Brett Favre Will Not Play Vikings' Finale, Career Appears Over
The Minnesota Vikings announced Sunday morning that Favre is inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Since Favre has stated repeatedly that he will retire after the season (and this time, he says he means it), that means it's not just the end of Favre's season: It's the end of Favre's career.
Favre suffered a concussion two weeks ago against the Chicago Bears and still has not been medically cleared to return to play, so Joe Webb will again start in Favre's place.
Assuming Favre is really, truly done this time, the historical record will note that he retired with 6,300 completions in 10,169 attempts, for 71,838 and 508 touchdowns. Those are all NFL records.