Well, it's almost time for training camp, and this time of year just wouldn't be the same without Brett Favre rumors. And the latest...
Favre asked to be released by the New York Jets, which allows him to sign with any team at all, including a team within the NFC North conference, which was prohibited in his contract with the Jets. The Minnesota Vikings are in desperate need of a quarterback, and many sports analysts believe that if they could get one, they would be destined to win it all.
I don't know if I agree with that, but I do think they have a lot of tools. Their defense was one of the best in the league last year. They did have some weaknesses in the passing game and drafted two defensive backs this year. Both could find playing time this season.
They shored up the offensive line with Phil Loadholt and also added a weapon in Percy Harvin, who seems to have elite speed and excellent cutback ability. He could make a huge difference in the Vikings' passing game. The Vikings' leading receiver only had 968 yards.
So, why wouldn't Favre come back for one more try. Sure he's getting older and his body doesn't respond the way it used to. But if Favre is ready and worries about the cold weather, then all he needs to do is look at the Vikings' schedule the last two months and see it's primed for him to return.
Let's take a look:
- Week 9 - Bye
- Week 10 - at home
- Week 11 - at home
- Week 12 - at home
- Week 13 - at Arizona
- Week 14 - at home
- Week 15 - at Carolina
- Week 16 - at Chicago
- Week 17 - at home
That's one cold weather game, and that seems perfect to me.
Everyone gets tired of the Favre saga every spring, and I happen to be one of them. But if Favre can somehow look at all the pieces, he might see that the puzzle is almost done, and the picture is him holding another Lombardi trophy. Could Favre be a Viking in '09? I think it could work.