Hey, Remember Me? I’m Brett Favre
Yeah, just when we thought we wouldn’t have to mention the name Brett Favre again…
Well, let’s be honest. We knew we were going to have to mention Favre again. We knew we were going to have to talk about Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings.
And so today it starts in earnest again.
Fox Sports Jay Glazer filed a report this morning stating that it was his opinion Favre would join the Vikings. It’s important to reiterate that this was Glazer’s opinion.
There is no contract. Glazer merely said that it’s his feeling, after spending time at Vikings’ camp, that Favre will join the team. However, he backed up his prediction with some pretty convincing statements.
During my two days in Mankato, nearly everyone I talked to within the team talked about Favre joining not as an “if” but rather a “when,” Glazer wrote.
He went on to quote two unnamed Vikings’ players, who backed up the Glazer’s prediction.
“I’m telling you it’s already done,” said one Viking. “Right after the Indy game (first preseason game). I don’t think anyone here doesn’t think that.”
Another Viking said, “I don’t know if it’s done, but I think he’ll be in by the third preseason game.”
We, of course, are enamored with this news. We love Brett Favre. We love this situation. And we love the Minnesota Vikings.
So, despite the fact current Vikings quarterback Sage Rosenfels went 10-for-13 for 91 yards against the Colts on Friday, it looks like Favre’s shadow will continue to loom over the Vikings organization and dominate the sports news cycle.
It’s only fair to point out that Favre has said nothing to put himself back in this position. The last word we got from him was that he would stay retired – that he didn’t feel his body could endure the rigors of the NFL season. Of course, we’ve heard that tune before.
In all likelihood, Favre didn’t want to go through training camp. Once the regular season approaches, it would be no surprise if Favre suddenly got the “itch” to play again.
Would the Vikings welcome him aboard after being spurned previously? Of course. Sage Rosenfels makes the Minnesota Vikings a contender for the NFC North crown. Brett Favre makes the Minnesota Vikings a Super Bowl contender.
So let’s all hold our breath while King Favre and the Minnesota Vikings work this out.
Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.