As I am fairly new to the editorial world, you should first know that football columns will not ever become my forte, but c’mon now, even I had to write about this one!
Can we all just go back to the 2007 NFC Championship where Favre ended an incredible record-breaking season and just make that the end of his career? Can we just forget his teenage girlish tendencies toward indecisiveness and drama that has inconveniently flooded the football world over the past couple years?
Please, oh please!!!
Now please don’t misunderstand me and flood my inbox with hate mail, but I do in fact believe Mr. Favre is one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and his legacy at Green Bay will remain forever, but it sure does seem like it’s getting tarnished by the minute.
Was the 9-7 record with the Jets last season not enough to show Favre it may be time to hang up the cleats? Apparently not. Is Favre’s looming 40th (yes, 40th!!!) birthday not enough either?
Now I certainly understand what is going through Favre’s battered head. Similar to many other great athletes in the past, he still thinks he has what it takes to play in the NFL, and maybe he has the perfect mix of qualities at the perfect time to take the Vikings to a Super Bowl, but that’s highly doubtful…at best.
Brett, my advice to you is to take a look back at some great athletes who were certain they could still compete at the top of the sports world. Athletes like Roger Clemens, Ricky Williams, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Michael Jordan (the second time).
I don’t foresee an ESPY for Best Comeback Athlete is in Favre’s future, and I don’t see anything good coming out of this incredibly delirious decision. But that’s just me.
But, maybe it’s destiny.
Maybe it’s not just a coincidence that Michael Vick (a former Atlanta Falcons quarterback) is returning to the NFL at the same time Brett Favre (originally the 33rd overall draft pick for the Falcons in 1991) is trying for another year.
Maybe there will be an epic NFC Championship showdown between Vick’s squad and Favre’s army at the end of the 2009 season. But I’m not holding my breath.
So Brett, please do whatever it takes to erase the future season from your history book. Please don’t let your name be added to the list mentioned above.
But wait…his signing with the Vikings is pending a physical…maybe his age will catch up with him before the season even begins.
One can only hope…