Brett Favre is indicating that he may be retiring, according to a series of tweets from Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. The legendary quarterback has made a yearly habit of delaying his decision to return to football until the very last moment, but this year appears to be different, if Zulgad's sources are correct.
According to the tweets, "Brett Favre began telling Vikings officials last night he will NOT return for a 20th season." Another said that "Favre is expected to issue a press release later today." The quarterback's ankle injury may be one reason that Favre is reluctant to play this year.
Still, Zulgad cautions that Favre still could return: "There is a chance ownership will go back to Favre with an offer of more than the 13 million for this season," he wrote. And as ProFootballTalk notes, "before Favre returns, he needs to persuade everyone that he won't return. Just like he did last year."
UPDATE: Jay Glazer reports that Favre has texted teammates to tell them he will not return.
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