So scary! One of the best quarterbacks of all time revealed in a new interview that after 20 years in the NFL, he has suffered many concussions that have had a serious effect on his body — even causing him to forget important lives in his daughter’s childhood.
Brett Favre started 297 consecutive games in the NFL. Breaking almost every record in the book for quarterbacks, the 44-year-old retired in 2010. However, he entered the spotlight when the St. Louis Rams called the player to come back this year. In a new interview, he explained that there was “no way” he would return to the game.
Brett Favre’s Concussion Confession
“I don’t remember my daughter playing soccer, playing youth soccer, one summer,” he revealed in an interview with Sports Talk 570. “I don’t remember that. I got a pretty good memory, and I have a tendency like we all do to say, ‘Where are my glasses?’ and they’re on your head. This was pretty shocking to me that I couldn’t remember my daughter playing youth soccer, just one summer, I think. I remember her playing basketball, I remember her playing volleyball, so I kind of think maybe she only played a game or two. I think she played eight. So that’s a little bit scary to me.”
Brett revealed that not fully remembering his daughter’s childhood “put a little fear in him” for the first time in his life. Brittany Nicole, 24 and Breleigh Ann, 14, must be revealed to have their Dad back all the time, though!
“My family took a backseat for 20 years,” he said on the radio. “My 14-year-old daughter plays volleyball and is in the ninth grade and will be playing again the next three years. I’ve taken trips that I never thought I’d take. I’ve gone to Yellowstone and I’ve gone to Glacier National Park. We’ve gone down to the Bahamas, we’ve done things that really everybody in my family just kind of waited for.”
Brett Will Not Return To The NFL
Unfortunately, for us die-hard Brett fans, he will not be returning to the NFL. He was reportedly called by the Rams when their current QB, Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending injury.
“I had a great career,” he said. “I think if anything, the last year that I played was an obvious writing-on-the-wall vision for you, if you will. It was time.”
Additionally, he added that his body definitely isn’t in NFL-shape like he used to be.
“I’m like a yardstick, I’m so stiff,” he said. “So I’m just trying to — not stay in shape to play, but stay in shape to do everyday things, not only with my daughter and my wife and my grandson, but really just for me.”
As much as we’d love to see Brett return, it’s great he’s spending time with his family. Are you shocked about Brett’s concussions confession?
— Emily Longeretta