Brett Favre (Courtesy: Getty Images)
(USA TODAY) - Brett Favre, once thought of as a likely star NFL TV analyst, will get a big on-air audition Sunday before Super Bowl XLVII is played between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
NFL Network, which has an 8½-hour pregame show, will use Favre as an analyst on its NFL GameDay Morning, which begins at 9 a.m. ET Sunday.
"I don't miss the grind and stress of day-to-day football, but I do miss my teammates and coaches," Favre, who retired after the 2010 NFL season, said in an email to The Associated Press.
He spent much of 2012 playing fantasy football, finishing next to last in his league.
Favre will be on the set with host Rich Eisen and former players Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Deion Sanders.
"We've been trying to get Brett into our shows for a while," NFLN executive producer Eric Weinberger told USA TODAY Sports. "We're thrilled he's ready to do it."
On whether NFLN would like to add Favre on-air permanently, Weinberger says, "We'd love to get Brett's perspective as often as we can. But we're taking this one show at a time."
Asked if more announcing is ahead, Favre wasn't sure.
"I don't see it any time soon but that interest may change in the future," he said. "I think being involved in the Super Bowl was too much to pass up."
Interestingly, Favre returns to the NFL in the city where he led the Green Bay Packers to a 35-21 victory against the New England Patriots in 1997 Super Bowl. As of now, he said he is not making a prediction who will win Super Bowl XLVII.
Favre said he chose NFL GameDay Morning because he could work with friends such as Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Warren Sapp, and because the game is in New Orleans.
"Players and coaches who I have great memories of, and to do it from the field where I won a Super Bowl was a tough combination to pass up," Favre said.
"Between my appearance on NFL Network and my work with Virtual Fan Network, a new digital sports marketing company, it will be great to reconnect with NFL fans around the Super Bowl."
His work with San Francisco-based Virtual Fan Network has allowed Favre to see the 49ers more closely.
"I think both teams are good and very deserving of being in the Super Bowl," Favre said. "Both are very well coached and have great story lines.
"I have probably followed the 49ers more closely, and the way (quarterback Colin Kaepernick) is playing makes me think they have the advantage."
Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY Sports