No timetable on Favre decision

Brett Favre hinted at retirement following the Packers' loss to the Vikings.

Updated: January 9, 2005, 10:57 PM ET
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- From the sound of Brett Favre's post-game press conference, thoughts of retirement are starting to creep into his head

Favre had beaten the Vikings twice, 34-31, during the regular season. But after losing Sunday to the Vikings, Favre talked about a decision that could send shockwaves through the NFC North and officially make the Vikings the team to beat in the future.

Favre spent more than 30 minutes with reporters after the game and almost sounded as though this were his final NFL press conference. He said he talked it over with coach Mike Sherman after the game, and sounded as though he might not be back next season.

"I don't know," Favre said about next season. "I told Mike Sherman just now that if I do come back, I want it to be for the right reasons. I don't know how much I am expected to be paid next year, but I hope that Brett Favre does not come back to play for the money. I have never done that before, and I don't anticipate doing it. If I come back, I want to do it for the right reasons and that's to lead this team to a Super Bowl and to give everything that I can possibly give."

Favre gave no timetable for a decision. His wife is battling breast cancer. His kids are in Mississippi wondering when they are going to see daddy.

"I will try to make my decision within their time frame and I don't know what that is right now," Favre said.

John Clayton is a senior writer for ESPN.com.

John Clayton

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