Is Brett Favre hanging up his helmet for good? Reports today suggest Favre told his agent to relay to the New York Jets his plans to retire ... and stay retired.
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Brett Favre's agent says the New York Jets quarterback will retire.
The 39-year-old Favre instructed agent James "Bus" Cook to tell the team Wednesday that he won't return for a 19th NFL season -- and second with the Jets.
In an e-mail to ESPN, Favre says he has no regrets about ending his career in New York and praises the team's owner, front office and fired coach Eric Mangini.
Favre wrote he enjoyed his time with the Jets, despite a late-season slump that saw New York go from 8-3 to missing the playoffs. Favre threw nine interceptions as the Jets went 1-4 down the stretch, and a torn right biceps might have contributed.
After ESPN broke the news Wednesday that Jets quarterback Brett Favre was planning to retire, a simple question was posed to Favre’s agent, Bus Cook.
Cook was asked whether this retirement was for good or whether Favre could change his mind this summer.
Cook responded, “For good.”
And so it is that Favre is finished, finally, as many thought he was close to this time last year.
It also means that the trade compensation on Favre is complete. New York will surrender its third-round pick in April to Green Bay and the Packers will send the Jets their seventh-round pick in 2010.
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