NFL: Favre done with football, not sure what’s next
HATTIESBURG, Miss. ó Brett Favre says while his playing days are definitely over, he hasnít decided what heís going to do with himself in the coming years.
The three-time NFL Most Valuable Player hosted the ěBrett Favre 7 on 7 at The Rockî football camp on the campus of Southern Miss, his alma mater, on Tuesday. He mingled with players and coaches in the nearly 100-degree heat, and occasionally squads would gather around the 41-year-old for a pep talk.
ěIím just one of the guys,î Favre said. ěAnd I enjoy it that way. If anything, thatís what I want these kids to take away from this.î
The 24-team camp for high school players was used to raise money for the quarterbackís ěFavre 4 Hope Foundationî and his ěUSM Brett Favre Scholarshipî endowment.
Favre says he likes dealing with young players, citing their willingness to learn, but didnít want to be tied down by a full-time coaching commitment. He says he has enjoyed staying around Southern Miss but has ěno plans right now and weíll see where that takes me.î
Favre has made occasional appearances in his home state during the spring, including throwing out the first pitch before a game during the Conference USA baseball tournament in Pearl.
The quarterback has famously flip-flopped about his playing future in the past, retiring with the Green Bay Packers in 2008 and the New York Jets in 2009 before deciding to play again. This time, it appears heís content to be a bystander.
ěItís been a long time since I watched a high school football game, or a college game for that matter,î Favre said. ěI kind of look forward to it.î
Favre played last season with the Minnesota Vikings, but his 20th year in the league was remembered more for injuries and off-the-field turmoil than results on the field. He threw just 11 touchdowns compared to 19 interceptions and his 69.9 quarterback rating was the lowest of his career.
He also was hounded with allegations that he sent lewd photos and messages to a game-day hostess when both worked for the Jets in 2008, and was fined $50,000 by the NFL for failing to cooperate with the investigation.
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