Brett Favre took some major criticism over his comments about Deshaun Watson, and he is now officially taking them back.
During appearance on the Pardon My Take podcast, Favre walked back his controversial statements in the wake of the news that the disgruntled Texans QB was demanding a trade.
“When I made those comments, I also said, ‘I don’t know all the details.’ Honestly, in fairness to Deshaun, or anyone in that situation, it’s probably best that I didn’t make the comments I made,” Favre said (at the 1:08:00 mark). “I made them specifically based on the fact that, again, not knowing the details, which I think obviously is very important, so I’m wrong in respects to making comments without knowing the facts.”
Favre told Yahoo Sports that Watson should “let the chips fall where they may” rather than express his frustration with the Texans franchise.
“I think we make too much money to voice an opinion, but I’m not saying he’s wrong,” Favre said last month.
Among his frustrations was the fact that Watson proposed potential candidates to Texans owner Cal McNair, but the team did not consider those individuals and they also failed to get his input on the new GM hire before taking on longtime New England Patriots executive Nick Caserio as the team’s new general manager.
Favre said he would take Watson’s side if the team had “ask[ed] him to be involved in any shape or form.”
Watson signed a four-year, $156 million contract extension last summer.