Brett Favre won't stop his grandsons from playing football, but admits he'd be relieved to see them choose another sport.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback appeared on CBS Sports' "Pick Six" podcast ahead of the release of the documentary he helped produce, "Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis," which sheds light on head-to-turf collisions and what can be done to fix the issue.
"I have three grandsons - and people may wonder why a retired player would be so adamant about concussions and making the environment safer - I don't know if they'll play football. They're 8 (years), 3 (years) and several months old," Favre said.
"What little bit I know now - and it's more than when I played - concussions (are) not good. And definitely not for a youth. And so, there is something out there that can make the environment safer, aside from helmets, and that is the surface. I think you have to look at the surface as an equal if not more important than the equipment you wear."
Asked what direction he'd push them in, Favre said he'd prefer they take a "safer route" like golf.
"I'm not going to encourage them to play. I'm not going to discourage (them)," he said. "But I say this to everyone who will listen: If my grandsons were to say ... 'Will you be my caddy in golf? I think I'm going to do golf instead of football,' I would be much more happy, satisfied, and excited by that then by them playing football."
"Shocked" premieres Jan. 11 at 6:30 p.m. ET on Stadium.