Former quarterback Brett Favre dismissed the possibility of returning to the NFL, saying he doesn’t feel physically able to compete and expressed fear that he has been affected by concussions. The St. Louis Rams reportedly offered the three-time league MVP a chance to return.
“You know there’s no way I’m going to do that,” Favre said.
Favre, 44, who played for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, and Minnesota Vikings, says he is worried that repeated hits may have caused memory loss.
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“I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer,” Favre told WSPZ-AM radio. “I don’t remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, ‘Where are my glasses?’ and they’re on your head.
“This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight.
“So that’s a little bit scary to me. For the first time in 44 years, that put a little fear in me. …
“I think after 20 years, God only knows the toll.”
Favre holds the NFL record for most consecutive starts, suiting up for 297 regular season games in a row.
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