Sports in the real world

Kyle Nodarse

BRETT FAVRE QUITS! Ok, so technically he retired, but he is now officially done with the NFL. After perhaps his greatest year at quarterback, leading the team to the NFC championship game, losing to the eventual Super Bowl champions, the New York Giants, he says he is “mentally tired.”This is a huge blow to the game. His toughness and his commitment can’t be argued with, he started 253 regular season games in a row, and that number stands at 275 if you include the playoffs.

His retirement is a huge surprise though, because after he broke Dan Marino’s career touchdown passes, most yards passing and most career victories records, he also led the Packers to a 13-3 record, their best in many years.

He statistically had his best year in a long time, throwing for 28 touchdowns and only 15 interceptions. If he were to return, the Packers would surely be a favorite in a weak NFC to repeat as NFC North champions, and possibly a spot in the Super Bowl.

Favre will go down as one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play the game.

With Favre gone, the Packers now look to Aaron Rodgers to continue their strong showing from last year.

Is he the next Brett Favre? No, probably not. Will he be good? Yes, I believe he has the ability and the will, as well as a phenomenal teacher to help him grow as the quarterback of the future for the Green Bay Packers.