Does Brett Have One More Year In Him?

Kristian SiutaCorrespondent IIJanuary 26, 2010

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings gestures as he walks off the field after the Vikings lost to the New Orleans Saints 31-28 in overtime during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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It is now that time of year again. It is time for the rugged old veterans of the National Football League to consider their options for the future. And for the national media, when I say rugged old veterans, I and the rest of the nation are focusing on Brett Favre.

I as well as everybody else, has enough of the Brett Favre fiasco, "will he or won't he" retire. I sat there just as all of you were listening, watching, waiting for the breaking news to drop not once, but twice.

The past two seasons Favre left franchises in limbo at the most important position on the field, let a lone being the face of a franchise. Favre took his time and made his decision on his own.

Once again, the Minnesota Vikings might have to do a little persuading and nudging of their own, if they want this Hall Of Famer to return to the Purple and Gold.

The Vikings knew all too much about Brett Favre's legacy in Green Bay, but that did not scare off the Vikings. Favre wanted to start a new legacy with the Vikings, after his debacle with the New York Jets.

Last season, the Vikings' head coach, Brad Childress, did his best "used car salesman" impersonation, and sold his middle of the road franchise and with the help of Brett Favre and the chemistry that was built with the young receivers, Minnesota turned into a true force in the NFL.

Everyone knows of his elustrious 19-year career, three Most Valuable Player awards, selected to 11 Pro Bowl games, 309 consecutive starts, all of the passing touchdowns, completions, attempts, and the dreaded interceptions.

But how much of the fire is still buring inside Brett? He is now 40 years old, and after Sunday's game, Brett might even be feeling closer to 50 with all of the hits his body withstood.

Does Brett still have that winning urge to win one more, to go out on top? There is no question in my mind and I am sure many of yours as well, that think Brett Favre still has the ability to play football at the highest level, but his family and Brett himself will have to decide what is best for their future.

We all know that the Vikings came as close to reaching the Super Bowl as you possibly can, without making it, but that is the drive that might push Brett to return for one more year in Minnesota.