Brett Favre is, for my money, the greatest QB of all time. Now, I am admittedly a huge Favre fan, so that may be biased, but I think it is hard to argue he isn't a top 3-5 all time QB. That said, I am glad that the Packers are doing so well this year, because I think it might be time for Favre to retire, and I am almost sure he will if they make the playoffs and make a run this year. The Packers have a real shot to make the Super Bowl. They are one of the best teams in the NFC and I know that isn't saying much, but it does mean they should make the playoffs and go far. If they get to the Super Bowl, I firmly believe that if Favre is in there, they have a real chance to win. Favre will retire on top.
I love Favre and wish he could play together, but this past week, against Washington, I saw something I was afraid of. Favre underthrew a wide open reciever twice, and got picked off because of it. I have never seen Favre miss a reciever like that. He has been doing well this year throwing inside slants and short balls and letting the recievers tear it up after the catch. This is why. Favre's arm isn't what it used to be. He can still sling it hard and break fingers, but if he cannot hit a streaking, and wide open, reciever in stride, or at least overthrow him like we'd expect, then he isn't the same Favre. I still love him and think he gives the Packers a chance to win every game he is in, but he is also 38 years old.
So here is hoping that the Pack win, a lot, and make it deep in the playoffs. Favre's time is almost up, and as sad as I will be that day, he is still the king, the face of the franchise that epitomizes NFL loyalty and fandom. I would love nothing more than to see him retire while hoisting another Lombardi Trophy. And really, if anyone not named Brady or Manning is going to do it this year, Favre is the guy.