There was a time when it was almost impossible to imagine Brett Favre away from the game of football. Seven years after his retirement Favre himself is still dreaming of getting back into the game himself.
Not as a quarterback, obviously. The 47-year-old gunslinger admitted he was still harboring some NFL ambitions.
Favre made an appearance on ESPN Wisconsin's Wilde & Tausch on Thursday, where he outlined the dream of being a coach or general manager.
"That type of stuff has crossed my mind," Favre admitted. "Because it's no different to me than coaching. It's being involved in the game in some aspect."
"When I coached high school football for two years, it really wasn't on my radar," Favre said of his two years coaching at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, during his retirement. "My dad did it for many, many, many years, [but] I thought, 'I just don't have anything left in the tank from a competitive side. What type of coach would I be?'
"I always thought I would be a good coach, but I didn't know if I had the effort in me. Well, I did. I'll tell you what, it was a joy. The competitive spirit came right back. It was obviously different than playing, and so I had a lot of fun."
He apparently would feel more comfortable as a coach than working in the front office, but Favre wouldn't shy away from the challenge of being a general manager.
"I think the competitive spirit would be there," Favre mused. "It's just different because there's such a business side to it. I don't know if I would have that in me. Picking good players is always in art -- and some do it better than others -- and there's some luck involved and things like that. But, yeah, it's crossed my mind, just like coaching has."
When pressed on the actual possibility of such things coming true, Favre gave this response:
"I would say, I'd never say never. I believe that would be a dream job, working as a coach there or in some form of administration. I don't know, and I don't want to create a stir [by talking about it], because who knows? But I would say, 'Never say never.'
"I feel like that if I don't coach or work at that level in some point of my life, that I'm going to waste a lot of knowledge that I have that I should be using it with kids -- or adults, at that [NFL] level. Right now, I don't want to miss any of Breleigh's volleyball career, so I'm really not even thinking about it until that day comes."
Well, perhaps in good time we'll get to see Brett Favre back in the NFL.
Source: Jason Wilde - ESPN · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS