Brett Favre: Not About Money

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Don't throw any money at me!

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre does not play for money, but he will sure as hell take that additional $3.5 million you want to throw at him.

No, Brett Favre clearly stated earlier this month that if Brett Favre came back to the Minnesota Vikings, he would not be coming back for the money. The Vikings paid no attention to what Brett Favre had to say and offered him an extra $3.5 million anyway, raising his 2010 salary to $16.5 million.

Of course, Brett Favre, not being at all about money, refused the offer.

Oh… wait a second… nope… Brett Favre gladly pocketed the extra $3.5 million.

With newly-included incentives, Favre could earn as much as $20 million this season.

This is only speculation, but we suspect there are no penalties for chucking a ball across your body with your team’s playoff fate on the line and blowing the whole goddam thing.

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16 Comments on "Brett Favre: Not About Money"

  1. Yah smoking mirrors..its always has been about the money and his larger then life ego..blame Ron Wolf for that.

    I do admit I’m looking forward to the NFL opener…as a Saint’s fan of course!

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  3. jeremy

    The hilarious thing about this is that Favre said in his presser today that this will be his last season. I thought he’d wait until at least week 2 before retiring again.

    • Abe Frohman

      He’s already setting the stage for IndecisionFest 2011!!

      I saw parts of that presser too. Was it just me or did you also scratch your head and think “what does that mean?” a bunch of times. I was also impressed with his aw shucks good old boy act completely naive to the media circus that he created.

  4. Nick

    It pains me to say this, but the vikes must have someone like, Lee Remmel, making smart decisions. This is a good PR move for them.

    Unfortuently, TED and Fat Mike, forever tarnished what Lee spent some 60 years protecting. That is, the reputation of this organization.

    Who would want to play for this organization? That’s right, Ted “builds through the draft” because he cannot get a free agent to come to this town after his Shenanigans.

    • toolkien

      Think they’ll be coming now, if asked?

      It may also interest you to know that the team the Packers just played (and beat) in SB 45 have built their team with LESS free agents and trades than the Packers. Coincidence both made the SB?

      No, by all means let’s pay and reward players for their best efforts with another team. People are still so hung up that that, yes, the Packers built a team in the 90’s through free agency – but THEN It was in it’s infancy. They signed Reggie for a multi-year $17 million deal TOTAL. Now guys are getting $12 Million a SEASON. It’s nonsense (part of what is going to stop once a new CBA is put through). Simply put it is not worth it to pay that much money for a guy’s DECLINING years. You might get one or two good years, but at too much cost and you will be old real quick (just like the Packers in 1998).

      Right now the Packers that Ted Thompson bult are the envy of most, if not all, GM’s in the league. Young, talented, and, I’ll say it, cheap. The idea is to get talent that will prosper, give you their best first five or six years, rinse and repeat. The Patriots have succeeded this way, with a few free agents sprinkled in. The last few years they hit free agency pretty big and haven’t won much. They go back to a young team and weren’t supposed to do much – 14 and 2. Huh! Whodda thought?

      So here the Pack are with a Super Bowl in pocket, a drafts worth of proven players coming back from injury, sitting with a Colts-in-their-prime Offense and a Steeler/near Ravens like Defense.

      What a bunch of idiots, you’re right.

  5. To be honest, if someone wanted to give me an extra $3.5 mill for no particular reason, I’d take it in a heartbeat. I don’t blame him in the least for that. Hell, I’d be happy with just 1% of that.

  6. Matt Fox

    I know, seriously, Who the fuck wants to play for this team in the middle of nowehere Wisconsin now that Brett Favre is gone? Seeing as, in the past two years, the Packers couldn’t get a single good F.A. they have gone after… no one. Nice one Teddy.

  7. Rob

    Why do we need overpaid and over hyped free agents when we have drafted players like Aaron Rogers, Greg Jennings, Clay Matthews, Jermichael Finley, Nick Collins, etc? Besides, Charles Woodson was free agent and he got that award, what was is called? Oh yeah, Defensive Player of the Year. That Ted Thompson sure is stupid.

    So, WAKE UP and quit your baby whining and either get behind the Packers or find a different franchise bitch about. I can assure you that you won’t be missed. ;)

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