Brett Favre, quarterback, has had a successful 20-year career with the NFL, but has toyed with the idea of retirement for a long time. Now, he has turned down an offer from the St. Louis Rams, indicating that he may be officially done. Sportscenter released Favre’s official statement about the offer: “It’s flattering, but you know there’s no way I’m going to that.”
Lindsay Jones of USA Today reported that Favre recently stated he will not play again. “I am [in shape], but I am no way considering playing,” Favre said. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, even commented that the player is in great shape, and could definitely return to the field if he wanted. “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,” Cook said.