Favre: Returning to NFL as GM or coach ‘has crossed my mind’

Posted: 30/06/2017 in NFL, Sports
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Brett Favre has long passed the point where annual jokes about a potential return to the playing field can be taken even remotely seriously.

That doesn’t mean he won’t eventually consider the idea of getting back in the NFL in another capacity, though.

Discussing his future in an appearance on “Wilde and Tausch” on Thursday, the Hall of Fame quarterback conceded that he’s given thought to a career as a coach or general manager.

“That type of stuff has crossed my mind,” Favre said, according to Jason Wilde of ESPN. “Because it’s no different to me than coaching. It’s being involved in the game in some aspect.”

Favre, who was notoriously indecisive toward the end of his 20-year career, retired from football for the third and final time at the conclusion of the 2010 season. His ventures in the time since include a pair of seasons coaching high school football in Mississippi.

While he stressed that he’s nowhere near a time where he’d pursue something of the sort in the NFL, adding that he doesn’t want to miss any of his daughter’s volleyball career, Favre is admittedly intrigued.

As for the possibility of returning to the league with the Packers, he issued a “never say never” about what he considered to be a “dream job.”

Either way, the Hall of Fame quarterback would love the opportunity to pass down the things he learned and experienced over the course of his two decades in the NFL.

“I feel like that if I don’t coach or work at that level in some point of my life, that I’m going to waste a lot of knowledge that I have that I should be using it with kids – or adults, at that (NFL) level,” he said.


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