Brett Favre Is Returning To Football... As An Analyst
By: Kim O'Hara | Posted: January 30, 2013
You knew he wouldn't be content just starring in those Wrangler ads forever, right?
According to the Associated Press, three-time MVP and future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre will join Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner and the gang on NFL Network this Sunday. He'll participate in day-long coverage leading up to the Super Bowl between the San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens.
It's fitting that Favre, who appeared in the Super Bowl twice, winning once, should return to the limelight in advance of 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's Super Bowl debut. In a televised interview with NBC Sports' Dan Patrick during halftime of this season's Pro Bowl, Kaepernick admitted that he often modeled his style of play after Favre's. Kaepernick, who was born in Wisconsin but raised in California, admired Favre's never-say-die approach to each and every play. It will be fascinating to hear Favre's take on Kaepernick's rapid ascendance.
In an email to the AP, Favre said he doesn't miss the "grind and stress of day-to-day football, but I do miss my teammates and coaches," adding that it will "be great to reconnect with NFL fans around the Super Bowl."
This will mark the former Packers, Jets and Vikings quarterback's return to the spotlight. His public image suffered after texting illicit photographs to Jenn Sterger while playing for New York (where Sterger was a sideline reporter). His repeated waffling over whether or not to retire contributed to the veteran quarterback wearing out his welcome, as well. But time heals all wounds and it's safe to assume his appearance this Sunday could serve as an audition of sorts for major sports outlets. I, for one, am anxious to hear Favre's insight. If he's half as interesting at the desk as he was on the field, he should be just fine.
Kim O'Hara is the Associate Editor of TheFootballGirl.com. She is an avid fan of sports in general, but the NFL in particular. She has also been a contributor to ESPN the Magazine. Follow her on Twitter: @KimOHaraTFG
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