All of us have heard the rumors about Brett Favre for the last two weeks or so.
But, today the Green Bay Packers offered Brett Favre $20 million for ten years to stay retired.
That is absurd, but I also heard rumors about the Packers trading within the NFC North.
The Bears and Vikings were teams considered.
The only other teams I have heard in the mix are the NY Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
I would really be upset if he went to the Minnesota Vikings because that would give them a player who can perform better than Tavaris Jackson.
I watched Tavaris Jackson only once, in the game against the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football last season, and he was very bad.
He threw three interceptions and had a 50 QB rating.
He is clearly not the answer.
So, I am sure Viking fans will have mixed feelings if Favre plays for Minnesota this season.
They have despised him for so long.
Now, to the Chicago Bears.
For a period of time I really believed it was possible for the Bears to get Favre, but now with everything I have been reading, the trade is highly unlikely.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated said Chicago is one of Favre’s preferred destinations.
But, Brian Urlacher appeared on Dan Patrick show this morning and when he was asked whether he could see Favre playing for a couple of NFC North rivals, he made it clear what he thought.
Brian Urlacher said: “Ooohh, no. I don’t see how that would be possible. No way.”
Dan Patrick asked why and Urlacher said: “Why? … First of all, we’re in the division. Ummm, we got two good quarterbacks as it is. … I just don’t see how that would be a possibility.”
Brian Urlacher then said: “I could see him in a Viking uniform, though. I guess they’re going after him pretty hard. OK, well, if they got him, they’d be, uh, they’d be tough. The way they run the ball and with him … they’d be real, real tough.”
Urlacher later said he could see the Minnesota Vikings being a Super Bowl contender with Favre at quarterback.
“Yes, I would definitely think so. I mean, their defense is good. They have a great running game. I mean, nothing against Tarvaris Jackson, but they really haven’t thrown the ball that great, you know, the last couple of years. So if you put him in there, it automatically upgrades their passing game right there.”
Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette
The Chicago Bears two quarterbacks had something to say about the possibility of Favre being in Chicago.
“It’s hard to escape because you hear [Brett] Favre this, Favre that,” Rex Grossman said. “I try not to pay attention because I don’t really care. … Ever since I got pulled last year, I’ve tried to worry about everything I can control and nothing else.”
“I haven’t paid attention to it one bit because I have enough to worry about,” Kyle Orton said.
Ron Turner said, “I haven’t said a word about it. I hope they have enough sense to know there’s nothing to it. I heard that story and just laughed, wondered where these things come from. And I’m sure Rex and Kyle have the same reaction.”
So, the Chicago Bears are out of consideration.
That leaves Minnesota Vikings, NY Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Green Bay Packers as teams he could be with next season.
The NY Jets have a QB battle right now and I know they would love to bring him in, but NY is a big city, and he has not played in such a place before.
The problem with the Buccaneers getting Favre is Jeff Garcia and the four other quarterbacks on the roster in Tampa Bay.
Jon Gruden coached Brett Favre in Green Bay years ago and it would be a good fit for him, but this won’t happen.
The Vikings appear to be the top dogs in this Favre dilemma, because of their lack of depth at quarterback position. They already communicated with Brett.
Then, the Packers, he could end up there as a backup quarterback, but that would be awkward for everyone.
My prediction is the Minnesota Vikings.
So, Vikings fans should get excited.
Also, a thought for everyone in Green Bay, if Aaron Rodgers leads the Packers to the playoffs, than Brett Favre will quickly be forgotten.