In response, Packers GM Ted Thompson said.
“Favre on Friday formally asked by letter for his unconditional contractual release, sources close to Favre and the team said.
The letter was sent by Favre’s agent, James “Bus” Cook, via overnight mail on Thursday and arrived at the Packers facility Friday morning.
During the conference call on Tuesday, neither Thompson nor McCarthy was openly receptive or enthused about Favre’s desire to unretire, the sources said, prompting Favre to direct Cook to request his release from the team. Favre has three years remaining on his contract at a total of $39 million. He currently is on the reserve-retired list.
Favre prefers a mutual parting rather than have to force the Packers’ hand by writing a letter to request his reinstatement to the active 80-man roster. Under league policy, the team would have to comply or release him.”
Tell Brett to kiss my big, hairy ass. If he wants to play in the next 2 years, he can come begging back to me. I'll put him on the 4-deep and he can try to earn a spot on the bench.
If he doesn't like that, I've got no doubt that I can find a bottom feeder in the AFC that will deal a pair of draft picks for him. It is my choice where he ends up.