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Long odds might have sacked Favre

Originally Published: July 28, 2009
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

Now that he's finally decided to remain retired, Brett Favre avoided perhaps the toughest challenge of his 19-year career.

The gambling quarterback from Gulfport, Miss., would have had to fight the long odds against a 39-year-old quarterback taking a team to the playoffs and winning.

It's pretty clear that 39 is the breaking point for quarterbacks trying to succeed. Favre might have taken into account the odds against him winning before he told Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress ...

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