My Bet: Brett Favre Hangs It Up Before The Season Ends

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Who's going to sit Favre? The Vikings, the NFL or Favre?

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre said he wanted to go home and “re-evaluate” after losing to the Green Bay Packers 31-3, on Sunday.

What re-evaluate means exactly, Favre didn’t say. Of course, there’s speculation Favre may hang it up before the season ends and with good reason.

The Vikings are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Favre’s stated goal in coming back this season was to play for a Super Bowl.

“I came back for a Super Bowl, you’re right. Also [there is] a chance that that doesn’t happen, probably a better chance that we don’t. And there’s a way better chance that you won’t play as well as last year. … But this is a little surprising. Again, I’m just going to go home and … I don’t want to say ‘think’ about this game. Just re-evaluate tomorrow.”

Now that we all know the Vikings aren’t going to get to the Super Bowl unless they buy tickets, what is Favre’s motivation?

In fact, what is the Vikings’ motivation to keep trotting him out there week after week? Not only are the Vikings playing for pride, but Favre is playing the worst football of his career.

On the season he has only 10 touchdowns against 17 interceptions, he’s lost five fumbles and he’s looking lost in the pocket. Not only isn’t Favre keeping the 3-7 Vikings in games, he’s taking them out of them.

With the organization now looking to next season, why wouldn’t they give Tarvaris Jackson a look?

Here’s the other wild card. The sexual harassment investigation against Favre is in the process of winding down. The NFL has spoken to Jenn Sterger, who allegedly received photos of Favre’s dick via text, and is now using electronic forensics to track those photos.

It looks like, one way or another, the league is going to know if Favre sent the photos or not. While he admitted to leaving voice messages for Sterger, he denied sending the photos.

If he lied to the NFL, Favre has one more reason to call it quits. If the photos were indeed of Lil’ Brett, there’s a good chance the NFL will suspend Favre.

Does he really want to go through that embarrassment?

When you add everything up, there’s no reason for Brett Favre to keep playing. If he sticks around he could well be benched by the Vikings if he isn’t suspended by the NFL, first

If I were betting, I’d bet Brett Favre retires before the Vikings or the NFL sends him to the bench.

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About The Author

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

11 Comments on "My Bet: Brett Favre Hangs It Up Before The Season Ends"

  1. Bogmon

    He’s completely beat to shit; the team doesn’t want him there anymore; his coach is on the doorstep of unemployment; and the owner is bleeding money…..

    He might as well jump ship now…it would only be more humiliating the longer he goes.
    At best they get 5 maybe 6 wins….What’s the point.
    Plus, he needs to get prepared for this messy divorce that’s coming.

  2. 12meninthehuddle

    2 more games and Brent will be at consec start 300. He will retire after that. The NFL and the Vikes will make sure that he is spared the benching and/or the suspension as long as he goes. Cue the ESPN and Fox retrospectives and the textdicking gets nicely swept under the rug once he is out of “public” life. That’s how i see this all playing out…….course, he could quit tomorrow……flip flopper.

  3. Tim

    Anyone notice how little they are covering this game on ESPN?
    Imagine if the Vikings were to have won…. ESPN would be Favre central.
    The Packers kick their asses in a way they haven’t been all season…. WITH their beloved Rice back and close to nothing.
    ESPN announcers don’t even have a close loss where they could have contorted Favre’s losing effort into some type of personal victory.

    • Madcity Packer Fan

      They don’t care about the Packers and we don’t give a shit about them. Favre ass lickers!

  4. Bogmon

    @ Tim. It’s kind of like the Dallas Game. The only story is the meltdown or the firing of a Coach.
    They don’t really get into celebrating a glorious victory because…well…it’s not really a story.
    “The Packers did what they were supposed to do. They fuckin’ rule; the Vikings suck……now here’s Tom with some NASCAR”

  5. Madcity Packer Fan

    When I go turn on ESPN in a bit all I am going to see is one of our many good plays and then all Favre and Chilly crying. It’s almost pointless waiting 20 minutes for a Packer story on ESPN when you see it on they’re drop down menu. I rely on Packers.com for video and this site for the conversation.

  6. Vijay

    Agree with the statements above…winning just isn’t as sexy as stories of anguish, turmoil and human suffering (speaking from a news perspective).

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