Favre To The Vikings, Over Or Under By Minicamp? I'll Take The Over!

Levi ElgersmaContributor IMay 16, 2009

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)

Will he? Won't he? With mini-camp two weeks away, I'm beginning to feel like a junior high school girl, wondering if he'll go to the dance with me. 

Well folks, we are on day 19 of "Favre Watch" with no end in sight.  In my mind, it is inevitable that Favre will be a Viking this season.  And it boils down to this: Brett Favre loves football.  Brett Favre loves winning.

Where is the only place that he can do both this year?  You've guessed it, the Minnesota Vikings. 

So what is the hold up?  The injury to his arm, yes.  But I also think he does not relish the idea of attending six weeks of OTA's and mini-camp before he even gets to start training camp!

That sounds like a lot of work for a 40 year old man.  And he knows it.  

So why are the Vikings interested in him?  Well, it may not be obvious to everybody, but he will be a significant upgrade over Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels. 

He will bring instant stability and success to the Vikings passing game. Bernard Berrian has already been quoted with excitement on the possibility of Favre to the Vikings.  He, as well as all the Vikings wide outs,  would surely benefit from having Favre under center.

However, the player who would benefit most I believe would be AP.  Peterson has been a dominant force in his first two years in the league.  He has averaged 5.2 yards per carry against eight and nine man fronts.

Favre would alleviate the defensive pressure on Peterson.  Because no D- Coordinator would be foolish enough to run Cover One with eight men playing the run against Favre.  Favre hasn't seen that type of coverage since high school.

It makes sense for Favre to be a Viking.  But don't expect him on the team any time soon.  So go ahead Brett, get the minor surgery, rehab it and report when training camp starts. The job will still be waiting for you.