It's been a while since we've had a juicy Brett Favre rumor, so this is as good a time as any to drop one right in your lap.
UPDATE: September 25, 2013 at 1:18 p.m. ET by Gabe Zaldivar
It's been fun, but it's time to forget all about what was already a tenuous rumor to begin with, because former Favre colleague Greg Jennings is stamping out the comeback rumblings.
Greg Jennings laughs off Brett Favre comeback talk: "Brett is riding off into the sunset. ... Brett is gone. Brett is gone."— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 25, 2013
Well, that settles that.
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Hicks does begin by stressing that neither he nor Cook are trying to start a "Will Favre return to the NFL?" rumor. Cook is merely astonished at how fantastic Favre is looking these days, and he wants to shout it from the mountaintops.
Here is what Cook had to say while speaking at the New Horizons Credit Union-1st & 10 Club meeting at Heron Lakes Country Club.
Today, he could play today. I saw him the other day. He's in the best shape I've ever seen him in, physically.
His arms look like a blacksmith's arms. He rides a bike probably 30-50 miles a day. He runs four or five miles a day. He's coaching at the high school and they're undefeated. He loves it. His body fat is 7.5 percent and he weighs 225 pounds. He could play today, better than a lot of them out there today.
First off, Favre is doing this retirement thing all wrong. You are supposed to gain an immediate 15 pounds, hit the golf course weekly and have a mimosa in your hand at all times. Feel free to exchange a Bloody Mary or Michelada for that mimosa if you choose.
Second, we can try our hardest to put the toothpaste back in the tube, but it's already out there, clogging up the drain and causing a mess all around the sink. The mere mention of Favre means we can expect the usual amount of debate as to whether the 43-year-old could come back and play.
Even SportsGrid's Eric Goldschein offered his thoughts on various teams that might have use for the old man, who Cook seems content to explain is now as chiseled as a ever.
Are there teams that could use a quarterback who can get the ball from Point A to Point B without failing horribly? Of course.
Still, there is a huge, gaping chasm between wanting to bring in a veteran for a tryout and welcoming the media circus that would come with giving Favre a call to come run the offense.
We are going to stuff this in the absurd pile of things that will never happen, hoping that is enough to snuff out the small embers of this particular rumor.
Not this time. Not this year.
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If Cook wants to explain that his client can still play as he waves his hands in the air proclaiming that he isn't trying to start anything, we will believe him.
Fine, Favre is in the best shape of his life. The ol' gunslinger is a modern marvel who slays Father Time with one 50-mile bike ride at a time.
We will go ahead and take you on your word if it means we don't have to hear about any comeback rumblings until at least next year.
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