After Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers went down with a shoulder injury in the first quarter of Monday’s loss to the Bears, friends of former franchise quarterback Brett Favre have told media reports that the 44-year old Favre has spent the last 12 hours hesitantly calling the Packers front office before losing his nerve and hang up the moment someone answered.
Favre, who famously has returned from retirement on multiple occasions, including stints with the Jets and Vikings, has on numerous occasions told confidants, “You know what? They might need me. It’d just be a start or two, at most. That’s it, I’m going to call them,” before picking up his phone, dialing, and hanging up in a panic moments later.
Packers GM Ted Thompson has informed media sources that he is aware of Favre’s nervous efforts to contact the team, telling reporters, “Yeah, I know he’s been calling. I’ve gotten about 10 calls so far this morning where I answered and all I hear is heavy breathing on the other end of the line. But the moment I say, ‘Brett? Is that you?’ followed by a fumbling noise and the phone being hung up.”
While members of the front office have discussed just blocking Favre’s number, they ultimately decided to just take the nuisance of Favre’s incessant phone calls in stride, since, according to one source, “We sort of just feel sorry for the guy.”
By Jeff GoodSmith