Kurt Warner, probably the greatest Amsterdam Admirals quarterback ever, got some attention for the week when he said that Brett Favre’s legacy had a little smudge on it after, you know, the retirement, unretirement, retirement, unretirement, his wiener, etc…
Brett Favre may still have the credentials to earn induction into the Hall of Fame. But Kurt Warner said the troubles of his final three NFL seasons may blemish the legacy of the NFL’s first-ever three-time MVP.
Warner, the former NFL QB-turned-NFL Network analyst, said on NFL Total Access on Monday that Favre — who said Sunday he intends to retire, a day before he was sued for alleged sexual harassment by two female massage therapists — had tarnished the good feelings around his legendary NFL career.
“Not only this season, but the last few seasons, going back and forth (on retirement) and bouncing to a few different teams,” Warner said. “I think about it, and I have to really think hard to think back to when he was a Green Bay Packer and when he played his best football and was in Super Bowls and when he became the Brett Favre we all know.”
“To me, when I think of Favre, the first thing I think of his the chaos that’s happened the last couple of years,” Warner said. “Hopefully, within a couple of years, people will forget that and remember the kind of player he was on the field. I think in the short-term, he definitely hurt his legacy.”
Now, some people might say that Kurt Warner hit “Tony Dungy Levels” on the Judgmental-O-Meter, but I do think Warner came off as giving some thoughtful comments without being excessively critical. Warner is basically Favre if he threw fewer interceptions and wasn’t an attention whore, so he’s not out of line to talk about this stuff. He’s right when he says that over time, people will forget the dirtier laundry about Favre’s career and remember him for the things he did on the field, which is why I plan to tell my kids about that time I saw Favre’s penis on the Internet as soon as they’re old enough.