19 Aug 2010

Favre returning to NFL

10:15 am on 19 August 2010

The Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre says he'll return to American Football's NFL for one more season.

The return of the three-time most valuable player, who last season had the Vikings one win from an appearance in the Super Bowl, will mark his 20th season and ends months of speculation about whether or not he would retire.

40-year-old Favre says he felt he owed it to the Vikings organization to give it one more try.

Favre says he hopes to play this weekend when the Vikings face the San Francisco 49ers in an exhibition game.

The NFL's all-time leading passer, who worked out with the team on Wednesday, says he has nothing to prove and that his decision to play another season was all about his team.

In one of the best seasons of his long career, Favre led the Vikings to a 12-4 regular-season record last year before losing in the NFC championship game after a Favre interception halted a Vikings drive late in regulation.

An ankle injury suffered in that game required surgery in May and held up a decision on his return.