Brett Favre Reportedly Ready To Announce Retirement From NFL, Minnesota Vikings

August 3, 2010- By Jonathan Lowell

Reports are coming in early Tuesday morning that say Brett Favre plans to announce his retirement from the Minnesota Vikings and the NFL. Favre has been working out with Mississippi high schoolers, testing his surgically repaired ankle. Apparently, Favre does not feel comfortable on his feet, and is ready to hang up his cleats for what seems like the final time.

The Vikings 2010 NFL betting odds are sure to change without Favre on the field.

Nothing has been confirmed yet, but several NFL experts have reported the quarterback’s plans. Jay Glazer made an appearance on the Dan Patrick radio show earlier this morning from Tampa, Florida saying that he has triple confirmation that Favre will indeed retire.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported that Favre has sent text messages to teammates saying, “This is it”. The vague nature of the text message, and his past history still has some questioning.

2010 NFL betting trends are expected to become less favorable for the Vikings if Favre retires.

Favre retired for the first time after 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers in 2008. After one season with the New York Jets, the 11-time Pro Bowler retired again in the spring after the 2008 season. He joined the Vikings during the summer of 2009.

The Super Bowl XXXI champion is still under contract for one more season with the Vikings, and has yet to inform the team on his plans for 2010. Last year, Favre told the team that he didn’t plan on playing again. He then took the Vikings all the way to the NFC championship game where they suffered a close overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints. It was in that game that Favre injured his left ankle.

The three-time NFL MVP had his best season since 1998 in 2009 with 4,202 passing yards and 33 touchdowns. He only threw seven interceptions and posted a 259.1 yards-per-game average.

Pre-season Super Bowl XLV odds have set the Vikings among the favorites to win the game at +1400.

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