Brett Favre In a Purple Jersey? Anything is Possible

Tanner ThomsSenior Analyst IMay 2, 2009

The rumors of Brett Favre to the Vikings continue to roll in. Usually I'm not a sucker to buy into the rumors, but this time it was far too compelling for me to resist.

Favre was released from the Jets this past week. This move was expected after Favre retired shortly after the 2008-2009 season.

From the moment Brett was released, people started to speculate what would come next in the Favre saga.

Some think he will stay retired, and some think that his next destination will be in Minnesota.

Months ago, I would have said that there is absolutely no chance Brett returns to the NFL. Now, I am forced to go back on my words.

In advance, I would like to apologize to "M Holly". His idea of Favre returning once again to the NFL seemed ludicrous at one point, but now it doesn't seem too far-fetched.

For years now, people have been saying that the Vikings are a quarterback away from the Super Bowl. There is no denying this statement.

Favre will turn 40 years old come October. Typically, the arm of a quarterback after they turn 35, starts to wear down and their accuracy and strength begins to deteriorate.

Brett has shown no real signs that his arm has gone to rubble. He still throws a tremendous spiral and his passes still sting the hands of a receiver.

Last year, Favre threw for 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. These numbers earned Brett his 10th career Pro Bowl nomination. Unfortunately, Brett decided not to appear in this game.

My point is that Brett can return to the NFL, and still make an impact on some team.

It's likely that the only team interested in Favre will be the Minnesota Vikings, who Brett has expressed many times in wanting to play for.

The scenario could not be any more perfect.

Brett would love to get one more super bowl ring on his hand. The Vikings would be an instant favorite in the NFC North, and possibly the whole league if they got Favre.

An offense composed of Favre, Adrian Peterson, Chester Taylor, Bernard Berrian, Percy Harvin, Visanthe Shiancoe, and a great offensive line, spells trouble for the opposing defense.

Minnesota would have an unstoppable force that they once had with the Culpepper-to-Moss routine.

I will not get my hopes up quite yet. If it's meant to be, Favre will be signed before the 2009 season.

Do not pre-order your Favre with the Vikings jersey quite yet. Wait for more information to come in over the next few weeks.