Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings Project: Brett Favre's Comeback, Part 2

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - AUGUST 18:  Brett Favre #4 (L) throw a pass during a Minnesota Vikings practice session as John David Boty watches on August 18, 2009 at Winter Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Favre has reportedly agreed to play for the Vikings, a reversal of his announced retirement.  (Photo by Scott A. Schneider/Getty Images)
Jay BrownContributor IAugust 18, 2009

Hell is freezing over - again!

Former Green Bay Packers and New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre has announced he's coming out of retirement, managing to turn the idea of making a comeback into a sport of its own.

As of early Tuesday morning, the one day NFL Hall of Fame quarterback has traded in his golf clubs and fishing rod for a Minnesota Vikings uniform.

That's right, the Minnesota Vikings!

Favre is now playing for a team that happens to be one of the hated rivals of his former employers, the Green Bay Packers.

I can't even being to describe my distain for that. It would be like seeing Tom Brady in a Colts uniform or LaDainian Tomlinson wearing the Silver and Black of the Raiders.

It's just plain wrong!

Especially, when the Packers went to such efforts to include stipulations in Favre's contract with the Jets that he wouldn't be able to play for another team in the NFC North without severe consequences.

Brett Favre's comeback last season with the New York Jets was short-lived, although the attempt he made was valiant. Favre passed for 3,472 yards and 22 touchdowns, but also threw a near career high 22 interceptions as well. His numbers last season while not career highs were still consistant with what he has done throughout his career, however we saw that his age was finally becoming a factor.

During his entire NFL career, Favre has been a tough quarterback playing through injuries, illness, and even the life-altering event of his father passing away.

It was increasingly noticeable last season that the punishing hits he would sometimes sustain from opposing defenses would rattle him more than what they did earlier in his career.

Brett needs to step back and take a lesson from those great NFL quarterbacks namely Montana, Elway, and Aikman and just hang up the cleats and pads for good. He's going to the Hall of Fame and will most likely be a first ballot entry. 

Now all he needs to do is sit back, relax, and wait for his call from Canton, Ohio.

While I wish Brett, the best of luck this season with the Vikings i'm fearful that in the coming months the wonderful fans of Minnesota are going to let the franchise and Brett himself know that he should have stayed retired after all.

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