Brunell to call it quits

Mark Brunell, who has spent the past two seasons mentoring Mark Sanchez with the New York Jets, is retiring from pro football, according to the Florida Times-Union.

Brunell, 41, broke into the NFL in 1993 with the Green Bay Packers and backed up Brett Favre early on before guiding the Jacksonville Jaguars to previously unseen heights for an expansion team, including two AFC title games in the franchise's first five years of existence.

Later, Brunell bounced to Washington and New Orleans (where he won a Super Bowl ring as Drew Brees' backup in 2009) and finally to the Jets.

"I only saw one [football] game each that my two youngest sons [10-year-old Luke, 13-year-old Joseph] played," Brunell said Monday. "I don't want to miss any more."

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