Top 10 reasons Favre will return

QB too good to quit football now

With apologies to David Letterman, here are the top 10 reasons Brett Favre will return to the Green Bay Packers for the 2006 season and maybe beyond.

10) Favre still loves the game. He still plays with the same little boy qualities that endeared him to fans back in 1992 when his career as a Packer began.

9) Favre is no quitter. He has faced adversity on and off the field many times. His consecutive game streak of 221 straight starts is evidence of that.

8) Favre still has the skills to play at a high level. He has not lost any velocity off his fastball and his mobility is still good.

7) Favre still has unfinished business. The 2005 season will not be the way Favre wants his career to end. There is more glory to chase.

6) Favre will be invigorated by Coach Mike McCarthy. There was no doubt that in 2005 Favre was not responding to the schemes of Mike Sherman and Tom Rossley.

5) Favre will always have the support of his family. He has gone through a lot personally as of late and his family was always there for him and vice versa.

4) Favre can become the all-time leader in TD passes and completions in NFL history in 2006. He won't return just for the records, but these are monster milestones.

3) Favre will get some help from Ted Thompson in terms of upgrading the talent on the squad. That is a HUGE component in his decision to come back.

2) Favre is simply too good to quit right now. Yes, his 20/29 TD to INT ratio wasn't good in 2005, but that was due more to the depleted roster than anything else.

1) Favre is a winner. He is only 10 wins away from being the all-time QB leader in NFL history. Favre is ALL about winning. Wins mean more to him than records.

Bob Fox is a longtime Packers fan and freelance writer from the Tampa, Fla., area. E-mail him at

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