Brett Favre: Minnesota's Answer, Every Football Fan's Nightmare

Mike CraigCorrespondent IMay 6, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 11: A fan of Brett Favre #4  poses before the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Minnesota Vikings on November 11, 2007 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

It's not secret that I am a huge Brett Favre fan. I have two Brett Favre Jerseys. One for the Packers, and the other for the Jets. I know a lot more than your average person does about Mr. Favre. For example, I know that his home town is Kiln, Mississippi, where as I've heard a lot of people say he lives in some other town in Mississippi.

I know that his first pass in the NFL went for a touchdown to the other team. As a matter of fact, he was on the Atlanta Falcons, and he threw an interception to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. I also happen to know that his first pass as a Green Bay Packer was to himself. At least he completed that one huh?

I'm one of those people who was a Brett Favre fan first, a Green Bay Packers fan second. However, you will not see me jumping up and down when No. 4 ends up playing for the Minnesota Vikings.

Brett Lorenzo Favre is a household name, he has been for many years. Unfortunately, it's not much of a good thing when his name is brought up in households these days. To see Mr. Favre in a purple and yellow jersey may be a little weird.

Who do the Vikings have? Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels. Who do I want on my team? Brett Favre, Tarvaris Jackson, or Sage Rosenfels? Such a hard decision. Or is it? Brad Childress seems to think Favre is who he wants on his team and I honestly cannot blame him.

Minnesota's Answer

The Vikings have Adrian Peterson. He is an amazing running back. Some may even say the best running back. It is arguable, but he definitely makes the top five. Who's backing up AP? Chester Taylor, that's who. He is a good backup. You cannot go wrong with Minnesota's running attack.

So how about their passing attack? They must have decent wide receivers to make Tarvaris Jackson look decent last season. Speaking of Jackson, he is not the answer to the future of the purple and yellow. Neither is Sage Rosenfels. Maybe John David Booty, but his time is definitely not now.

So if Brad Childress brings in Mr. Favre, No. 4, the "Iron Man" of football, it will make the receivers look even better for one.

Secondly, it will also help AP out (not that he really needs it). Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson on the same team.

The Vikings made the playoffs last season. Sure, they lost in the first round, but they still made it. That was without a good quarterback. Now imagine a Minnesota Vikings team with Brett Favre. I do believe that Brett Favre is the answer, at least right now, for Minnesota.

The Nightmare

The problem with this for us football fans is seeing him come back for another season. No, that's not even the problem. If Brett wants to come back and play, then so be it, let him. Everyone needs to shut up about him needing to stay retired because that is not our decision.

However, the real problem will be watching Brett Favre play on a team that we all know he does not belong on.

Sure, Green Bay pretty much told him he needed to retire. So he did, and then ended up coming back to play for the New York Jets. Did Favre really belong on the Jets? No, not really, but it didn't look that wrong. In the end, everyone accepted it and moved on with their lives.

Yet, Brett Favre on the Vikings—I do not believe many fans will be able to get over it.

Who can get used to No. 4 wearing a purple jersey and helping the Vikings beat the Packers? In the end, Favre's name may become tarnished. However, he may also end up playing a pivotal role in helping the Vikings win a championship. Maybe.

So as you can see, things may not be looking too bright for the 2009 NFL Football season. Will Brett come back? Well if he really is meeting with Brad Childress, then my bet is yes, he will. Will I be happy with Mr. Favre playing for the Minnesota Vikings? No, I will not. Will I buy the jersey? You bet I will.