After it was announced that Brett "might" announce his decision over the weekend, he called a press conference on Saturday to announce.... wait for it... that he hadn't made a decision.
"The fact that we're sitting here today at this press conference, to me, is a joke because I don't have anything to tell you," Favre said. "Somebody assumed that I would."
Favre says he does not want to come back and be 4-12 again, and only wants to play if they have a chance to compete for the Super Bowl, which must be building a lot of confidence in the players they have right now.
At this point, does anyone care about the will he/won't he story anymore? I respect what Favre has done throughout his career, even (or maybe especially) as a Vikings fan. He's had a great, first ballot Hall-of-Fame career, and he's the most durable player ever, but let's be honest, he was not good last year.
No, he didn't have a lot of help, but that doesn't excuse the rookie mistakes, throwing into triple coverage, etc. There's no other way to put it than that the Packers offense was decimated by injuries last year, including to Brett's top WR (Javon Walker) and top RBs (Ahman Green, Najeh Davenport) but 29 interceptions is still 29 interceptions. He's still got a strong arm, but he tries to make throws he can't anymore and forces the ball into places that they shouldn't go.
Can Favre still be a really good player? Probably. Will he have the chance to? The answer to that looks like it will come later rather than sooner.