Thursday, January 10, 2008

Brett will be back, he tells Biloxi newspaper

In an exclusive with the Biloxi SunHerald newspaper, Brett Favre basically says he'll be back next season for his 18th year. "It's been a fun year and winning has made it a good year," Favre said. "For the first time in a couple of years, at this point, my focus is solely on Seattle and winning a playoff game at home." He also said, "For the first time in three years, I haven't thought this could be my last game. I would like to continue longer."

And why wouldn't he? He's playing as well as ever. If Tom Brady hadn't been on a 16-0 team, Brett likely would have won his 4th MVP Award. The Packers have surrounded Brett with a young and explosive team on offensive and defense. And with cap room of more than $20 million available for the offseason, GM Ted Thompson can wheel and deal for free agents and draft choices that might cement the Pack's status as one of the elite teams in the league for years to come. Brett can ride this team as long as he's healthy and has that fire, which certainly shows no signs of diminishing.

It's nice to not be looking at these playoff games as also seeing Brett ride off into the sunset. The only thing he'll be riding will be his lawn tractor until camp starts again...and that will be after the Pack wins this year's Super Bowl.

If you care to read the entire story from the SunHerald, go here.