Future Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is coming back to the NFL. The NFL Network that is. The former Packers great will be joining the pre-game show for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans Sunday.
"I don't miss the grind and stress of day-to-day football, but I do miss my teammates and coaches," Favre, who retired after the 2010 NFL season with the Vikings, said in an email to The Associated Press.
"We've been trying to get Brett into our shows for a while," NFLN executive producer Eric Weinberger told USA TODAY Sports. "We're thrilled he's ready to do it."
On whether NFLN would like to add Favre on-air permanently, Weinberger says, "We'd love to get Brett's perspective as often as we can. But we're taking this one show at a time."
Asked if more announcing is ahead, Favre wasn't sure.
"I don't see it any time soon but that interest may change in the future," he said. "I think being involved in the Super Bowl was too much to pass up."
USA Today is reporting that Favre said he chose NFL GameDay Morning because he could work with friends such as Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Warren Sapp, and because the game is in New Orleans.