Irvin on Favre: He’s like 100 years old, retire

(Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

Brett Favre threw for 3,472 yards last season. (Mark Humphrey / Associated Press)

Everybody, it seems, has a take on Brett Favre‘s possible comeback to the NFL. Hall of Fame WR Michael Irvin said that it was time for Favre to retire for good, while making the rounds promoting his new reality TV series “4th and Long” (via the Los Angeles Times):

    “Listen, Favre’s 100 years old; stop this already.
    “This is what’s killing everybody. Every time Favre says, ‘I want to come back,’ it’s like everybody on ESPN says, ‘Whatever team he says he wants to come to, he makes them automatically a Super Bowl contender.’
    “They said that same stuff last year with the Jets, and Favre gave out toward the end of the season.
    “I love Favre and I think he’s been a phenomenal talent for a long time. But when I think about it now, I say, ‘Stop it already.’ I don’t mind that you still want to play football, but do you want to play so much, and you want to get back at [Green Bay General Manager] Ted Thompson so much, that you’re willing to go back into Lambeau and hurt those fans that supported you for so long?”

Irvin is the second member of the Hall of Fame to recently speak out against Favre. Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton was recently critical of Favre joining the Vikings.

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