“I wake up in the morning, your feet hurt and the rest of you feels like (expletive deleted), you know?” Favre says. “The ankle still feels like it did before surgery. As the day goes by, it loosens up a bit. But I keep telling myself, ‘Hey, you’re 40. You have had three (ankle) surgeries, so you ought to pretty thankful it’s not worse than it is.'”
No quarterback of Favre’s vintage posted the kind of campaign he did in 2009 – 33 touchdowns and 4,202 yards, plus only seven interceptions and a 107.2 rating. Moreover, his productivity since turning 38 during the 2007 season is unprecedented for an NFL player at any position.