'Mentally tired' Favre tells Packers his playing career is over
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre has decided to retire.
"I know I can still play, but it's like I told my wife, I'm just tired mentally. I'm just tired," Favre, a 17-year veteran and three-time NFL MVP, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen in a voice mail message.
"If I felt like coming back -- and Deanna [his wife] and I talked about this -- the only way for me to be successful would be to win a Super Bowl. To go to the Super Bowl and lose, would almost be worse than anything else. Anything less than a Super Bowl win would be unsuccessful," Favre said in the message.
"I know it shouldn't feel unsuccessful, but the only way to come back and make that be the right decision would be to come back and win a Super Bowl. And honestly, the odds of that, they're tough. Those are big shoes for me to fill, and I guess it was a challenge I wasn't up for. "
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It's as good a time as any I think; he had a great year last year.
The man is a legend though, and I'll no doubt miss watching him on Sundays.He was always one of my favorites...
-Most AP NFL MVP awards: 3 (1995, 1996, 1997)
-Most consecutive starts by a quarterback (NFL): 253 (275 including playoffs)
-Most wins by a starting quarterback (NFL) regular season career: 160 (Regular season record: 160-93)
-Most career passing touchdowns: 442 
-Most career passing yards: 61,655
-Most career pass completions: 5,377
-Most career pass attempts: 8,758
-Most career interceptions thrown: 288 
-Most career games with at least three touchdowns: 63 
Favre holds the record for consecutive starts by a quarterback with 253. His streak ranks behind only Jim Marshall, who started 270 straight games.
In the playoffs, Favre stands behind only Joe Montana in pass completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards and passing attempts.
In addition, Favre owns a number of team records, having printed his name into almost every passing category in the annals of Green Bay Packers history, most recently setting the team record for consecutive completions with 20 on November 22, 2007, against the Detroit Lions.  With 38 "come-from-behind" 4th quarter wins & 2 more overtime victories, Brett Favre is the Green Bay Packers record holder and second only to John Elway's 47 4th quarter or OT "come-back wins", in NFL history.