Favre Still Hurting, But Vikings Think He’ll Play Two More Years

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Favre is still recovering from this beating.

Will he or won’t he?

It has pretty much been a foregone conclusion around these parts that Lord Brett Favre would return for the 2010 season to play quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings. But not so fast, apparently.

Steve Mariucci, Favre’s quarterbacks coach during his early years with the Green Bay Packers and close friend, says Favre’s ankle still hasn’t fully healed from last season. It’s something that has Favre questioning if he should play in 2010… or perhaps Favre just decided people weren’t paying enough attention to Favre, so he decided to throw that out there.

Either way, Favre is now squarely back in the spotlight he craves.

“He’s trying to heal up,” Mariucci said. “I talked to him a few days ago. His body is recovered except for that ankle. That’s not quite ready yet. It’s an ankle that he had surgery on twice before, and it’s still pretty puffy. You remember he came out of [the NFC Championship] game with the ankle and went back in, but it’s still swollen.”

“He’s trying to determine: Is his body telling him something here? Or is he going to be feeling better in due time.”

While there appears to be at least a slight chance Favre won’t play in 2010, the Vikings apparently aren’t worried about it.

“… he still hasn’t made up his mind, and the Vikings are not rushing him. That’s what’s a little bit crazy about it,” Mariucci said. “I thought maybe they’d say, ‘Listen, could you tell us by draft day, please, so we could determine where we’re going to go.’ But I don’t think their draft needs are having to do with Brett. Because I think they are OK at quarterback. If he plays or if he doesn’t play, it doesn’t matter. I think Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will be there to play. They were supposed to be there last year to play.”

I’m just going to throw this out there – the Vikings are NOT the same team with Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels playing quarterback as they are with Favre playing quarterback. If coach Brad Childress thinks they are, well, then he’s dumber than even I thought.

If Favre doesn’t return, the Packers become the odds-on favorite to win the NFC North.

Of course, Mike Florio reports that the Vikings aren’t worried about turning the team over to Tarvaris Jackson or anyone else because they think Favre will play two more seasons.

We’re told that, despite Favre’s silence, the Vikings think he’ll play two more years.  If that’s the case, there’s no reason to begin grooming his replacement now.

If that’s the case, then great! The Packers will have plenty of opportunities to get revenge on Favre for getting revenge on them. You know?

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Monty McMahon is one of the founders of Total Packers. He is probably the most famous graduate of UW-Oshkosh next to Jim Gantner.

7 Comments on "Favre Still Hurting, But Vikings Think He’ll Play Two More Years"

  1. jeremy

    I hope they never retire his number at Lambeau. If I was TT I’d give #4 to every scrub QB I could drag off the street for a camp arm.

  2. Ken

    Cut this “Favre shit”. If not for the press creating off season stories about Favre, we wouldn’t have this B.S. This is between Favre and Minnesota and no one else. So soon we forget the 2005 rumors of TT seeking to phase out Favre as he had when he purged most of the team he inherited over 3-4 years. A history lesson for you young folks … the Packers was considered the graveyard for players pre 1992. The Packers were for the most part, an inconsquential team between 1968 and 1993. Now it wasn’t all Favre … but he triggered the most important position of any football team. Reggie While said that as Favre goes, so will the Packers. The Packers dominated well into the 2000s. Now let’s stop this Favre bashing crap. He served the Packers well, and for one year each, the Jets & Vikings. This unbecoming bashing sounds more like bar room “big talk” blabbering than intelligent conversation!

  3. Ken

    Cut this “Favre crap”. If not for the press creating off season stories about Favre, we wouldn’t have this B.S. This is between Favre and Minnesota and no one else. We forget the 2005 rumors of TT phasing out Favre as he did much of the team he inherited. A history lesson for you young folks … the Packers were considered the graveyard for players pre-1992. The Packers were for the most part, an inconsquential team between 1968 and 1993. Now it wasn’t all Favre … but he triggered the most important position on any football team. Reggie White said that as Favre goes, so will the Packers. The Packers dominated well into the 2000s. Now let’s stop this Favre bashing. He served the Packers well, and for one year each, the Jets & Vikings. This unbecoming bashing sounds more like bar room blabbering than intelligent dialogue.

  4. jeremy

    Sorry Ken, but we don’t like Favre anymore because he turned out to be a shelfish prick. He was paid well for his play in Wisconsin, but his legacy was obviously not as important to him as revenge against the state of WI. He’s plays for the Vikings now and he is the enemy, lower than dirt. Monty’s free to say what he wants, and point out that the load of lies and disingenuous sentiment by him and his lacky Bus Cook serves no other purpose than knieving his way out of training for the season like every other NFL player is expected too. I look forward to watching him blow it at the end when it counts the most one more year.

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