Favre to Vikings? So What?

SEATTLE - DECEMBER 21:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the New York Jets gets back up after being tackled by Brandon Mebane of the Seattle Seahawks on the final possession on December 21, 2008 at Qwest Field in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Jets 13-3. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Curly MorrisAnalyst IJune 18, 2009

Jun 16, 2009- Brett Favre will know in several weeks whether or not his surgically repaired arm will allow him to come out of retirement...again. (

Jun 15, 2009 - A Minnesota Vikings trainer visited Brett Favre on Sunday night in Mississippi to discuss exercises the quarterback can do to improve shoulder strength following arthroscopic surgery at the end of May...(

Jun 12, 2009 - In the next few days a Minnesota Vikingstrainer and a member of the team's coaching staff intend to travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., to work with retired quarterback Brett Favre, a source close to the situation tells ESPN. (

Jun 11, 2009 - EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Eventually, the Minnesota Vikings will need to know: Is Brett Favre going to play or not? (ESPN)

Jun 5, 2009 - MINNEAPOLIS -- Brett Favre remains retired, as far as his agent is concerned. (ESPN)

Okay, I'll stop there.

Unless you are Brett Favre's cousin, this has to be nauseating by now. At least Favre's daily updates have been declassified as 'breaking news' stories and relegated (hopefully) to sidebar status.

To think, all of this for a 40 year old QB who threw 22 interceptions last season on a team that did not make the playoffs and lost four of their last five games.

Over Favre's last six seasons he has 168 giveaways against 152 TD's and has a losing record in the post season.

Compare that to Michael Vick who over the same time span has 107 giveaways against 92 TD's and has been even money in the post season. Oh yeah, Vick has a higher winning percentage and is also 11 years younger than Favre.

So why all the hoopla over Favre's attempt to resurrect his declining career in a Vikings uniform?

First of all he is Brett Favre. The guy has played 18 years in the NFL and has 10 Pro Bowl appearances. So what if only has just as many Super Bowl titles as Trent Dilfer.

So what if he is the NFL's equivalent of former NBA Coach Lenny Wilkins? Wilkins, the NBA'a all-time winningest coach also has coached the most losses in league history. Favre by comparison, leads the NFL in interceptions thrown along with holding the number one spot for TD's thrown.

So what if he currently the NFL's leader in fumbles by active players.

Hey the guy is only 40 years old, and look what he did for the Jets last season!

So as we endure more of the soap opera that is the Brett Favre retirement/show, by default forcing us to endure more of those lame Wrangler commercials, I ask myself one simple question.

Why is it that the Vikings want sign Favre?

Ooh, ooh wait a minute ESPN is about to tell me...again.



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