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Vikings Ben Leber Thinks Favre Could Come Back

Brett Favre

Ben Leber thinks Favre could do it again.

We haven’t speculated about [intlink id=”41″ type=”category”]Brett Favre[/intlink] coming out of retirement again and for good reason.

Favre maintained 2010 was his last season throughout the year and filed his retirement papers with the league once the season ended. Every indication is Brett Favre is retired from football.

Of course, this is Brett Favre we’re talking about. He’s come out of retirement three times.

We’re also talking about the [intlink id=”35″ type=”category”]Minnesota Vikings[/intlink], who are in need of a quarterback.

While it looks like they’re going to draft one early, the Vikings would be wise to have a veteran on hand while the rookie learns the ropes. And the Vikings are probably just delusional enough to think they can get one more season out of a 42-year-old Favre, despite the turd that his final season was.

Vikings linebacker Ben Leber was recently posed the question by PFT’s Mike Florio (way to create a story, bro!). If the NFL’s labor mess drags on and eliminates offseason programs and part of training camp, could Favre come out of retirement?

Leber, of course, bit.

“That’s a good question. I don’t know. I’d like to think it’s going to benefit a guy like that, not to have to go through the offseason stuff and training camp — just the time on your legs and all that stuff. If there’s one guy that can do it, I certainly think he can do it.” Leber said. “If he wants to do it, I don’t know. That’s up to him. I think he’s proven that physically he can still do it and I don’t know how he does. I’d like to know his secret, but if that’s the case, I think people would love to have him on the team. We’ll see if he wants to come back.”

I have a hard time believing new Vikings coach [intlink id=”1342″ type=”category”]Leslie Frazier[/intlink] wants to be chained to Favre. We all saw how that worked out for [intlink id=”66″ type=”category”]Brad Childress[/intlink].

I also have a hard time believing Favre wants to get beat down again like he did last season, especially for a team that looks like it’s going nowhere.

Then again, this is Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings we’re talking about.

In the full interview, Leber discusses the labor situation, why the Vikings were a hot mess last season, and his future, in addition to Favre.

Monty McMahon

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



  1. Vijay March 22, 2011

    This is Vikings news…change the beat. I’ll give you a better subject. NFL Draft – GO!

  2. jeremy March 22, 2011

    ” I’d like to think it’s going to benefit a guy like that, not to have to go through the offseason stuff and training camp”

    Really? That worked out great last season.

  3. Dieter March 22, 2011

    You need a brain check Ben… Frazier said, and rightly so, “I do not see any scenario where I pick up the phone and call Brett”.
    Effing Childress jumped with both feet and effed us for years to come, wasting a pretty decent roster with TJoke abd Favre.

  4. Wayne March 22, 2011

    I dropped NFL Ticket after Favre retired. He was simply fun to watch and, as an old guy, I was pulling for him all the way. If he came out of retirement I’ll re-up NFL Ticket. If he stays retired, I’ll go fishing on Sunday afternoons and just check the scores on the Internet. If you want to watch really good football at reasonable prices, go to a high school game or a small college game where the game still is played for fun by kids who love playing. It is cheaper and a lot more fun. Who cares what the Vikes, the Packers, or any other NFL team does in the offseason, if there will even be a season, or changes to NFL rules? Good players are paid too much; third stringers aren’t paid enough; and the owners (and the NFL) are gouging the typical fan. So, yeah, I would love to see an all-geriatric team playing because they love doing it. Just imagine getting Barry Sanders, John Riggins, Jerry Rice, and a whole bunch of old guys out of retirement to team up with Favre. I would watch it just to see the glimpses of what was once their greatness. Maybe the NFL owners will cough up a little of the profits from those games to fund the health insurance of all those former players who gave it their all and now and just getting it “all the way” up there. Hey, we could resurrect the old AFL – All old-Farts League.

  5. Johnny Appleseed March 22, 2011

    Wayne, oh, Wayne.

  6. S. March 22, 2011

    Wayne, I’m sure it wasn’t coincidence that your remark was number 4! I, too, am through with football; it just won’t be any fun without Favre. I think your “All Geriatric Team’ is an excellent idea!!

  7. El Tigre March 22, 2011

    Oh how I wish he would come back. I couldn’t get enough of Favre running for his life, holding on to the ball to long, getting slammed, and not to mention that look on his face after throwing a pick. Strolling back to the sideline unbuckling his chin strap avoiding any contact with the coach. Please come back, please!

  8. m. March 23, 2011

    Interesting…like they said he has been out of retirement 3 times… might as well make it “4” ;)

  9. Michael March 23, 2011

    I have to agree with the gentlemen posting before me. I live in WI. When Favre went to NY, I started going to a bar with NFL Ticket to watch the games. When he went to MN, I did the same thing (I even made it to the Metrodome for an ’09 game against Seattle where he threw 4 TD’s.) The season just won’t hold the same appeal for me without him to watch – fishing sounds like a great idea on Sundays.

  10. Buddy XLV March 28, 2011

    All you “Brent Favre” fans can go watch High School football with all the teenagers making out and cheerleaders dropping each other on the track. Us “Packer” fans will be with our adult friends watching an adult game, the NFL. I’ve watched Favre ever since he started. He’s emotional roller coaster, you can’t always count on him. As for Rodgers he is much more consistent and more reliable. I know teenagers like drama, but us adults like consistancy.

  11. roderick williams July 22, 2011

    i think iron brett got 1 more in him with the vikings they haave all the pices harvin shanvole berian rice i think thgey can win it look when they went to the nfc title gamecan up short but like they say third time always the charm then doing the lockout going on he can get his shoulder healthy in be ready to compete this season in wen he healthy they gonna be winning brett u have 1 more n u go get dem packs n bears