Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre To Hop On The Vikings' Ship?

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)
Jake D'AgostinoCorrespondent IJune 13, 2009

Sorry, but I had to do it. Another Brett Favre article. It's not the first, and certainly will not be the last.

If you have picked up a newspaper and opened the sports section or turned on ESPN at any time during the past few months, then you have heard the news speculating a return from Brett Favre.

Again.

It was not enough to come out of retirement once, so Favre will have to make another appearance with another team. At least that is what some people believe.

After being released by the Jets following his retirement, which makes him a free agent if he returns, it is a apparent that Favre and New York are parting ways.

If Favre does take another crack at it, it is almost certain that he will do it in Minnesota Vikings' purple, his long time nemesis.

Assuming this is where he ends up, the inconsistent Tarvaris Jackson and recently-traded-for Sage Rosenfels will be his main competition.

You might think he would have the edge right away, but Favre is getting old and is injured, while Jackson and Rosenfels have already been learning the system for a while.

Last season ended ugly for Favre, and that is how the entire season will be remembered. But he did show flashes of brilliance and started the season on a hot streak.

He reached his pinnacle in Week Four against the Arizona Cardinals, a game not to be forgotten in which Favre threw for six touchdowns, looking like an explosive 24-year-old rather than a rusty 38-year-old.

All-in-all, Favre had an average season: not terrible, but not great. He completed 343 passes on 522 attempts, with 22 touchdowns and 22 interceptions. He had a grand total of 3472 passing yards and a solid 80.1 quarterback rating. He also added 43 yards and one touchdown on the ground.

Statistics are statistics, and you can take them as you like. However, the fact is that a late season collapse from Favre and the Jets caused them to lose their grip on the AFC East lead and miss the playoffs altogether. This is far more important than a few numbers and averages in the NFL, and it is why Favre's season is seen as a failure.

Although the talk of Favre and the Vikings has died down a bit, there was once a time in which Favre garnered more attention than anybody who was actually on an NFL roster.

Still, the fact that Favre has been working with high school teams and is being treated by the world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon James Andrews, has raised a few eyebrows.

If you ask me, I personally do not feel that Favre is going to make a comeback, but who am I to say?

I am 100 percent sure, however, that Favre will not settle into the world as a typical human being as he says he would like to. The spotlight will always be on him and there will always be questions for him to answer. Well, maybe they will leave him alone once he reaches his 50's, but until then, you can be confident that you have not heard the last of Brett Favre.

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