Legendary quarterback Brett Favre has made his stance on youth tackle football very clear. The Hall of Famer is urging parents to hold off from letting their children play tackle football until they’re at least 14 years old.
Favre shared this particular message in the latest PSA from the Concussion Legacy Foundation. In the video, Favre explains how youth tackle football could eventually lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
During an interview on NBC’s TODAY, Favre addressed the severity of concussions and how they could have long-term impacts on football players.
“I don’t know what normal feels like. Do I have CTE? I really don’t know,” Favre told TODAY. “Concussions are a very, very serious thing and we’re just scraping the surface of how severe they are.”
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is urging parents not to allow their children to play tackle football until they are 14. https://t.co/hOfYXOCs4Q
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 17, 2021
Favre, a Super Bowl champion and three-time MVP, admit that he hasn’t encouraged his grandkids to play football. This is most likely because of his concerns regarding CTE.
“If they choose to play I will support them, but I ‘m not going to encourage them in any way to play. That surprises a lot of people, but I’m just fearful of what concussions can do,” Favre said. “And it only takes one. Maybe I have had a thousand… It’s just too risky. I’m not going to encourage them to play until there’s a treatment.”
The most interesting statement that Favre made on TODAY was that the best way to avoid concussions is by not playing football. He knows the love for the sport won’t just suddenly disappear, but it’s interesting to see one of the all-time greats take this stance.
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