Brett Favre Says He Could Still Play in NFL in Sports Illustrated Interview

June 30, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Brett Favre came out of retirement twice at the end of his career to play for the New York Jets and the Minnesota Vikings, so when he noted in a recent interview that he still felt he could play in the NFL, more than a few eyebrows raised up.  
During a conversation with Sports Illustrated for the "Where Are They Now?" issue, the former Green Bay Packers star noted the following (via the Journal Sentinel): "I think I could play. As far as throwing, of course. I could make all the throws I made before. ... We’re not trying to start some he’s-coming-out-of-retirement deal. ... But I could play."
Sports Illustrated provided a photo of the magazine's cover, which features Favre wearing his Packers jersey:
Favre, 45, probably still has an excellent arm. Whether he could make those plays with a pass rush in his face and a cornerback who runs a 4.3 40-yard dash closing on his throw is another matter entirely. 
Given the quarterback's la...

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