Brett Favre Could Play in the NFL Today

    September 24, 2013
    Emily Greene
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Could Brett Favre come out of retirement, again?

Don’t get too excited Favre fans, or too upset if you’re a hater. The former NFL quarterback isn’t making another comeback, but his agent thinks he could play if he wanted to.

Bus Cook, Favre’s agent, was in Mobile, Alabama Monday night as a guest speaker at the New Horizons Credit Union-1st & 10 Club meeting. He told those in attendance, “Today, he could play today. I saw him the other day. He’s in the best shape I’ve ever seen him in, physically. His arms look like a blacksmith’s arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He’s coaching at the high school and they’re undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.”

Sounds like somebody has a crush on Favre.

Cook’s love and adoration for Favre doesn’t stop at his physical prowess either. “It was never about money with that guy. It was never about records. The one record he was most proud of was that consecutive starts. He said, ‘Because that tells everybody that I gave the man a day’s work for a day’s play and I got up and I went to work every day of my life.’…He’s just a super guy, he really is.”

On Twitter, some people are hoping this is just an observation by Cook, and not the hint of a comeback for the 43-year-old Favre.

While others wouldn’t mind seeing Favre throw the pigskin around professionally once more.

Favre first retired from the NFL as a Green Bay Packer in 2008. After a comeback with the New York Jets, and then the Minnesota Vikings, Favre retired again in 2011.

You can relive Favre crying through his first retirement in the video below.

Image via YouTube.

  • Reality

    Favre could walk into a camp today and be a good QB. Absolutely no doubt in my mind. Experience does matter and honestly, athletic ability does not necessarily fall off dramatically. What falls off is desire and acclimation to game speed. (In sports, after playing thousands upon thousands of hours, you just lose the desire to do it. Once you get out of a game for a while, you forget the game speed. Game speed matters.) Don’t get me wrong — it would take effort — but he could do it.

    In this day and age, being 43 is like being 33. I have been an athlete my whole life and I have seen 43 year olds consistently beat 20 year olds at sports. The craziest thing I ever saw was a 65 year old basketball coach beat a bunch of teenagers at basketball. The teenagers weren’t taking it easy on him either.

    Look at Peyton Manning, he is 37 and he is far and away the best QB in the league. If you saw him on Monday night, you realize that he is just at a totally different level. Maybe Brees, Rodgers, and Brady could match him. All the rest of the QBs are not even close. When Jordan played in his 40s, he still put up better numbers than 80 percent of the league.

    If I was Favre though, I would stay retired. There is no point to coming back. He is already a shoe in for the Hall of Fame and won a Super Bowl.

    • Jim

      If Brett is as fit as all that, and if he chose to, he should be given the chance for a faceoff in a quarterback fitness routine. Imagine him outperforming a first string QB. From there, the sky would be the limit. Even on a bad day, Brett would give us the Wow factor. even when he threw Int.

      • http://www,randbstation.com mike

        Dream on. Favre is going to make a fool out of himself, and probably get hurt in the process. Let the new generation play!

        • Richie Roy

          No he won’t….he won’t get hit! That’s the problem! Oh my you can’t him a QB below
          the waist….oh no please don’t hit me in the head another penalty..He could stand
          back there and tear this flag football league apart…did you see the Bronco-Dallas
          game? The defensive lines had no chance this game isn’t even close to when he
          was in his prime and they could smack the snot out of the QB. I don’t like the guy
          but I tell you if his arm is 75% of what it was he’d be effective.

  • Jimmy

    I am sure he could come back and throw as many INTs as he did his last few years playing. He was washed up a long time ago and his ego is unrelenting. Seriously, screw this guy. Enough already!

    • Roy Grider

      For a non-playing twerp you have a mouth on you. If what his agent says is true, he could play. Obviously, you don’t like the guy. That’s fine. But give the guy his due. He’s set a lot of records. Give it a rest. Better yet, maybe Favre will let you carry and smell his jockstrap.

      • http://www,randbstation.com mike

        The truth is that its better for him to stay out then come back and end his playing days like so many others as a washed up old man. It has nothing to do with likening him.
        He’s no George Blanda! And I doubt George if you even know who George Blanda was. Your wet behind the ears!

    • Chris

      His first year with the Vikings was terrific. If the Saints hadn’t played dirty, I believe the Vikings would have finally won the Super Bowl and Favre would have went out on a high note. Instead, we got that cheap shot that basically ended his career and Favre trying to gut it out behind an O-line that did everything but protect him the next year. He turned that team around. That can’t get by with just a beast of a RB and they’re proving that.

    • http://www,randbstation.com mike

      Brett Favre is washed up. I’m sick of seeing his big crocodile tears when he gives his retirement speeches’, The old man is going to get hurt. Turn him out to pasture!

    • Richie Roy

      He’d rip this new flag football league to shreds! They’re not playing football anymore the QB isn’t
      allowed to even get his shoes dirty! Your partially right he’d throw 20 TDs and 20 picks with the
      5 absolute crap teams out there I’d take that anyway!

  • nick

    get ponder out. Put Brett back in. also bring Bud Grant back.

  • http://facebook Cory

    Bret Farve played in 200 straight games in his NFL career and doing just fine. That proves that the game could can be real safe. If farve played in this soft league he would set a record every game.