It's time to get excited Brett Favre fans. It was announced Wednesday morning that Brett Favre met with Minnesota Viking head coach Brad Childress this week. Favre was given his outright release by the New York Football Jets and is now a free agent. The likelihood that Brett will not return to the NFL now, would be more surprising than if he stayed in retirement. This seems like another Brett Favre saga that will be drawn out until September, but we'll see how it goes this time around.
On April 1, 2009 we posted an April Fools article about Brett Favre un-retiring and signing with Eric Mangini and the Cleveland Browns. While I was writing the article I wanted to come up with something funny, far stretched yet believable. I find it hilarious now that Brett Favre is actually considering another comeback to the NFL. If Brett Favre does sign with the Minnesota Vikings, does that make them a playoff contender? How will he fit in with the team and will his 40 year old body (with a healing torn bidep tendon) be able to go through the pain and suffering of another season as an NFL quarterback?
On Thursday things got a bit blurry. Reports stated that Brad Childress was in Mississippi to have dinner with Brett Favre on Wednesday night yet was seen entering the Minnesota Vikings facilities at 8am on Thursday morning. Neither Brad Childress and the Vikings nor Brett Favre and his agent have confirmed or denied the meeting between the two. However, Brett favre has allegedly hired his own personal quarterbacks coach to work with him while the Vikings would be at OTA's and mini-camps. If that doesn't tell you which way he's leaning, I don't know what more it would take aside from watching him sign his contract in person.
All I know is that I'm highly excited about this. I love Brett Favre and hope that he comes back for another season. The old gunslinger might need tot one it down a bit and realize he isn't what he was at a younger age, but I know he's got enough in him to make another run at the Superbowl. With Adrian Peterson, Bernard Berrian and some familiar faces for Favre on the sidelines, nothing would make me happier in September than to see #4 in any jersey, even if it's purple. Sorry Packers fans, I know that the Vikings are your rival, but Brett Favre was the face of your franchise and just wants to keep playing football. Favre can't get it out of his system because it's hard to do that. Don't hate a man that won you championships, MVP's and put a face on the map for Wisconsin. Be understanding that he's just a man that loves football and doesn't want to stop playing, ever! Would you?
Thanks to DavidErickson for the picture of Brett favre.