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Brett Favre to Minnesota? Bring It On

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 28:  Brett Favre #4 of The New York Jets looks to pass against The Miami Dolphins during their game on December 28, 2008 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Tim SeemanAnalyst IMay 1, 2009

Brett Favre has famously said that he's "still retired at this time" recently, and the speculation has begun regarding potential future destinations.  One of them is, of course, the Minnesota Vikings, a hated rival of one of Favre's former teams, Green Bay.

Let me say up front that I think Favre is hanging them up for good this time around.  Having said that, if he does come back, I won't spend my time worrying about it the way I did last spring.

What caused so much anxiety for me personally (and I would guess Packer fans in general) was the fact that Green Bay was heading into uncharted territory with Aaron Rodgers, not the threat of Favre playing for the Vikings

By and large, Favre would've been welcomed back to Green Bay by fans had the Packers went back on their word to Rodgers because of what Favre had meant to Green Bay for the previous 15 years and because of his reliability

The reason I won't be sweating another Favre fiasco is because my team will hold no stake in the final outcome.  Green Bay learned that Aaron Rodgers is more than serviceable as a starting quarterback.  If Favre does end up in Minnesota, it won't be any different than Chicago acquiring Jay Cutler

It will just give those at Lambeau more reason to despise the visiting team and more reason to look forward to watching divisional games.

Favre would be an improvement over Sage Rosenfels, Tarvaris Jackson, and J.D. Booty (great porn star name, by the way), but it wouldn't make the Vikings the prohibitive favorites as many of their fans think it would.  

Remember, the Packers were a few feet away (on a missed field goal) from sweeping the division champions last season, and the "vaunted" Viking defense gave up 48 points to the...um...explosive Chicago offense at Soldier Field last season.

So a Favre to Minnesota scenario doesn't bother me, and I would implore Packer fans reading this to not allow it to bother them either.

 

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