Legendary quarterback, Brett Favre, informed Minnesota Vikings head coach, Brad Childress, that he intends on staying retired. In my opinion, not only is this a good decision but a wise one as well. Playing in Minnesota would have cast a shadow in Favre's Hall of Fame career. Many would question his motive for playing for an inter-division rival of the Green Bay Packers.
When Farve and the Packers parted ways before the start of training camp last year, the entire football world knew it was a bitter parting. The Packers traded Favre to the New York Jets, a team outside their division and conference. An understandable move that's been done before. When the San Francisco 49ers and Joe Montana parted ways, the 49ers traded him to the Kansas City Chiefs, a team outside their division and conference.
When the Jets released Favre, leaving him free to sign with any team, many questioned his motives for showing interest in the Vikings. Favre, to this day, says it's his love and desire for the game. But could it be the two regular season games the Vikings play against the Packers? Is revenge on his mind? Even if the answer is no, it'll still leave a negative impression in the minds of many. Not to mention, the media circus these two games would produce, turning the NFL season into a soap opera.
Favre is without a doubt one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and he has nothing more to prove. This back and forth between retirement and comeback is getting old and hurting his legacy.
Stay retired, Brett. Don't tarnish you're "god-like" status in Green Bay. Someday, when they retire your number, it'll be "Brett Favre Day" and the entire city will be chanting your name. Don't blemish these future moments by casting a shadow of you in a Vikings uniform. At this point in your life, that would just be "excess baggage".