GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- The Green Bay Packers say quarterback Brett Favre will return for another season.
Packers general manager Ted Thompson issued the following statement:
"Brett Favre informed me this morning that he plans to return for a 17th NFL season. The Packers are excited by his decision and look forward to a successful 2007 campaign."
Favre told the hometown newspaper in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Sun Herald, that the Packers have a good nucleus of young players and that he's encouraged by the Packers' 8-8 record last season.
Favre says the Packers' offensive line looks good, the defense played well down the stretch and he's excited about playing for a talented young football team.
In 1996, Favre was the guiding force behind the Packers' first NFL championship in nearly 30 years.
Green Bay beat the New England Patriots 35-21 in the Louisiana Superdome, just an hour's drive or so from his home in Hancock County.
Click here to view some of the milestones Favre has reached in his career.
Favre spent his rookie season with the Atlanta Falcons, playing in just two games, before being traded to the Packers in 1992.
A news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Green Bay.