This is almost comical. Howard Balzer is saying the Green Bay Packers have reached out to Brett Favre in the wake of Aaron Rodgers’ fractured collarbone.
Word is the Packers have reached out to Brett Favre.
— Howard Balzer (@HBalzer721) November 5, 2013
My immediate reaction was, who the hell is Howard Balzer? Well, apparently he writes for USA Today, but I wouldn’t say he’s, like, Jay Glazer or anything.
Earlier this season, the St. Louis Rams reached out to Favre. They had just lost Sam Bradford to a torn ACL. At the time, Favre shot down any rumors of another comeback, potential or otherwise, saying he planned to stay retired.
So, someone called Favre’s agent Bus Cook this morning and Cook reiterated that.
Talked with Bus Cook this morning. Assured me that Brett Favre is retired. #Packers
— Gabe Neitzel (@gneitzel16) November 5, 2013
However… let’s play devil’s advocate here for a second. We all know Favre has been trying to get back in the good graces of the Packers organization and fans in recent years.
What better way to make everyone forget those two disgusting years in Minnesota Vikings purple than a triumphant exit from Lambeau Field as a player for the Packers?
I know, I know. Favre was awful in his final season with the Vikings. You know it, the Vikings know it and Favre knows it. Ultimately, he said his poor play that season was the reason he had decided to hang it up for good.
It’s an interesting notion though. We should probably monitor Austin Straubel to see if there are any private planes headed to Hattiesburg.