Brett Favre, an iconic NFL quarterback whose career spanned over two decades is happily retired and is now the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oak Grove High School in Mississippi according to CBS Sports. Although his name is constantly brought up when teams are scrambling to fix whatever quarterback crisis they are facing, he is made it clear that this time, his NFL career is really over.
Recently, Favre sat down in an interview with The Today Show’s Matt Lauer. The two discussed football and concussions and if he would let his hypothetical son play football — the hall of famer only has two daughters.
“I would be real leery of him playing,” Favre said. “In some respects, I’m almost glad I don’t have a son because of the pressures he would face. Also the physical toll that it could possibly take on him, not to mention if he never made it, he’s gonna be a failure in everyone’s eyes. But more the physical toll that it could take.”
Favre also discussed the impact the concussions he suffered from, having played the game so long, are having on him right now.
“I try to…offset the aging process, as we all are, by diet or running or biking, whatever,” Favre told Lauer. “But as we get older, I mean, it happens to all of us. You know, ‘Where’s my glasses?’
“I think to me the wakeup call was (wife) Deanna and I were talking recently, and she was talking about Breleigh, our youngest, playing soccer. I’ve pretty much made every game that she’s ever played (in) basketball, volleyball. She played softball one year, she played basketball a couple years. As I find out, she played soccer. I don’t remember her playing soccer. She played right over here, and that was probably where my first inclination that something ain’t right.”
Brett Favre doesn’t have a son but he does have a grandson. I wonder how he would feel if he decided to pick up a football one day.