Stars on Favre: He should come back

Elway, Roethlisberger, Romo and Sapp talk on NFL Network

Former and current NFL stars weighed in on Brett Favre on NFL Network's "Total Access" on Thursday. Here's what they had to say, courtesy of the network.

  Former Broncos QB John Elway: "The hard thing is, it's always difficult to take that last little step and say, ‘I'm done, I'm finished playing something that I've played for so long and worked so hard to do and loved to have done.' It's very difficult to take that last little step.

  Obviously, the longer you get away from the last season, the closer you get to training camp and you get that excitement back and it's even more difficult to step away, so I don't really know. If we're getting this close, I think that Brett wants to come back, and if he gets that opportunity, whether it's at Green Bay or somewhere else and he goes into a situation where he feels like he has a chance to win, I think he'll come back."

  Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger: "Brett Favre is one of the best to play, he can do whatever he wants. It's something that when you have the best quarterback, he makes a decision to do what he feels he needs to do, and I'm sure (the Green Bay Packers) need to stick by whatever (the decision is)."

  Cowboys QB Tony Romo: "Oh yeah, he's coming back for sure, are you kidding? The guy loves to play the game. The guy played at a high, high level last year, and I know that if I was (on his team), you always want a good quarterback."

  Former DT Warren Sapp: "After you've played this game for as long as he has, you have that decision and the right to make that decision when it comes. It's just one of those things where it's just like, hey — it's an end of an era, but he's ending it, so it's on him.

  "I've had fun chasing him and watching him over the years. It's just one of those decisions only him and his family are going to be able to sit down and make, but I'm sure he'll make the right one."


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