His statistics and accomplishments cannot be taken away, but many of the warm and fuzzy feelings fans had for Brett Favre during his career seem to be quickly fading.
When Favre announced his retirement from the NFL in March, the timing appeared perfect. He was going to walk away from the game on a high after helping his team reach the NFC Championship game.
With a Super Bowl ring and his name atop several lists of NFL records, he really had nothing more to accomplish on the field.
A legend in Green Bay, Favre was going to be an icon forever in that football-crazy city.
- Written by MATT HAMMOND