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Surprise, surprise... It looks like good ol' No. 4 just couldn’t put down the football, and this time, I think even Packer fans are a little less than thrilled. I’m not a Green Bay fan, but I’ve always liked and respected Brett, and I know that I’m pretty sick of this act.
If Favre does complete his comeback, it will leave the Packers with three options: 1. He’s the starter, Aaron Rodgers be-damned. 2. He’s traded, hopefully not to a division rival. 3. Favre is dropped and allowed to find the best deal available, again, hopefully not going to another team in the NFC North.
You know what? I’m just going to come right out and say it... Brett Favre is an idiot.
Enough with the sugar-coating.
I know he can still play. I know that his body feels good now. So what? We’ve already seen two tearful goodbyes, and if he did have any sense, he would spare us all a third.
After the team’s success last year, he could have easily stayed if he wanted to, but he blew it. Green Bay has finally and reluctantly started to move on.
Take your records and get gone, Brett. Keep some kind of dignity. Don’t you realize you’re like a desperate ex-boyfriend who keeps calling and stalking the girl that left him?
It’s sad, really. He’s wishy-washy, has no consideration for his team and will most likely deal a devastating blow to his legacy. For someone who’s supposed to be a tough guy, he’s sure starting to look like a pampered brat with an over-inflated sense of self-entitlement.
I've lost all respect for him.
The worst thing about it is that he will absolutely ruin his reputation if he comes back. He won’t play for Green Bay, and he won’t go to a contender. He’ll probably end up in Chicago or Minnesota, possibly ruining his reputation if things in Green Bay get messy.
Seriously, can you imaging Favre in a Bears uniform? I guess Satan might as well start knitting himself hoof-mittens and a scarf.
Obviously, Brett will want to start wherever he ends up. He would love a chance to win, and at his advanced age, will need to see that chance very soon. Here are the places I’d be the least surprised to see him.
5. Houston – Here’s a wildcard. I’m not saying that Brett could help the Texans wrestle the AFC South crown from the Indianapolis Colts, but I do think that they’re on the verge of a playoff berth. Favre, obviously, would be a huge upgrade over Matt Schaub.
4. Green Bay – I think it would be an absolutely awful move, but you never know. To some extent, Favre has become bigger than the team, and at the very least, is the living, breathing embodiment of the Green Bay Packers. It may be an offer they just can’t refuse.
3. Atlanta – The Falcons could seek a slight reprieve for trading Favre away so many years ago. There’s definitely no clear starter, so the guys in Georgia might see Favre as the perfect mentor for QB-of-the-future Matt Ryan. Also, except for the Saints, Atlanta is the closest NFL team to Favre’s Mississippi home.
2. Chicago – The Bears’ window might be closing, but a guy like Favre could easily help them get through it before time runs out. They’ve played two years, or much longer really, with no quarterback, so a presence like Brett could make a huge difference. He’s known as a cold weather QB, so it would be a good fit geographically. Plus, with Aaron Rodgers starting in Green Bay, the Bears should have a shot at the division.
1. Tampa Bay – If Favre could deal with John Gruden, and I get the impression that they have some similar personality traits, then the Buccaneers would be a great fit. They already run a West Coast offense, and outside of Jeff Garcia, have a collection of below average signal callers. The receiving corps is good, and Tampa would have a great chance to repeat as the NFC South champion.
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