Brett Favre joins NFL Network for Super Bowl XLVII

(Rogelio V. Solis / AP) (Rogelio V. Solis / AP)

Given the number of times he retired — and unretired — from football, you knew that Brett Favre couldn’t really stay away from the NFL. For this weekend, at least, he is returning to the game he walked away from after the 2010 season.

The 43-year-old former quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings will be an analyst on the NFL Network’s “NFL GameDay Morning,” which begins at 9 a.m. Sunday.

“I don’t miss the grind and stress of day-to-day football,” he told the Associated Press in an email, “but I do miss my teammates and coaches.”

Favre, who has worked as an assistant coach at a high school near his Hattiesburg, Miss., home since his retirement, will join Rich Eisen, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Deion Sanders on the set. Not that he’s committing to anything long-range, though.

“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.”

What are the chances he changes his mind?

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.

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