Thursday, February 11, 2010
Favre thanks fans for support
ESPN.com news services
Does Brett Favre plan to return to the NFL next season?
That question has yet to be answered. One thing that is clear, according to a post on OfficialBrettFavre.com, the All-Pro quarterback enjoyed his season with the Minnesota Vikings.
"When I decided to return to the NFL to play my 19th season, I did so with some trepidation," Favre said on the Web site. "After all, I was joining a new team in a new city, for the archrivals of the 'green and gold.' And I'm not getting any younger.
"I couldn't be happier about my decision. The coaches, staff, and especially teammates who joined me in the season's journey are true professionals, and better yet, friends. I felt completely comfortable from Day One as a member of the Minnesota Vikings, and it's a tribute to the entire organization that accepted me with open arms."
Favre then thanked his fans, a few of whom have put up billboards in his hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss., to try and convince him to return to the Vikings.
"And to the fans -- those in Minnesota, in Wisconsin, and across the country -- I want to express my heartfelt thanks for all of the support and goodwill that you've shown me, Deanna, and the girls throughout the season," Favre said. "It's truly humbling to know that so many of you are pulling for us.
"Regardless of what the future holds, I want everyone to know that I will cherish the memories of the past year for the rest of my life."