Brett Favre Says He Could Still Play In The NFL Despite Being 45 And Very Retired

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Time for the NFL offseason’s fourth annual “Could Brett Favre make a comeback?!” event. Favre, who’s on this week’s Sports Illustrated cover on the annual “Where Are They Now?” issue, told the magazine that he still could play in the league.

“I think I could play,” Favre said. “As far as throwing. Of course, we’re not trying to start some he’s-coming-out-of-retirement deal. Do I think I could play and lead a team? Look, no. But I could play. I could make all the throws I made before, I just couldn’t throw it near as far, but that never matters anyway.”

All of the LOLs. Favre, at 45 years old, announced his retirement from the Minnesota Vikings in 2011 after a 20-year NFL career. There have been rumblings about Favre possibly coming out of retirement before; in 2013, the St. Louis Rams apparently called Favre to ask if he’d consider coming to play for them after Sam Bradford suffered a season-ending knee injury. He declined the offer, much to the disappointment of us all. In the same year, Favre’s agent told that Favre could still play if he wanted to.

Will Favre ever actually come out of retirement? The chances are obviously slim to none, but for now, we can laugh at comments that Favre makes like these, and imagine what a football world would be like if he actually did come out of retirement.

[Via Sports Illustrated]