According to Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, yet another possible Brett Favre unretirement this offseason might be in the works (no shock there), and that any decision on Favre’s part to come back is likely the result of a desire on Favre’s part for revenge against the Green Bay Packers:
One NFL source insists Favre can’t peacefully retire until he finds a way to get revenge on the Packers. He wants back into the NFC North so he can face the Packers twice. The Bears traded for Jay Cutler and the Lions drafted Matthew Stafford. Hello, Minnesota.
“Favre can’t stand Green Bay,” the source said. “He wants to play Green Bay and say, ‘I told you so.’ His bitterness is creating this. I think he’s calling Minnesota. I think Minnesota is talking about this as we speak. You haven’t heard the end of Favre. No way. He is bionic. As long as somebody will let him in, he will play.”
To be honest, it’s sad to see what Brett Favre has become; instead of being remembered first and foremost for all his great accomplishments as a Green Bay Packer, he’ll be remembered instead as just another example of a great athlete who hung on way too long – Michael Jordan being another great example.
What’s more, even with Brett Favre, I don’t see the Vikings winning the NFC North, much less the Super Bowl, because Favre’s an aging quarterback who quite possibly has a bad arm, as he never did have his injury from last season surgically repaired.
The Packer fan in me hopes Brett Favre comes back from retirement for one more season with the Vikings, because I’d love to see him and his new team get crushed twice by the Packers.