Saying he’s tired of the cold weather and wants a chance to play closer to home, Brett Favre has signed a two-year, $10 million contract to play for the New Orleans Saints.
The Mississippi-born Favre lives in Hattiesburg, which is about 110 miles northeast of New Orleans.
“I look forward to playing close to home and being able to go home on my off-days and during bye weeks,” Favre said in a statement. “I can’t think of a better place to finish my career than in New Orleans.”
What about Saints starter Drew Brees?
“I still think I can start and succeed in this game,” Favre replied. “I’m taller than him, stronger than him, wiser and smarter than him. Brees needs a few more years on the sidelines, and this will provide him with that.”
Brees replied he looks forward to training camp and joked that when it’s done, Favre would “wish he’d stayed retired. Again.”
Currently, Saints punter Glenn Pakulak wears Favre’s number 4. Pakulak said he’d be willing to give the number to Favre but joked that he’d demand it back if Favre throws an interception this season that results in a loss.