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BREAKING: Brett Favre coming out of retirement to join the XFL

Brett Favre

Brett Favre just can’t stay away from the game of football.

No, Favre is not making a return to the NFL, but he will be joining the XFL, according to multiple sources.

Favre last played professional football with the Minnesota Vikings back in 2010 and struggled mightily, throwing for 2,509 yards, 11 touchdowns and 19 interceptions while completing 60.6 percent of his passes and registering a passer rating of 69.9.

Now, at the age of 50, it’s hard to imagine him playing any better than he did nine years ago, but Brett Favre simply loves the game:

“Ever since I retired, I’ve had the itch to come back,” said Favre through a telephone interview. “You’re seeing a lot of guys who used to play in the NFL now playing in the XFL, so I figured why not?”

Favre is clearly excited to get going:

“I just can’t wait to get back on the field again,” said the Hall-of-Famer. “It’s in my blood. I’ll never stop wanting to play football, so it’s something I am going to want to do until the day I die.”

Favre played 20 seasons in the NFL, with the bulk of his career coming with the Green Bay Packers between 1992 and 2007. During that time, he made nine Pro Bowl appearances while earning three First-Team All-Pro selections. Most importantly, he won a Super Bowl during the 1996-97 campaign, leading the Packers to a win over the New England Patriots.

Considering Favre has retired and then unretired numerous times before, you might have actually believed this piece.

And if you did, well, April Fool’s.