Jets Confirm Favre Retirement

The New York Jets have announced that quarterback Brett Favre has informed the franchise of his intent to retire. “I had a great conversation with Brett this morning,” owner Woody Johnson said in a statement.  “Considering that he came from a totally different environment and joined our team during training camp, his performance last season was extraordinary. As I spoke with people throughout the organization, they all told me how much they enjoyed working with him.  Brett Favre is a Hall-of-Fame player, but he is also a Hall-of-Fame person.  Brett, Deanna and his family will always be a part of the Jets family.” Said G.M. Mike Tannenbaum:  “When we acquired Brett, we knew we would get everything he had.  He took the time to mentor younger players and his competitiveness and enthusiasm at practice and during games was contagious.  I spoke with him this morning and told him that he will be a friend of the Jets for years to come and it was an honor to work with him.”