Brett Cut By Jets; Are We Set for Another "Favre-Ful" Summer?

David ArreolaSenior Analyst IApril 29, 2009

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 21:   Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets runs up the middle during the game against the Seattle Seahawks on December 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jets 13-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

On Tuesday night, the New York Jets released quarterback Brett Favre from their retired-reserve list.

Favre is now an unrestricted free agent and is free to sign anywhere he wants with no penalty towards the Jets.

Despite his adamant dedication to his retirement, speculation is unavoidable for the former NFL superstar. Favre has gone on the record saying "At this time, I am retired and have no intention of returning to football."

But whether you believe that or not is a different story. It was around last May that Brett Favre made the Packers aware of his desire to return, and it was around last June when he went public with those feelings.


So, Favre's statement aside, the question is, who would sign the most prolific quarterback in NFL history if he chose to come back?

The answer is, simply, nobody.

There is not a team in the NFL that would entertain the idea of signing the 39-year-old future Hall of Famer.


What about the Vikings, you say?

No, the Vikings have already stated that they have absolutely no interest in signing Favre. Minnesota's GM said, "Maybe if it was 15 years ago, but at this time, we have no interest in signing Brett Favre."


But surely the quarterback-collecting Buccaneers?

Not them either. With a new coach in town, there is no real pressure to win immediately.

Jon Gruden wanted Favre because he knew that he needed to win or lose his job. While Favre would be a great teacher for future quarterback Josh Freeman, it is likely Tampa Bay would not spend money or time on a quarterback who will only play one year.


Every other team in the NFL either has a stable starter or a young quarterback that they are committed to.

Even if Brett Favre wants to come back, it is likely no team would want him. The only team I could possibly fathom taking Favre would be...

The Buffalo Bills. Still, a very, very long shot.