A Minnesota Viking Fans' Open Thoughts On: Brett Favre

Andy SmithCorrespondent IAugust 26, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 21: Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings passes the football against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome on August 21, 2009 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)
Last Tuesday, August 18th, Brett Favre did the unimaginable. Against the wishes of thousands of devoted Green Bay Packers fans, Favre joined their NFC North division rival, my beloved Minnesota Vikings. A move that didn't really surprise me, but simply was a headache all summer long.
Don't get me wrong, I love Brett Favre, and his impact on the NFL. He is destined for the Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. He has become a iconic figure of the NFL QB.

However, it seemed every day there was a new chapter to add to the so called "Brett Favre Saga". ESPN became known for their 24-hour updates on all things Favre-related. I love ESPN but having to get updates every hour on Favre gets annoying... FAST!

Now that's past and yes, the unthinkable is now thinkable. Sort of. Brett Favre is a Minnesota Viking?! Favre, the QB who was with the Packers for 17 seasons, the Vikings' biggest rival, will now be on the opposite side, hoping to lead another team besides the Pack to a Super Bowl.

To say I'm excited about the Minnesota Vikings season opener is an understatement! I was already excited for the season to start but now we have the legendary Brett Favre. Granted he he is 39 soon to be 40 years old! But still it's Brett Favre! Now I'm ecstatic for the season to start at the Cleveland Browns on September 13th.

Now I'm not saying Brett Favre is the Vikings' savior, and I'm defiantly NOT saying they are headed to the Super Bowl, but Favre defiantly brings that leadership and experience we haven't had since the days of Daunte Culpepper!

Let's face the facts, Minnesota fans are getting just down right tired of Tavaris Jackson his inability to lead the offense. Simple mistakes and inconsistency won't win us our FIRST Super Bowl in Vikings' franchise history.

We have a team built for a Super Bowl title run. We have one of the NFL's top defenses, the best running back in the NFL with Adrian Peterson and one of the better Offensive Lines in the league and now we have a veteran QB who knows our offense.

This is our best shot a Super Bowl! We are however, taking a big risk with a 40 year old QB but only time will tell if we made the right move.

Here's to a stellar Vikings season and possibly a trip to Miami!

This is Andy Smith, your Minnesota Vikings nut! I'm out!