Favre returns to Super Bowl for NFL Network
Brett Favre is returning to the NFL – to work for the NFL
The retired three-time NFL MVP quarterback will join the
network’s crew for daylong coverage of Sunday’s league championship
game between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers.
Favre hasn’t been heard from much since retiring after the 2010
season. He returns to the city where he led the Green Bay Packers
to a 35-21 win over New England in the 1997 Super Bowl.
”I don’t miss the grind and stress of day-to-day football, but
I do miss my teammates and coaches,” Favre said in an email to The
He chose to appear on ”NFL GameDay Morning” because he could
work with friends such as Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Warren
Sapp, and because the game is in New Orleans.
”Players and coaches who I have great memories of, and to do it
from the field where I won a Super Bowl was a tough combination to
pass up,” Favre said. ”Between my appearance on NFL Network and
my work with Virtual Fan Network, a new digital sports marketing
company, it will be great to reconnect with NFL fans around the
Favre will join host Rich Eisen and several Super Bowl-winning
players, including Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Sanders.
”There aren’t too many retired athletes who continue to attract
the attention and draw that Brett Favre does, and NFL Network is
thrilled to have him,” said Eric Weinberger, executive producer of
NFL Network. ”Brett should give our viewers some unique insight
and analysis into the game and his life away from the field.”
Favre left the NFL in 2010 after two aborted retirements. He
starred for the Packers from 1992-2007, leading them to two Super
Bowls. He played the 2008 season with the Jets, then was with
Minnesota in 2009-10 – losing the `09 NFC title game at the
Superdome to the Saints.
He spent much of 2012 playing fantasy football, finishing next
to last in his league.
Asked if more announcing is ahead, Favre wasn’t sure.
”I don’t see it anytime soon but that interest may change in
the future,” he said. ”I think being involved in the Super Bowl
was too much to pass up.”
Favre wasn’t about to pick the Niners or Ravens to win. His work
with San Francisco-based Virtual Fan Network has allowed him to see
the 49ers more closely.
”I think both teams are good and very deserving of being in the
Super Bowl,” Favre said. ”Both are very well coached and have
great story lines. ”I have probably followed the 49ers more
closely, and the way Colin is playing makes me think they have the
”But I am not going to make a prediction.”