Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting, and Buzz Cook, Favre's agent has confirmed, that Brett Favre has told Packer's Head Coach Mike McCarthy he is retiring. Favre is apparently upset that the Pack was unable to get Randy Moss, and this decision was, in no doubt, affected by Green Bay's lack-luster attempt to obtain Moss, this year or last off-season.
This is typical Brett Favre. Selfish. Yea, he'll go down with all those records, but I'll remember Favre's last pass, an interception, and his "I am taking my ball and going home" attitude he is expressing in quitting now.
At least Packers fans can take heart that Favre can not hold the franchise hostage.
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But his agent, James (Bus) Cook, told the Journal Sentinel this morning that he believes Favre wants to play another year and didn't get the sense that the Packers wanted him back all that badly.
"It's my opinion," Cook said of the Packers' lack of interest. "I know he wants to play one more year. I do not know much conversation there was (between Favre and the Packers) and I don't think anyone forced him to make that decision. But I don't know that anyone tried to talk him out of it."
Cook said that Favre feels physically and mentally capable of playing at least one more year.
"I think he wanted to play," Cook said. " I think he's still got it. He knows he's still got it. I think he felt he could play one more year. I don't know if they told him they really wanted him to play. That's just the feeling I got."
Cook was asked whether he thought Favre could be talked into returning: "I don't know," he said.
McCarthy said recently that he and general manager Ted Thompson sat down during the bye week of the playoffs and evaluated tape of Favre to determine whether he could still play. McCarthy said that they came to the conclusion that he was still able to play the game at a high level.
During the off-season, there were reports that Thompson had not done much to encourage Favre to return and that Favre's feeling was that the Packers weren't fired up about bringing him back. After reports surfaced of Favre's uneasiness about Thompson's lack of communication, Thompson told reporters at the combine that he called Favre to talk about the future.