Packer, Jet, or Hopeful Viking: The NFL Wants Brett Favre

Long Island SoundContributor IMay 26, 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)

Luckily, the Brett Favre saga has not been covered as in depth as it was last summer, or the majority of the country would be praying to just see those priceless Wrangler commercials and that is all of Favre.  Whether you think of Favre's antics over the off-season as annoying and monotonous, his presence is still needed in the NFL.  

In the 2008 trade to the Jets, there was a unique clause embedded by the Packers stating that if the Jets traded him to the Vikings, they would hold the rights to three first round draft picks.  This stipulation held one of the only other possible suitors for Favre to virtually never land him. Until now.

Currently, the Vikings are communicating with Favre to rediscover any possible drive for the game, and to resolve the issue with his Bicep injury.  Hopefully, this deal happens not only for the Vikings, but for the NFL as well.

First, the Vikings are an above average quarterback away from being a legitimate Super Bowl competitor.  The Tarvaris Jackson and Gus Frerotte Vikings were limited to either a completely inaccurate quarterback or an immobile statue that slams his head into a fractured neck.

For the Vikings, the signing of Favre would dramatically help that team for what it intends to do.

By having the best runningback in the league in Adrian Peterson, many teams are compelled to put eight or even nine guys in the box to contain him, and with their mediocre options at quarterback teams were able to take that risk. 

Also, neither of them could hurt you with the deep ball: Tarvaris is inaccurate and Gus just lacked the zip.

Now imagine the Vikes with Favre, a team puts nine guys in the box, and play action is the call.  With one Favre patented helmet tap for Berrian to do a fly, every team will quickly learn to respect the quarterback position of the Vikings.

That has not been a possibility since Culpepper and Moss, and if you Viking fans think Sage Rosenfells will be able to do that, NO!

Favre with is cannon will utilize the speed of that receiving core, which now has Percy Harvin.  Favre will no longer be the main component of an offense, so for him to be a compliment to the best runningback in the NFL will combine for quite the duo.  Not only can the Vikings use Favre, but the NFL can as well.

Think of how story filled the NFC North could possibly be? Cutler to Bears. Rogers second season. Stafford begins.  FAVRE TO VIKINGS. Favre gets to return to Lambeau and play the Packers.  How much fun would this be?? The possibilities would be endless and each divisional game can hold to two major headlines.  

As sick as I was last summer about hearing about Favre, we all love to watch and see him play.  The offseason drama is fresh now, but when the whistle blows, every fan of the NFL would love to see No. 4 just one more time.

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