The Ongoing Brett Favre Saga

Pat DennyContributor IMay 14, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - JANUARY 20:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Green Bay Packers reacts after a Packers touchdown during the NFC championship game against the New York Giants on January 20, 2008 at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Giants defeated the Packers 23-20 in overtime to advance to the Superbowl XLII.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Here we go again.  Favre, retired? Playing? Somewhere in the middle? 

It all started his last year as a Packer. Favre haD one of his best recent years, leading his Cheeseheads to the NFC Championship, only to lose in a valiant effort to the New York Giants. 

Then Favre called the press conference where he said "I'm just tired," and announced his "retirement." 

March and April roll around and, of course, Favre rumors about wanting to play roll in.

The Packers finally say, "You know what, we need to move on, you aren't the player you were in your MVP seasons, and Aaron Rodgers is ready to go." 

Brett Favre still had that competitive drive and absolute love for the game of football, so he moved on to the Jets where he became "Brett the Jet." 

Brett, you had me there, you had my blessing, you were playing for the pure love of the game and your competitor attitude. 

I loved it. 

Favre played well in the first half of the season, but by the end of the season, he really was tired, and his torn bicep was catching up to him.  Favre threw 22 interceptions, and 22 touchdowns, throwing for 3,472 yards.

Finishing rough, Favre finally calls it quits and it seems legitimate this time. 

Now, here we go again.  May rolls around, and we hear it again: Favre considering a comeback.  Now he is interested in returning to the league to play for the Minnesota Vikings—a team in need of a quarterback, the NFC North reigning champions.

Brett Favre comes in and now has a real chance at a title.  Now the question is why does Brett want to return?  Is it the competitive drive and love for the NFL? Or is it to stick it to the in-division Packers for moving on without him? 

If Brett has that competitive drive, is healthy enough, and is willing to be a part of the team and play the entire season, he is clear to play in my book.

If he wants to stick it to Green Bay, stay home and stay in the Wrangler commercials. 


Leave me a comment tell me what Brett should do.