about the Vikings that ESPN reporter Rachel Nichols had to later report as untrue. It’s amazing when someone actually goes to Winter Park how the story changes. I’m speaking of the “Schizm” story and the “Chilly vs. Favre” story. The Vikes I feel are making the most sound decisions the franchise has ever made, they are nearing the end of a window of opportunity, and now more than ever need to make the right call, not just the big name.

  7. By TW VIKE on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    Bring Moss home & Brett will come !

  8. By vikingsfan1955 on Mar 6, 2010 | Reply

    Brett will be back because he knows all he had to do was go down and a field goal would send us to the superbowl.He had a graet yr and so did rice and we all know if the same team comes back we will be one of the favorates and the chemistry needed to win is there.Brett would be better believe that and with jones or westbrook we will still be strong at rb

  9. By SJ McKinley on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    Brett is not being indecisive. He is on the team roster and has given no indication he wants his name off. Everyone else makes more of it than they should. he needs to see how his ankly heals from that hit by the Saints who got fined $20,000, but the lack of a penalty cost us a first down and and INT.

    Unless he mentions having his name off the active roster there is no reason to be so concerned about what he wll do.

  10. By Bruce on Mar 7, 2010 | Reply

    Please improve the O-line this year. If it takes drafting the best Tackle available or getting a better O-line coach, FIX IT!

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