"Brett Favre announces his retirement before the final game."
What I don't know is if Terry Bradshaw knows something here that no one else knows, or if he's just making a wild guess. Wild guess is certainly possible.
But that Bradshaw might have some inner-circle knowledge on Favre isn't inconceivable. They're both Gulf Coast area guys, they're both members of the great quarterback fraternity, and both strike me as the kind of guys who might own a Big Mouth Billy Bass. They're probably buds.
So if Favre wasn't happy, he didn't feel like the Jets had a legit shot at winning a Super Bowl soon, he had finally hit every milestone he wanted, or he didn't think he could do any more to make Aaron Rodgers' life difficult, Bradshaw might know about it.
That's the point of view for those of you who like to read into things.
Of course, the other thing to consider here is that even if Bradshaw was privy to some inside Favre information -- or even if Favre straight up told him, "Terry, I'm going to announce my retirement in Week 17" -- would it really matter?
What could Brett Favre say in regards to his retirement that you'd blindly accept as truth? Retirement announcements from Brett Favre are about as reliable as "I'm not taking this job" statements from Nick Saban, or "I'm this close to finding the real killer" statements from O.J.
But if you want to read into what Bradshaw said, it's there for you. Do what you want with it.
- Brett Favre
- Terry Bradshaw