Starr, Young on Favre

Hall of Fame QBs give their takes on whether Packers quarterback will return in 2006

Hall of Famers Bart Starr and Steve Young were both guests on Sporting News Radio today live from Detroit, home of Super Bowl XL. Each discussed their thoughts on the possibility of Brett Favre retiring.

Starr, who played for the Packers from 1956-71, stold host Tim Brando that whether Favre returns to the Packers or not is up to him.

"No, I don't think he should retire," said Starr. "I'm hopeful that he will return. But that's his decision. That's none of my business or anyone else's. That's his and his family's decision, and I'm sure he'll make a good one when he chooses to disclose it."

Young told host James Brown that the retirement talk surrounding Favre began way too soon.

"He's broken the cardinal rule as far as I was concerned," said Young. "I told myself the thing you have to do when you mention retirement, you mention it one time - and that's when you retire. Otherwise, it drives you and everyone else crazy. Well, now he's been talking about it for years, and he even knows he's driven himself crazy because he's been thinking about it so long.

"Until you decide, do not speak another word that starts with an "R"; don't even breathe it. You go out and do whatever you want to do. I've always felt that way in February. I want to see an interview in June, but, Brett, don't mention the R-word again, in private or public, until you retire."

Packer Report Top Stories