Brett Favre Finally Retires...For Good.

Mr Painkillers himself, Brett Favre decided to throw in the towel today after 17 years in the NFL. The 38 year old 3 time NFL MVP, 9 time Pro Bowler, and Super Bowl champion started his historic career in 1991 for the Atlanta Falcons. After just 1 season with the Falcons, he was traded to the Green Bay Packers for a 1st round draft pick. Favre wasn't exactly the fastest QB in the league, but he did have the arm strength of Frankenstein and the reckless abandonment of a kid on the playground. I will definitely miss watching him play on Sundays. He was always fun to root for and he always had a smile on his face. Well, except for that one time when he threw that interception in overtime to lose to the Giants that cost me $100, but that's neither here nor there.

Favre's NFL career stats:

160 wins as a starter*, 5,377 completions in 8,758 attempts, 61,655 passing yards*, 442 touchdowns*, 288 interceptions*, started in 275 consecutive games*, and had a small cameo in There's Something About Mary.

*NFL Record.

I guess you can say he's kind of a big deal. I wouldn't be surprised though if his retirement had something to do with the Packers not signing Randy Moss for the second straight year.

Source: ESPN.